“Working Hands” a Photography Exhibition by Andrew Courtney
Reception: Saturday, January 6 | 2-5pm
On View: The exhibition runs January 1–31, 2024
Library Hours: Mon: 9am-9pm | Tue: 10am-6pm | Wed: 1pm-9pm | Thu: 9am-9pm | Fri: 10am-6pm | Sat: 9am-5pm | Sun: 1pm-5pm
There is much attention to remote work, to the potential of the four day work week. To the Zoom workplace. This overlooks those workers, performers, artisans whose work continues to be “by hand” at any day of the week.
The exhibition of 46 portraits are of people from the wider Hudson Valley whose hands are their primary work and pleasure tool.
Reception includes a screening of a 14-minute film of all the subjects in their places of work, at 2:30 pm, January 6
Visitors will see a:
- Parkinsons ping-pong champ
- Stone wall builder
- Hand-gesture Indian dancer
- Wheelchair basketball player, and many others
- Wall-mounted work will include a flat panel TV looped film of those subjects who make sound including the silence of an ASL interpreter
All the exhibited portraits are of people from the wider Hudson Valley whose hands are their primary work and pleasure tool.
Modern technology. Add the recent pandemic and public discussion on the contemporary workplace can focus on the remote worker, the four-day workweek and the ubiquitous Zoom meeting place. Social media can be a vicarious life connection replacing direct human interaction.
All this ignores and makes no consideration of the service industry and workers who don’t report to offices.
My exhibited portrait photography reveals those artisans and others whose life passions require their working hands. All my subjects live or work in the wider Hudson Valley.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024
Times: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presenter: Andrew Courtney
Presenter Phone: 914-941-2416