Willy Hartland
New York City Sketchbook

June 10 – June 26, 2016
RECEPTION: Friday, June 10th from 6-9PM

fine art of the human form
168 North 6th St. (1 block from Bedford Avenue “L” train)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1-6PM

Figureworks is pleased to showcase Willy Hartland’s original drawings and the trailer from his soon-to-be-released animated short film New York City Sketchbook.
Willy has been working diligently on this complex film for many years. This exhibition will feature a number of his original sketches created for the film as well as a 2-minute trailer. This is a very exciting celebration in anticipation for the films release later this year.

Willy says of his work, “In my art, most specifically my newest animation about New York City, I explore the urban experience unfiltered, with all it’s beauty and it’s blemishes. Working from my sketchbooks, in a form of visual journalism, the film attempts to document the challenges that NewYorkers face with their hopes and desires as they negotiate the urban matrix of the city itself.
There are layers and layers of people and places in the film, some opaque, while others we see right through. Most of the characters in the film were sketched from life, often in public places, but sometimes they are friends or lovers observed privately during moments of intimacy. In this regard, the film is personal and has as many layers of interpretation”.

Figureworks is located at 168 North 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, one block from the Bedford Avenue “L” train. The gallery is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 PM and is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary and 20th century fine art of the human form.
For more information please call 718-486-7021 or visit us online at www.figureworks.com