Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Weather Eye, a collaborative exhibition of paintings and poetry by two brothers, James Vanderberg, a Brooklyn based artist, and Peter Vanderberg, a poet from Long Island. The exhibition opens Saturday, May 26th from 6-9pm.
The exhibition presents drawings, paintings and poems inspired by the coasts and waters of Long Island, where the Vanderberg’s grew up. James’s semi-abstract drawings and paintings allude to bay reeds, red skies, oyster shells and refracted summer sun through water. His series of knot drawings explore the context of a line both physical and drawn. Peter’s poems engage the same physical environment while also giving voice to the metaphysical currents at play there. Many of the works by the brothers were mutually inspired. Poems give voice to paintings; paintings illuminate poems and a multi-dimensional portrait of the Great South Bay is offered.
For more information, and to view sample poems and images from the book, please visit: weather-eye.blogspot.com.
Please join us for Weather Eye's opening reception on Saturday, May 26th from 6-9 pm. There will be a poetry reading and discussion with the authors from 7-8pm during the reception. Weather Eye will be on view from May 26th to June 3rd, 2012. The exhibition can be viewed by appointment. Contact us here to make an appointment.
Fowler is located in the historic Greenpoint Terminal building on the East River waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The closest subway is the Greenpoint Ave. G train stop. Our address is: 67 West Street, Unit 216, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).