Theodore: Art, Brooklyn, NY
The new works in “Contact!” are all narrowly focused on outdoor activities in the street within a few adjacent blocks, and capture a range of activities, from face painting to a media camera pointed at an advertisement for real estate. Barclays Center and a large 22-acre real estate project called Pacific Park are in an area of Prospect Heights that is hotly contested by local community and market-driven interests. In order to go about daily life in an organic way, residents must negotiate the often rigid agendas of powerful commercial concerns. The works in “Contact!” juxtapose images of immediate personal human interactions with visual evidence of separation - fences, walls, and police lines. Some efforts draw people together. Others are designed to keep them apart. Krashes’ painting focuses on some of the broader themes of his advocacy like the beauty of empowering others, and the frustration of advocacy aimed to shape government decision-making.
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