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BPC DID YOU KNOW? | “Interventions” at SFAC

In partnership with the Shirley Fiterman Art Center (SFAC) at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Interventions features works by internationally-recognized artists Mildred Howard and Ned Smyth – both of whom also have works on display in Battery Park City. The exhibition can be viewed from the exterior of the SFAC galleries through the large, street-front windows on Barclay Street, Park Place, and West Broadway.

Howard’s “In the Line of Fire” consists of numerous, repeated life-size figures, which are made up of cut-out plywood soldiers that together form a standing regiment. The figures have been silkscreen-printed with a single recurring image – a young man in his teens, who was a distant relative of the artist and who had been drafted or enlisted into the U.S. Army during the First World War. Howard’s work not only points to the history of racism in this country, but also raises fundamental questions surrounding what it means to be American.

Smyth’s “Moments of Matter and Life” pairs some of the artist’s early post-Minimal work from the 1970s with a group of his most recent sculptural and photographic investigations on the shapes and textures of stones and twigs that he has been continuously collecting. Experimenting with large format, black and white photographs, as well as sculpture, Smyth obsessively explores aspects of definition, texture, and scale.

Interventions runs from June 3-September 25 at SFAC (81 Barclay Street). Read more.

Interventions Exhibition Brochure

বাঙালি (Bengali)               


Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian-Creole)     

Italiano (Italian)    

한국어 (Korean)     

Русская версия (Russian)     

Español (Spanish)

In addition, Mildred Howard’s “The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own” is on view at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City for an extended run through Spring 2022. Ned Smyth’s “The Upper Room“ is permanently on view at the entrance to the Battery Park City Esplanade at Albany Street.

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