EL ANATSUI AT THE SCHOOL IN KINDERHOOK

THE SCHOOL IN KINDERHOOK

THE SCHOOL IN KINDERHOOK

JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY: THE SCHOOL [KINDERHOOK]
EL ANATSUI/ Five Decades/ May 17 – September 26, 2015
Jack Shainman Gallery is celebrating the first anniversary of The School (their gorgeous gallery in Kinderhook, NY) with a solo exhibition of work by El Anatsui, who was just awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, the Venice Biennale’s highest honor. Five Decades is a comprehensive survey spanning the last fifty years of Anatsui’s celebrated career, from compositions in painting, wood, and clay, to the magnificent metal works for which he is renowned. The gallery is open Saturdays only, so check their website for more information

The reception on Sunday was attended by a huge audience, in awe of the installation of the exhibition and the gallery renovation itself. Foot traffic through the building flows smoothly because the school building is so large. Food trucks and tents for music, wine and beer added to the celebration. 


WOMB OF TIME ©EL ANATSUI.  COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

WOMB OF TIME ©EL ANATSUI.  COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

©El Anatsui.  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Titles (above; l-r) DISSOLVING DREAMSMETAS IIMETAS IV; DETAIL FROM METAS II; METAS I

©EL ANATSUI.  COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

©EL ANATSUI.  COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK


THE FOOD TRUCKS FOR THE RECEPTION

The Black Forest Flammkuchen truck was parked with several others outside THE SCHOOL. It might be there again some Saturdays, but it was super popular during the reception.

'Lekker' means delicious in Dutch, and one of the owners of the Lekker food truck is Dutch ... thus its name.  This food truck was really popular, too, and you can find out more on their beautiful site, which is linked above.

Another truck with long lines at the reception served barbeque. 'Cue has a venue in Saugerties, NY and does catering as well - as do Lekker and The Black Forest Flammkuchen.