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Art January, 7 2011

Recap | Jesse McCloskey: New World Nightmares

New World Nightmares offers new work by New Englander Jesse McCloskey. The artist says in his bio, “A couple of years ago I was rummaging around in the dumpsters where my studio is. I found two things of great interest to me. A collection of black and white photos taken in the early sixties of New England graveyards, and a picture book with a variety of iconic grave stone imagery such as Weeping Willows with funeral urns, Death’s head with wings, and stone carvings of early Puritan New Englanders. This was a revelation for me having grown up on a horse farm in rural Massachusetts near a Revolutionary War cemetery where it was rumored that two accused witches were buried.”

The work is on view through February 12, 2011.

Claire Oliver
513 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

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