Weekend Destination: Laurie Anderson’s Boat

Boat (2012). Oil on Canvas

So many wonderful music events are going on this Spring into early Summer.

Next week is no exception, with the New York Philharmonic presenting an all Dutilleux concert (featuring Yo-Yo Ma) and Philharmonic 360.

Artist's rendering of Philharmonic 360

However, sometimes even the most ardent of music lovers need to feed their souls with arts from other disciplines.

I can’t think of anyone with more fertile cross-disciplinary pursuits than Laurie Anderson.

Presented by Vito Schnabel (details below), Anderson’s Boat is the first exhibition of her paintings in New York.

Anderson is no dilettante in the visual arts: her academic background includes teaching art history.

She’s spent at least as much time exploring the visual world via fine arts works and video/film as she has spent in sound and performance arts.

The exhibit is only open through Saturday (tomorrow), but  is free and open to the public.

Why not take a break from musicking and enjoy some paintings?

Lolabelle in the Bardo (2011). Charcoal on paper.

LAURIE ANDERSON - BOAT
MAY 12 – JUNE 23, 2012
126 Leroy St New York, NY 10014
Tuesday – Saturday 12-6pm
free to the public

Pink Painting (2012) Oil on canvas

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