April 27, 1980
Interiors and Exteriors: Figurative Artists of Park Slope, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and prints by 26 artists, will be on view in the Community Gallery of The Brooklyn Museum from April 27 through June 8. An artists’ reception will be held Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 4 P.M.
This exhibition emphasizes the impact of the community and environment upon the artists’ work. Brooklyn’s Park Slope is the residential area that begins at Prospect Park and “slopes” down to New York Harbor. The area has attracted many artists because of the beauty of its brownstone row houses, its proximity to Prospect Park, and its conducive working and living urban environment. For the artists residing in this community, the qualities of the neighborhood hold a special influence which is subtly reflected in views of home and studio and used in scenes of streets and park.
Presented in cooperation with the Park Slope Civic Council, the exhibition was organized by two Park Slope artists, Susan Fleminger and Laura Shechter. The exhibition was made possible by Park Slope Civic Council’s participation with The Brooklyn Museum in the Cultural Voucher Program of the Brooklyn Educational and Cultural Alliance (BECA), and with support from Artists Space, Abraham & Straus, and the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce. Gallery talks and related events providing an overview of the Park Slope community will take place during the exhibition.
Participating artists are: Lennart Anderson, Bob Bidner, June Blum, Jerome Burns, Josephine Burns, Ronnie Carson, Eddie Earl Cato, Cynthia Dantzic, Harvey Dinnerstein, Simon Dinnerstein, Gail Cohen Edelman, Audrey Frank, George Hildrew, Harriet Holden-Nash, Arthur Levine, Marion Lerner Levine, Pat Mainardi, Ellen McCall, Diane Miller, Susan Newmark, Elias Rivera, Shunji Sakuyama, Ben-Zion Shechter, Laura Shechter, Susanna Steig, and Don Stern.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1980, 018. View Original