BCB ART | You lose yourself, you reappear: new work by Richard Finkelstein
Mr. Finkelstein communicates stories of separation using diverse media such as miniature tableaux, installations, drawings, and photographs.
Richard Finkelstein
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Richard Finkelstein

You lose yourself, you reappear

BCB ART presents the exhibition “You lose yourself, you reappear,” new work by Richard Finkelstein, from June 24 through August 6.

A common thread of cinematic isolation unites this exhibition, which initially gives the impression of being a group show. However, closer inspection reveals the singular focus of Mr. Finkelstein, who communicates stories of separation using diverse media such as miniature tableaux, installations, drawings, and photographs. Featured artworks—which may spark future narratives in the viewer’s mind—include images of a voluminous library, an intimate view of a famous painter’s studio, and an idyllic scene of nude women cavorting by a waterfall. The collected works capture a unique human perspective that is at once familiar, yet unreal.

The artist draws inspiration from a quote by the playwright Samuel Beckett:

”To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.”

Perhaps as an embodiment of this challenge, groups of bewildered-looking men will inhabit the gallery, as well as other venues, along Warren Street (Hudson’s main thoroughfare) for the duration of the show.

A reception for the artist will be held at BCB ART on Saturday, June 24, from 6 to 8 PM.

Also on view will be work by gallery artists: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Barbara Friedman, Julian Opie, Dan Welden, and others.

BCB ART Gallery hours: Thursday – Sunday 12 to 6 PM, and by appointment.