Posted On: March 25, 2007

William Wegman

William Wegman’s Around the Park  is  a new video work on four outdoor monitors near Madison Square Park’s popular food kiosk, Shake Shack. The approximately seven-minute-long video stars Wegman’s favorite cast of canine characters as they enjoy a fall day in the park. Opening concurrently at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery on Madison Square Park is  Wegman Outdoors, an exhibition of the artist’s landscape photographs from 1981 through 2007.

Additional screening schedule:

Monday to Friday at 1 P.M.:

Selected Video Works 1970-1999

Milk/Floor  (1:03)

Stomach Song  (1:19)

Randy’s Sick  (0:17)

Pocketbook Man  (1:30)

Anet and Abtu  (0:52)

Out and In  (0:06)

Rage and Depression  (1:03)

Massage Chair  (1:36)

Crooked Finger/Crooked Stick  (0:39)

Deodorant  (0:50)

Growl  (1:00)

Spelling Lesson  (0:54)

Drinking Milk  (1:56)

Dog Duet  (2:29)

Starter  (0:45)

Bad Movies  (0:59)

House for Sale  (0:40)

Baseball Over Horseshoes  (1:16)

Ordinary Deck  (1:12)

Installed Guitar  (0:43)

Denatured Alcohol  (0:53)

Lecture  (3:53)

Saturday & Sunday at 1 P.M.:

The Hardly Boys, 1995  (28)

Dog Baseball, 1986  (3.23)


About the Artist

William Wegman’s photographs, video tapes, paintings and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally.  Funney/Strange, a retrospective of Wegman’s work organized by Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, with a catalogue published by Yale University Press, completes its two-year tour this fall at Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.


Mad. Sq. Art is made possible by Founding Partners: Agnes Gund & Daniel Shapiro, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Jill & Peter Kraus, and Anonymous. Major support is provided by Henry Luce Foundation, Leucadia Foundation, and Toby Lewis Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Cleveland. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


The Courant


Further Information

William Wegman

Wegman World

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