Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gain insight into the artistic process in 'The Words of Color'

A piece by Fritz Weiss

Known for their multi-medium, multi-artist, multi-sensory shows, this fall, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition doesn’t disappoint.

Starting September 12, “The Words of Color” presents over 1,000 works representing over 250 local artists, in the Red Hook organization’s fall group art show.

A narrative show, most artists will have a written narrative as well as their art work as part of their presentation. Some of the narratives are integrated into the work, and may be a statement, poem, or book. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside an artist’s head, you’ll get an opportunity to discover sources of inspiration, descriptions of techniques or entertaining works of fiction.

The works of four artists are featured in “The Words of Color”: avant-garde constructions by Carlo Grassini, where every day and found objects are transformed with the use of paint, wood and adhesives; wonderful urban landscapes by painter Cynthia Chatman, an installation of The Colors of Venice and Burano by digital photographer Steven (Fritz) Weiss, and Anita Giraldo’s See My Voice, a series of speech animated photographs.

Nearly a third of the 25,000 square foot waterfront gallery will also be devoted to “Further to the Edge,” a show within a show, where strict academic display methods have been abandoned and artists have hung their work in radical and exciting ways.

Also throughout the show’s run at the space, the 3rd Annual Red Hook Film Festival will showcase short films from around the world, this year focusing on Brooklyn filmmakers and films about the urban industrial waterfront (October 3 and 4); UnPlugged in Red Hook acoustic music series, with everything from garage punk to an accordion orchestra, on most Sundays; Screening Room Saturdays, which are free programs of experimental, documentaries, animation films and music videos; a program of Sunday afternoon poetry readings, including Nuyorican poetry (October 11); and an introduction to Photoshop (October 24).

The show kicks off September 12 with an opening reception featuring the music of Stefan Bauer, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. All shows are free. “Words of Color runs until October 25.

For a more complete schedule, go here. For more information, call 718-596-2506/7.


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