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Exhibition: “Charles Addams, Family and Friends” at Morris-Jumel

Until February 18th, 2018.  Morris-Jumel is proud to announce a spectacular new exhibit of the famed New Yorker cartoonist, Charles Addams, for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining and family outings.  Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia as well as other Addams ephemera. The opening reception is, appropriately, on Friday October 13th at 6PM at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York City. The exhibit will run until February 18th. Morris-Jumel is open Tuesday – Sunday and is accessible by the 1, A & C subway lines. For more info, call 212 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Charles Addams

Born in Westfield, New Jersey in 1912, Charles Samuel Addams’ prodigal artistic talent led him to become one of America’s best cartoonists. In 1933, at just 21 years of age, The New Yorker first published his work. Addams went on to become one of that magazine’s marquee contributors until his death in 1988. His body of work spans almost 60 years of output and is estimated to contain several thousand works. Over 15 books of his drawings have been published so far, appearing in many languages across the globe. Addams works appear in a number of prestigious permanent collections including The New York Public Library, The Museum of the City of New York and The Library of Congress.

Exhibition: “Charles Addams, Family and Friends” at Morris-Jumel

Until February 18th, 2018.  Morris-Jumel is proud to announce a spectacular new exhibit of the famed New Yorker cartoonist, Charles Addams, for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining and family outings.  Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia as well as other Addams ephemera. The opening reception is, appropriately, on Friday October 13th at 6PM at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York City. The exhibit will run until February 18th. Morris-Jumel is open Tuesday – Sunday and is accessible by the 1, A & C subway lines. For more info, call 212 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Charles Addams

Born in Westfield, New Jersey in 1912, Charles Samuel Addams’ prodigal artistic talent led him to become one of America’s best cartoonists. In 1933, at just 21 years of age, The New Yorker first published his work. Addams went on to become one of that magazine’s marquee contributors until his death in 1988. His body of work spans almost 60 years of output and is estimated to contain several thousand works. Over 15 books of his drawings have been published so far, appearing in many languages across the globe. Addams works appear in a number of prestigious permanent collections including The New York Public Library, The Museum of the City of New York and The Library of Congress.

Kristian Glynn: Garbage Bouquet

Through November 26, Gitler &______ is pleased to present the latest solo exhibition from painter and mixed media artist Kristian Glynn , entitled Garbage Bouquet . This show is composed of new wall – mounted paper – based assemblages,, wherein text and figures are interchangeable forms within the tightly bound landscapes , and the intricacies of Glynn’s fractured narratives become pure fodder for the wayward soul.

Exhibition: “Charles Addams, Family and Friends” at Morris-Jumel

Until February 18th, 2018.  Morris-Jumel is proud to announce a spectacular new exhibit of the famed New Yorker cartoonist, Charles Addams, for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining and family outings.  Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia as well as other Addams ephemera. The opening reception is, appropriately, on Friday October 13th at 6PM at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York City. The exhibit will run until February 18th. Morris-Jumel is open Tuesday – Sunday and is accessible by the 1, A & C subway lines. For more info, call 212 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Charles Addams

Born in Westfield, New Jersey in 1912, Charles Samuel Addams’ prodigal artistic talent led him to become one of America’s best cartoonists. In 1933, at just 21 years of age, The New Yorker first published his work. Addams went on to become one of that magazine’s marquee contributors until his death in 1988. His body of work spans almost 60 years of output and is estimated to contain several thousand works. Over 15 books of his drawings have been published so far, appearing in many languages across the globe. Addams works appear in a number of prestigious permanent collections including The New York Public Library, The Museum of the City of New York and The Library of Congress.

Lantern Arts’ “Exhibit: Self” at Word Up

The Lantern Arts Collective unites artists of diverse backgrounds and experience who live in Lantern Community Services supportive housing buildings. Guided by Chantal Heijnen, Sonja Rohde and Emily Sharp, members of the groups meet on a weekly basis to explore a variety of media. Their work was recently displayed at the Ron Taylor Gallery as part of Arts to End Violence. The Lantern Arts Collective also presented their work in the 2017 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Uptown Arts Stroll. Their collaborative work, Block Party, was featured in the 2016 Community Partnership Art Show at the Museum of Modern Art.  The short film Self > Selfie explores the ways we curate our images for public consumption, and examines what our screens fail to capture and communicate about life experience.

Self > Selfie
was made in collaboration with Lantern and teaching artist Kerry Downey, in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art Community Partnership Program. Over 50 Lantern staff and residents participated in the film. Since 2007, MoMA’s Community Partnership Program has been working with nonprofit and community-based organizations throughout New York City to create new ways of accessing MoMA’s collection and resources. As a multidisciplinary video artist, Downey is interested in finding creative ways to explore our contemporary relationship to media and technology.

Exhibit: Self features self portraits of Lantern Arts Collective artists; mixed media, acrylic, photography.

The program also features a short film, STONEFACED by Vivian Ducat.