On Exhibit: Fascinating Art Displays
By Terry Trucco
Asked what one of his blazingly original assemblages meant, artist H.C. Westermann (1922–1981) replied, “It puzzles me, too. How can I explain a work like that?” See America First immerses you in Westermann’s captivating free-spirited world, rich in complex fantasy objects.
Crowned with a metal weather vent, “The Silver Queen” (pictured, 1960) embodies the artist’s maverick blend of surrealism, folk art, craftsmanship and humor. |
Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Ave., 212.980.0700, thru Dec. 19