Borofsky in Brattleboro
by Brian Goslow
During the monthly First Friday Brattleboro Gallery Walk, which takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m., there will be a reception at the Latchis Theatre Art Gallery, 50 Main St., for a multi-media installation featuring paintings, photographs and films. Works on paper used for creating downtown outdoor artworks will also be shown and offered for sale in a silent auction, with all proceeds going to benefit public art projects in downtown Brattleboro.
The Barber Building Lobby, 68 Main St., will also be open during the Gallery Walk for public viewing of murals and restoration done there by Borofsky. The original painting, “The Story of Fresh Water,” which inspired one of the two murals, is included as part of the Latchis Gallery installation.
On Saturday (Nov. 7) , there will be a reception at 1 p.m. in the parking area of the Cultural Intrigue Building, 35 Frost St., to celebrate the completion of Borofsky’s “New England Mitla,” a series of paintings surrounding the base of the large building and parking area. This visual collection of Pre-Columbian patterns and designs were inspired by the artist’s collection of Native American weavings and belts and by the ancient ruins site Mitla, located near the city of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico.
On Sunday (Nov. 8) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the doors of Borofsky’s studio, located in Studio #226 at The Cotton Mill, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, will be opened to the public. Follow the signs to the studio from the “North Entrance” or, if you have any questions, call (802) 579-2507.
A wide variety of works on canvas and paper spanning Borofsky’s career will be on display for the curious and for the collecting. Public art ephemera will be available in exchange for small donations to benefit downtown art in Brattleboro at all of these aformentioned events.
Conceptual artist Borofsky, whose street art in New York City’s East Village became prominent during the 1980s, has been creating conceptual public artworks since 1982, when he created “The Pattern Walk,” a group of 20 plus spray paint murals in a one block area of “Alphabet City.”
For more information, visit his website at http://scotsart.net/