Opening Reception
Thurs, October 14, 6-9pm S

Show dates Oct 14 – Nov 13, 2021
Hours: Wed-Sun 1-6pm

Westbeth Home of the Arts is back with a bang after a long hiatus due to Covid and what better way to do this? by bringing together 8 amazing and uniquely different artists who’s take on the phrase:

Sign Of The Times
“Something judged to exemplify or indicate the nature or quality of a particular period”

Each artist has their own point of view whether its personal, political or time specific. The show features paintings, photography, a combination of both, sculpture, free hand paper cutting, dioramas and installation. These works will provoke us to question what is going on in the world right now and what kind of world are we leaving to future generations.


Illtyd Barrett, Christina Duarte, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Stephen Hall, Steve Joester, Martin Mahoney, Rob Plater, Robert Ross

Illtyd Barrett
Barrett will explore the phenomena of the rise of populism and consumerism which has led to a climate of anti intellectualism and religious fundamentalism. Using hand made pigments and substrates, Barrett proposes to exhibit both sculpture and 2D elements reflecting the above concerns.

Christina Duarte
Now is the time to recognize that society requires women to behave in a particular way that often hides their true selves. My pieces are a diptych dialogue about women showing two sides of their personalities as a narration of rising against prejudice, sexism and the stigma of personal struggle.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Cut Work, is a free hand paper cutting process that charts the contours of our ever- changing emotional experience through the movement of form, line, color, and light and shadow. Evolving over the course of ten years, Cut Work traveled through Gregory- Gruen’s diverse vocabulary of mediums from paper and metal, to leather and 12-gauge gunshot blasts to understand the play between visceral emotional responses and meditative rest.

Stephen Hall
I continue to make paintings that draw attention to our planet in crisis.
Whether it is plastic pollution or the fossil fuel industry and climate change, it is most certainly greed at the heart of it. I draw attention to these things by rendering scenes that show the beauty of our natural world juxtaposed with symbols of the aforementioned.

Steve Joester
Capturing the cultural explosion propelled by Rock n Roll from the Rolling Stones to the Sex Pistols. Loud, brash, colorful and fueled by youth rebellion!

Martin Mahoney
Always had a keen interest in photography which has intensified recently due to the alarming acceleration in the gentrification of his beloved East Village, attempting to capture what’s left of the old neighborhood and its denizens, which are being replaced by glass boxes, banks and bubble tea joints.…

Rob Plater
The re-appropriation of styles and traditions within Robert’s work serves to bridge the gap between his favorite genres within the extensive history of image making.

Robert Ross

Contact: Curator Samantha Hall (646) 309 7109

Westbeth Gallery: 57 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014

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