Winter Laundry

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Winter Laundry
Michael McKeown
Curated by Bonnie Rychlak

16 Harrison Place, Brooklyn
(1 Block from the Morgan Ave. L Train)
Jan 25 – Mar 15, 2014
Sat – Sun 12-5 PM by appointment

In Northern England during the 1960s, Monday was washday. The drab back alleys festooned with drying laundry created line after line of billowing sails. The street was transformed, charged with the smells of soap and festival of sound. Geordie Foster, the one-armed coal deliveryman, made very few drops on Mondays, the back alleys made impassable by miles of laundry. This transfiguration of the back lots and alleys became a place to play, fuel for imaginations, space for adventure. A billowing pirate ship or arctic icebergs. It was only an alley but it was ours.

– Michael McKeown

[For appointments, access, and hours, contact Wilson Duggan at wilson.arthelix@gmail.com]

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