Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Battle Ground at The Old Stone House

Tomorrow evening is the opening reception for Battle Ground (Revolution IV) at The Old Stone House in Brooklyn.  The reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

From their website:

Battle Ground explores the pathos of the Battle of Brooklyn, stimulating collective memory, evoking parallels between past and present, and focusing on the complexity, moral ambiguity, and devastation of this important Revolutionary confrontation.   The word “revolution” circles around us, forming the early consciousness of our country.  History, also cyclical, repeats itself, and when it is forgotten, it haunts us, lying dormant in our collective memories.  In 1776 one such haunting event unfolded across a wide swath of what is now Brooklyn.  The battle, which is often forgotten,  was, in the words of Walt Whitman, a “resolute defeat.”

The battle-haunting still rages around Proteus Gowanus and the Old Stone House.   The fields and marshes of 1776 are now a post-industrial urban landscape, and the Gowanus Canal is a hotly contested Federal Superfund and development site.
Featuring Artists:  Paul Benney, Diane Bertolo, Sasha Chavchavadze, Robyn Love, Eva Melasa, Duke Riley and Lance Rutledge.
Battle Ground will be on view at The Old Stone House until June 24th.

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