“Art and Narrative: Open Books,” an exhibition presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department in the Westside Gallery, 141 West 21st Street, March 5 – April 9, explores the relationship between therapist and client and the artwork created while working together.
Books of all types will be on display, created by MPS students and the clients they worked with during internships at such institutions as Bellevue Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Foundling Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital, among others. “In the exhibition, the student and client pieces are paired next to each other to convey the affiliation between the two, and how each person develops and learns from the other,” says Deborah Farber, chair of the MPS Art Therapy Department. “This is a great opportunity to see the interaction between students and clients and how both are represented here as artists.” There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, March 16, 5 – 7pm, with a Scholarship Awards announcement at 6pm.
Image: Sophia Shalmiyev, Goodnight Irene, 2005; photo by Aaron Cockle.