“And the winner is….” at Figureworks
George Spencer with Joe Brown, Vincent Campanella, James Carlin, Laurent Casimir, John Fenton, Eugene Higgins, Lee Jackson, Russell Patterson, Nathan Rapoport, Johannes Schiefer, Lois Williams
Guest Curator: Alison Lowery
September 6 – October 5, 2014
Reception: Friday, September 12th from 6-9PM with Williamsburg Every 2nd Friday – when all galleries stay open late
Musical performance by Paul Buffa and Nicholas Grodsky, featuring a 978 Fender Rhodes Mark 1
And the winner is…. features work from George Spencer’s Boxing series. Spen
This exhibit also includes paintings and sculpture from a talented and diverse group of 20th century artists. These artists represent the many forms of competition ranging from Eugene Higgin’s gruesome safari hunt to Russell Patterson’s whimsical courtroom scene. Other works include Lois Williams’ carnival games, Laurent Casimir’s cock fight, contestants from a 1950’s Central Park dance contest by Lee Jackson, and Nathan Rapoport’s religious sculpture of Jacob wrestling with the angel.
This exhibition reminds the viewer that we are constantly competing throughout our lives, even when we are not consciously aware of it. Our daily decisions and struggles inevitably result in victory or defeat.