Toby Salkin’s “Faces and Houses” Opening This Week at 208 Forsyth

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 at 11:18 am by

New York-born artist Toby Salkin is having her city homecoming debut this Saturday (along with celebrating her 70th birthday). Salkin “creates bold, flamboyant landscapes and poignant, reflective portraits, as well as contemporary collage and assemblage works.”

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Salkin’s colorful canvases have been featured at numerous galleries in recent years throughout Southern California, and she is excited about coming to a gallery on the Lower East Side. The mother of NYC writer and LES resident Allen Salkin, the artist released the following statement about her fond memories of the neighborhood:

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As a New York born artist I have decided to go to my sacred place of my heart. I remember my Mother taking me to The Lower East Side to shop for clothing, underwear & socks, this was usually done before school started. Ah, the people, the noise, the wonderful smells from the horse drawn push carts lining the streets. The men in their long black coats and huge black hats with their peyote swinging in the wind as they rushed along the street.

Of course we had to stop after shopping for chocolate covered marshmallow twists and fruits dipped in chocolate. The pickle man was next; you could pick your own pickle out of his giant wooden barrel. And then, the best for last, a pastrami sandwich from Katz’s Deli on Houston Street.

Saturday April 28, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
208 Gallery
208 Forsyth Street

Preview reception:
Thursday April 26, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm
208 Gallery
208 Forsyth Street

The exhibit will also be up during normal gallery business hours – Weds-Fri, 10-6 pm, Sat, 12-4 pm.

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[All images courtesy of Toby Salkin]

Writeup by Lori Greenberg

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