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July 5 - July 15, 2018
Artist Reception: Thursday, July 12, 5:30 - 8pm

wind blown canvas thread in NYC Park

Edward Shalala

“I travel to the parks in all five boroughs of New York City to create reductive canvas work.  Then I fly a kite to which raw canvas thread has been attached. I choose the thread’s weight based on the wind’s strength on that day. As the kite descends, the windblown thread forms a shape on the ground. I then document the shape formed by the thread with a 35mm camera and make a gelatin silver print for my record. These photographs are the only proof that these forms once existed.” - Edward Shalala 

About the Artist

Edward Shalala was born into a military family in 1949 and grew up on U.S. Army bases all over the world. He has exhibited widely in the U.S. and in Europe, and his work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Library of Congress, The Phillips Collection, The Chicago Art Institute, Art in Embassies (U.S. State Department), The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Yale University.  He is a member of American Abstract Artists.


Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 


Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.


FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. The panel discussion is made possible thanks to a Humanities NY Action Grant.