WILLIAMSBURG SALON at the Amarin Café

Amarin Café

Modern Thai Cuisine — open daily
617 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Between Driggs Ave. and Nassau Ave. (G Train to Nassau Ave. or B61 bus)
718-349-2788

THE WILLIAMSBURG ART & HISTORICAL CENTER invites you to a one person show by a member of the WAH SALON ART CLUB

Mary Westring

February 5th-April 1st, 2012

I lived in Japan in 1995, 50 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with the intent to explore in visual form my troubled feelings about that seminal horror. I was five years old in 1945 and I remember clearly the confusion I felt throughout my childhood about sanctioned killing and the message I got from my Christian upbringing, "thou shalt not kill."

On August 5th 1945 people in Hiroshima Japan went about their lives, not suspecting that their city and world would be changed irrevocably the next day. The thirteen paintings, Hands, August 5th are of hands of doing normal things and were followed by another thirteen paintings, Hands, August 6th. These are of grotesquely burned, bloody and deformed hands which will not be shown for the displeasure of the diners at the Amarin Cafe!

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