WILLIAM SEGAL: IN THE MARKETPLACE

September 6 through October 6, 2011

 
[Image Description: A rectangular painting features a standing figure from the knee up, rendered in white with faint lines indicating the general shape of their face and outline of their clothing. The figure stands against a cobalt blue background that is painted densely at the bottom, but fades towards the top, allowing for the white background of the canvas to show through the brushstrokes. On the bottom right of the image, close to the figure’s thigh is the name “William Segal” painted in white.]

[Image Description: A rectangular painting features a standing figure from the knee up, rendered in white with faint lines indicating the general shape of their face and outline of their clothing. The figure stands against a cobalt blue background that is painted densely at the bottom, but fades towards the top, allowing for the white background of the canvas to show through the brushstrokes. On the bottom right of the image, close to the figure’s thigh is the name “William Segal” painted in white.]

 

The 8th Floor, in collaboration with Florentine Films, the estate of William Segal, and Cynthia Reeves Projects, is pleased to present paintings and works on paper by American painter and philosopher William Segal. The exhibition In the Marketplace will include the short film In the Marketplace by acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns. The film focuses on Segal’s work, which was deeply inspired by Zen buddhism.

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