ARTIST TALK NEXT SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 4-6 PM
THE SHOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2013
Aimee Hertog – Artist and Curator Yuko Nii – WAH Director
Toxicity Exhibition Williamsburg Art and Historical Center
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center 135 Broadway, Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718 486-6012 or 7372
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, located at 135 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY is pleased to announce the opening of Toxicity, a group exhibition of seven artists in the main gallery, The opening reception took place on Saturday, May 25. The show will run from Saturday, May 25th through Sunday June 30, 2013.
“Toxicity” presents the work of artists who deal with toxicity, in physical as well as societal manifestations, as a contemporary condition. Numerous poisons produced in laboratories cause distress, disease and death, with proliferation causing the world to live in a perpetual state of toxicity (and anxiety). Humanity is increasingly endangered by the consequences of out-of-control patriarchal power as well as corporate and personal greed that has emerged from the “money-to-be-made” by inflicting misery on society. As an example, in the future governments may regulate home gardens, keeping individuals from harvesting their own seeds so that “food” corporations can take over the world’s food supply with products that have been shown to cause organ failure and infertility as well as cancer. Our bodies are a battleground in the struggle to maintain our physical and mental health. The seven artists selected for the exhibition “Toxicity” utilize various media including sculpture, painting, photography, installation and performance to present diverse views on the subject of toxicity in both its mental and physical manifestations. The goal of each artist is to expose the toxicity that humanity must confront daily and to bring increased attention to the cataclysmic conditions in which we live. Participating Artists: Debra Friedkin, Max Glaser, Aimee Hertog, April Zanne Johnson, Robin M. Jordan, Greg Leshé and Ventiko
For further information, artist interviews, or additional images, please contact the curator or gallery director at the contacts above.
WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center)
The WAH Center is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization founded in 1996 by artist and philanthropist Yuko Nii. It is a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic community and create a bridge between local, national and international artists, as well as emerging and established artists of all disciplines. The WAH Center is housed in New York City Landmark Kings County Savings Bank, built in 1867, and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located at the corner of Bedford, next to the Williamsburg Bridge:
135 Broadway, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1–5 pm