Showtime April 2014

Jackson Pollock’s Prints

The original abstract drip-painted canvases hardly need introduction, but Pollock did explore other media. Some of the icon’s lesser-known works have been in the care of the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center in Springs. They will see the light of day in an exhibition curated by Helen Harrison, director of the artist’s home-turned-museum. The showing’s centerpieces are the titular prints: 6 intaglios made from plates created by Pollock in the mid-40s and 6 silkscreens created in 1951. All were printed with the blessing of his estate in the 1960s. The prints reveal the more figurative artist (though still strongly abstract) and present intense psychological themes. As a bonus, the exhibit will include original photos of Pollock at work in his studio and assorted personal effects. (Look for the checkbook festooned with doodles.)

Jackson Pollock’s Prints will be exhibited until June 8th at The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook.
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David Jacobs: Sight and Sound

The prodigal sculptor returns. While on faculty at Hofstra in the 60s, David Jacobs forged new ground in kinetic sculpture by channeling compressed air through rubber tubing to produce tones. In the career-spanning Sight and Sound exhibition, Jacobs’ abstract welded sculptures of found metals share space with “Sound Columns Environment.” The sculpture, reminiscent of a pipe organ, consists of rubber tubes of various lengths terminating in aluminum. Patrons are encouraged to walk around the exhibit and become absorbed in the experience, noticing shifts in pitch and volume. Ideally one “will experience harmony and disharmony and a sweet spot where the sounds are in unison,” as Jacobs put it.

David Jacobs: Sight and Sound will be showing through April 27th at Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead.
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Michael Isenbek, Associate Editor, dabbles in both fiction and nonfiction writing, coordinates the Pulse event listings and writes the text for "Zoom," among other editorial tasks. He has a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Journalism from SUNY Empire State College.