440 Gallery announce Slow Art Day and a Lecture on Collage

. April 10, 2018

When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries. The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise). And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art lovers.

One day each year – April 14 in 2018 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Slow Art Day Saturday, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Collage and children’s books are excellent playmates. The spontaneity and irrationality of the former are a good match for the whimsy, humor, and fantasy of the latter.In this profusely illustrated lecture, Barbara Confino of the NewForms Collage Collective, will talk about the range of collage work to be found in children’s books, pointing out the idiosyncratic styles of some of its most illustrious practitioners. Often combining collage with mixed media, such as drawing, painting, and photography, these artists are among the most versatile, skilled and inventive working today.Join us on Sunday April 15th for an afternoon of pure collage delight!

440 Gallery is located at 440 Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 9th and 10th Streets, and is convenient to the F, G, and R subways. The gallery is open on Thursday and Friday, 4pm – 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm, or by appointment.

Category: Fine Art News

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