photo by andrew courtney of a Madra Dancer. She is dressed in traditional Indian attire worn for this type of dancing.
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Reception | “Working Hands” a Photography Exhibition by Andrew Courtney

“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.

Artist’s statement:

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

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Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024
Times: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Andrew Courtney
Presenter Phone: 914-941-2416