Sep 11, 2007

A 9/11 Gesture @ Honfleur Tonight!

Manju Shandler: GESTURE
September 11 – October 6
Opening Memorial Reception: September 11th @ 7:30 pm
Honfleur Gallery

1241 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC

[Honfleur continues with its schedule of socially conscious and artistically innovative exhibits. I haven't had a chance to see this exhibit yet but past shows have been excellent. Check out the pizza shop next door and make a night of it. You won't be sorry you crossed the river. Pizza, wine, and art; a truly American way to pay tribute to all the people who gave their lives so we could invade Iraq.]

The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade
Center buildings shocked and disarmed the modern world. This act of hate
resulted in the death of 2,752 people. This number is almost inconceivable. The
painting installation Gesture gives a tangible allegory to the size of this loss
by grouping together one brick-sized painting for every life taken on that day.
When hung together as a single installation, the paintings form a grid of
vibrant blocks of red, yellow, white, black and pink that subtly shift from
color to color. On closer examination each painting bares its own mark, paying
tribute to the uniqueness of each individual who perished on September 11th and
the massive repercussions of this event on society as a whole. Gesture is a
meditation on the many facets of life, death, the past, and the future that have
been inextricably altered by that single day. Completed over a three-year
period, the style and content of each piece spans the range of human emotion
from horrific to uplifting, from dark to light.Gesture is a tribute to those who
perished in New York City on September 11, 2001, as seen through the eyes of one
New York artist.

-Honfleur Press Release

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