Andrei Kushnir and Michele Martin Taylor "East Village Afternoon"

American Painting

poster for Andrei Kushnir and Michele Martin Taylor "East Village Afternoon"

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The East Village is resisting gentrification, but most of the gaunt druggies peddling their meager wares on ragged blankets on 2nd Avenue are long gone. Thompson Square Park, once hosting riots and general chaos, now is a tranquil place where dog walkers, families bound for the playground and genteel homeless intermingle. Trendy shops with fascinating mixes of new and vintage are shoulder to shoulder on the cross streets, punctuated by coffeehouses and pizza joints.

This show is about the village now. Andrei has chosen to paint the new construction looming over beloved landmarks such as McSorley’s, and Michele paints the cafes and parks that, as a village resident, are her regular haunts. This show exemplifies how artists communicate to the viewer the “exquisiteness of banality”



from September 13, 2008 to November 02, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-09-13 from 17:00 to 19:00

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