Tabla Rasa Gallery presents CHILDISH THINGS. In this exhibition, images of objects/games/activities associated with childhood, are transformed by the viewpoint of artists, revealing layers of obsession, complexity, metaphor and meaning. The title comes from a Biblical line in Corinthians: “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (American King James Version)  But artists often do not put away childish things. Artistic expression can transcend the conventions of physical age. Fledgling artists may display uncanny wisdom, and mature artists can remain as fresh, playful, and experimental as did Picasso throughout his life. Original paintings, photographs, cut paper and other works on paper will be on display.

Among the artists exhibiting are:

Helen Levitt
Thomas Roma
Gerard Barbot
Beatrice Coron
Philomena Marano
Richard Eagan
Paul McDonough
Douglas Newton
Stephen Basso
Fran Beallor
Lorene Taurerewa
Rene Lynch
Tom Hagen
Alexander Kozloff

There will be an artists’ reception on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 6:00 until 8:30 pm.
General gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1:00 until 5:00 pm.
CHILDISH THINGS remains on view through Saturday, December 10, 2011.

224 48 Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11220cax?

Image Credit: Tom Hagen, American Flyers, oil on canvas.