“Slippery When Wet” – Wet Dreams Exhibition

slippery-when-wet-exhibtion-nyc Image is from Joanne Mattera: an artist being featured at the exhibition.

Wet dreams now has a new meaning as two photographers and fiveartists set their sights on exploring the liquid landscape that covers the majority of the planet we live on.

For humans water has a timeless fascination. Covering 2/3 the surface of our planet, water nourishes, cools, cleans, entertains, and inspires us. And no wonder, as is commonly known, 96% of our bodies is comprised of water, we are literally made of the stuff. In our embryonic state we develop while floating in a sort of inland sea, sporting the gills that suggest our own distant evolution from the enveloping oceans. As a subject for artists, water is an endlessly fluid metaphor presenting an ever-changing surface of reflection, complex color, and translucent mystery. Its’ varied nature can be seen as a mirror to our own mercurial moods. Rain can be soothing or pelting, a stream can murmur gently or roar with destructive force. Water is the only element that we know well in all its’ different states frozen, liquid, and gas, but it is the liquid state flowing, turbulent, or still that most attracts us. In Slippery When Wet, 5 painters and 2 photographers explore this liquid realm bringing the stillness of art and a variety of sensibilities to bear on the the restless motion of this most common yet still elusive element.

The exhibition is being shown at Metaphor Contemporary Art. There’s two months left for this exhibition so make sure to get there if you’re in the New York area, it’s definitely worth a visit.

Timeline: 2009-09-18 To 2009-11-22 Opening Reception on 2009-09-18 from 18:00 to 21:00

Artists: Suzan Batu, Susan Homer, Joanne Mattera, Nancy Manter, Andrew Mockler, Don Muchow, Peter Schroth

Website http://www.metaphorcontemporaryart.com/Ex_SlipWet.html

Price: Free Venue Hours: 12:00 To 6:00 Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Holidays

Directions: Between Hoyt and Bond St. Subway: A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, F/G to Bergen Street 382 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: 718-254-9126

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