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Clear and Present Danger

Jul 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - Aug 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

| Free

On view from July 25th through August 17th 2014, Hot Wood Arts Gallery presents Clear and Present Danger featuring Claire Lieberman’s “Ice Guns” series in a duo show with Jason Maas.

Join us on July 25th for an opening reception at Red Hook’s Hot Wood Arts Gallery from 6 – 11 pm to discover art that is both dangerous and beautiful. Plus live music by The Judy Blooms and a performance piece by Maiko Kikucki.

“Ice Guns” is a series of glass sculptures rendered in transparent, colored or sparkling blown and hot-sculpted glass. “Traversing a range from realistic and lethal-looking to childlike ray-gun fantasies, [Lieberman’s Ice Guns] make us question our illusions of childhood’s playful innocence by reminding us of the child’s all too real fascination with violence.” explains art historian and critic, Howard Risatti. Jason Maas’s large-scale graphite and charcoal drawings explore how we view journalistic images of social unrest that proliferate in the media.

Claire Lieberman holds a BFA from Tufts University and an MFA from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including: The LAB, The Sculpture Center, and the Chelsea Art Museum, International Print Center in NYC; Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta; Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale; PDX, Portland, NY; Maier Museum of Art, Virginia; and Seoul Art Center, Korea. Lieberman’s work has been published in NY Arts, ARTnews, Sculpture, the New York Times, Village Voice, Art On Paper, Art Papers, and numerous exhibition catalogs, and in Camouflage, by Tim Newark (Thames and Hudson). Lieberman lives and works in New York and Chicago.

Jason Maas lives and works in Brooklyn NY. He holds a BA from the University of Delaware, a MAT from Manhattan Collage, and a MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Maas has exhibited at various galleries and museums including: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Brooklyn Art Council Gallery, New York National Arts Club, Amilas Gallery (London), and Lyons Wier Gallery. Maas is also the founder of The Artists Volunteer Center, a center that promotes volunteerism by artists and the creation of artwork from those actions.

Hot Woods Arts is a 7,000-square-foot space inside the Civil-War-era Beard Street Warehouse building in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It contains 16 artist workspaces, a shared work area with tools and other equipment, an art gallery, and a stage for performances. Each studio is fitted with a glass door, so artists can curate the visible portion of their studios as they see fit, as if they had an ongoing, year-round gallery show.

Opening Reception: July 25, 6 – 11 pm
481 van Brunt, #9B 2nd Floor, Brooklyn
(F/G train to Smith & 9th St, then B61 bus; Weekend Ferry to Fairway from Wall St)
On view through August 17th, 2014

Gallery hours:
Saturdays and Sundays 1-6pm


Jul 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Aug 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm


Hot Wood Arts