"EXTERIORS 2011-2012" EXHIBITION
On view at The
Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, The JCC, New York
January 9 - February 28, 2013
The opening will be on Thursday, February 7
Exteriors presents a selection of the artist's works made during prolonged stays at a studio he keeps in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. Both Brooklyn and the Upper West Side play leading roles in Kovner's New York life. Though man-made structures have sometimes appeared in the horizons of his desert landscapes, the works exhibited in Exteriors fully demonstrate Kovner's understanding of urban terrain. As gallerist Gabi Bineth notes, "Michael Kovner's New York is not readily visible, and does not include the city's most famous icons.
Kovner's New York is much more intimate[…]it entices the viewer to seek out the city’s genuine heirlooms. From a barge crossing the river to tenement housing and an intimate visit to the artist's studio, Kovner shows us the view from his window into the bustling world of this magnificent city, with its skyline and its red brick buildings amid the changing seasons, from scorching summer to the cold, gray winter."
The opening will be followed at 8 p.m. by a theatrical adaptation of my new graphic novel "Ezekiel's World"
jccmanhattan.org Tel: 646-505-5708
The JCC, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St., New York City