arts 04.17.09

Tom Keough
Plus: the skint

Familiar but strange, beautiful but forlorn, peaceful or foreboding (depending on your frame of mind) Brooklyn-based Tom Keough's oil paintings of New York at night – dynamic contrasts of shadows and light – have almost no people in them. If you do see a person, they're sure to be alone, probably seen only from the back and trudging through the snow. In that sense, he out-Hoppers Hopper.

There will be an exhibition of Mr. Keough's work at the Hal Bromm Gallery, 90 W. Bway [Chambers] 212.732.6196, beginning April 23rd and a preview reception on April 22nd from 6pm-8pm.

You can also purchase prints of some of the pieces, from $50-$400, depending on size and paper. He also has a poster of The Sycamore for $10.

A small sampling of these evocative, unforgettable scenes:

MUG is delighted to have a new weekly series – courtesy of the skint, a terrific daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see and do in New York.

all-faith blessing of the bikes @ st. john the divine, free [sat 9:30am] >>

the wiyos = bass-slapping, washboard-tapping hootenanny @ university settlement, free [sat 3pm] >>

elaine may, nora ephron, buck henry join mike nichols in conversation @ moma, $10 [sat 8pm] >>

conran shop warehouse sale: 75% off furniture, décor, you name it [fri/sat/sun, hours vary] >>

stylish/useful eco-musts of tomorrow @ go green expo, hilton midtown, $10 weekend pass [sat/sun 10am-6pm] >>


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