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Collage Lightswitches Inspired by James Rosenquist

Free Community Artmaking

Friday, June 24, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Kasmin Gallery, West 27th Street, New York, NY, USA

Children’s Museum of the Arts families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of art activities celebrating James Rosenquist‘s new exhibition at Kasmin Gallery on Saturday, June 4 at 11 AM. Children will take inspiration from Rosenquist’s Untitled (Off) painting to create collaged and decoupaged light switches in the spirit of CMA Artists in Residence's artistic practices.

About the Exhibition

Kasmin is thrilled to present an exhibition of paintings by James Rosenquist, staged in collaboration with the Estate of James Rosenquist, on view at 509 West 27th Street through June 4, 2022. Realized between 1989 and 1992, the works share several unique formal elements that combine in a compelling exploration of the rapidly changing world of the late 20th century. Blending abstract forms and figuration in a dynamic cacophony of imagery, the works probe both ecological and political themes and can be read as both celebrations of natural habitats as well as elegies to their desecration on a global and cosmic scale. Searingly relevant today, Rosenquist’s approach to image-making tests the possibilities of perception and asks us to consider forms of consumerism and consumption that affect our climate, our natural world, and the space our planet inhabits.

Kasmin Gallery

Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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