Marcy B. Freedman & The Flatz

Marcy B. Freedman presents “Mixing Art & Art History” at The Flatz in Peekskill. Photograph by Gene Panczenko.
Marcy B. Freedman presents “Mixing Art & Art History” at The Flatz in Peekskill. Photograph by Gene Panczenko.

Marcy B. Freedman, the Croton-on-Hudson performance artist, is in the midst of yet another project.

Here’s how “Mixing Art & Art History” at The Flatz in Peekskill is described:

“Marcy B. Freedman will demonstrate the various ways in which she has combined her dual passions for art and art history by presenting an exhibition, a window installation and an interactive performance at The Flatz, 1008 Main St. The exhibition and installation will be on view from Jan. 5 through 31, and the performance will take place on Jan. 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

Freedman is a visual and performance artist with two master’s degrees in the history of art, and much of her artistic output reflects her academic background. For example, the exhibition inside of The Flatz will include collages that boldly appropriate famous paintings by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso. There will also be drawings and digital prints that reference art history in humorous ways.

For the window installation, Freedman has created a new body of work in which images from the history of art are accompanied by provocative questions – intended to arouse the curiosity of people on the street. Her interactive performance, which she describes as ‘personalized, customized art history lessons,’ will allow members of the public to confront the artist with questions they may have about the window installation or about other areas of art history.”

All parts of the project are free.

For more, visit marcybfreedman.com. – Mary Shustack

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