Dates: February 3 through February 24, 2018
Opening Reception February 3rd, 6-8 pm
Music in the Afternoon February 11th 4-6pm
Special guest: Andrew Bolotowsky, flutist with other fine musicians
Closing festivities on Saturday February 24, 4 – 6pm will include a performance by critically acclaimed singer and actor Molly Pope at 4pm
(see musical event description below)
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1-6pm
For more information contact Deborah Day: 212 754-6767
The Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors presents Sound and Image, an exhibition at the Westbeth Gallery on the theme of image and music.
In his On the Spiritual in Art, Kandinsky wrote: “Colour is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many strings.” Ever since Kandinsky likened paint to music, modernists have been thinking hard about the influential ways that visual art and music come together.
Interactive links to music are incorporated into the exhibition, as well as music events including an afternoon featuring Andrew Bolotowsky, flutist and son of Federation founder Ilya Bolotowsky, on February 11, 2018, 4-6pm in the gallery.
Jacqueline Sferra Rada
Jean François Rocheman
Two afternoons of music will be presented in conjunction with “Sound and Image”, an interactive visual art and music exhibition by the historic art organization the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, at the Westbeth Gallery.
“Music in the Afternoon”, Sunday, February 11, 4 – 6 pm will begin with Andrew Bolotowsky, a well-known and frequently recorded flautist who grew up in the New York City art world. Andrew Bolotowsky studied with Elaine Schaffer, William Kincaid, and Jean-Pierre Rampal. He has performed over 3,000 solo recitals and participated in countless chamber music and orchestral concerts. His father, leading early 20th-century abstract painter Ilya Bolotowsky, was a founding member of FOMPS, and has served as its president.
The afternoon will continue with local musicians Peter May and Dan Merrill, who will perform songs relating to the exhibition.
Closing festivities on Saturday February 24, 4 – 6pm will include a performance by critically acclaimed singer and actor Molly Pope at 4pm.
Hailed as “One of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” by the New York Times,
Ms Pope’s shows have played Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Cafe Carlyle and many other venues in the USA and Australia. She has been named a Time Out New York “Top Ten Cabaret Act of 2008” and 2012 and a Village Voice Best of NYC 2011 for “Best Singer to Turn Life Into A Cabaret.” Most recently she recorded her first album, “An Audience with Molly Pope”, live at Joe’s Pub. Her stage credits most recently include “Bulldozer” (Theater at St. Clement’s).