Art Gallery at the Riverfront Library
The Technicolor Travels of the Painted People
by Jeanne Wilkinson
January 15 - March 14, 2015
FREE Closing Reception & Artist Talk:
Saturday, March 14, 3-5 pm
In 2007, artist Jeanne Wilkinson began documenting the adventures of the Painted People, a Paleo-Postmodern migratory clan of former Barbies, Kens, GI Joes and their various companion animals. The clan has grown from the original six (featured in the "Western Walkabout" series) to now include children and many more creatures, coming from thrift shops, toy stores, Canal Street vendors, gifts from friends and street trash. Once in Wilkinson's studio, their old identities disappear as they are painted white and then covered in random abstract-expressionist-style drips in a pared-down Piet Mondrian palette of red, yellow, and blue. Each is individually marked but unmistakably one of the Painted People.
This exhibition will include numerous representations of their various trips, and also a multi-screened video display of their mysterious adventures.
AT THE GALLERY
Saturday, March 14
All family members are welcome to create wonderful works of art to take home based on the featured exhibit! $5 suggested donation for each member over the age of 5 years.
To register, please e-mail us at:
and include your name and number of participants.
The Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.
The Riverfront Yonkers Public Library in downtown Yonkers is long the cultural center for the arts in Yonkers. The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities, as well as arts programming related to current exhibits. Exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the Gallery Curator.
For more information or to set up an interview, please contact:
Haifa Bint-Kadi, Curator of the Yonkers Art Gallery