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Talk & Book Signing: Allan Wexler’s “Absurd Thinking” at The Parrish Art Museum
November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$12
Join Allan Wexler as he discusses his unique work that fuses architecture, sculpture, photography, painting, and drawing, followed by a book signing of Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design. The book, recently published by Lars Mueller, is a richly illustrated cross section of Wexler’s multi-scale, multi-media work featuring his own writings, narratives, and reflections.
Wexler has worked in the fields of architecture, design, and fine art for 45 years. His work can be described as a type of visual poetry that re-frames the ordinary and sustains a narrative about landscape, nature, and the built environment. The work itself highlights the intriguing and surprising characteristics hidden in the elements and rituals that pervade daily life. His creations turn simple tasks such as dining, sleeping and bathing, into mechanisms of ceremony and movement. Wexler’s work is sometimes functional, sometimes theoretical, and often a hybrid of the two.
Wexler’s sculptures are on view at the Atlantic Terminal of the Long Island Railroad, the Hudson River Park in New York City, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and the Douglas Park in Santa Monica, CA. His piece along the Hudson River, Two Large Tables, consists of two elements: one that acts as a community table and the other as a shade pavilion. Both tables are supported by thirteen chairs that allow people to sit and become a part of the sculpture.
Space is limited; advance reservations are strongly encouraged.