Tubular Times at Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Show runs Oct. 21, 2023 – Jan. 14, 2024
56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106

The opening was on Saturday, Oct 21, and it was GOOD.

Cecilia Dougherty at Real Artways in Hartford, CT, looking at the installation of her 1986 video titled "Sick"
Cecilia watching her own 1986 video, SICK, at Real Artways, Hartford CT

Curated by Terri c. Smith, a Bard Curitorial Program grad and someone who has done her research. I went with my friend Pat from New Haven and I had no expectations for this show – it could be great or it could be not so great. And it was very good (i.e., great) and completely engaging. Work by people I know, people I don’t know but admire, and people I once knew: Peggy Ahwesh, Max Almy, Ericka Beckman, Gretchen Bender, Dara Birnbaum, Cecelia Condit, Cecilia Dougherty, Ulysses Jenkins, Nam June Paik, Ann Magnuson, Piplotti Rist, and Michael Smith. Newcomers Am Schmidt and Willie Stewart as well.

Pat and I stayed ’til closing time. She took my picture – you can get a glimpse of how each artist’s work is installed – clean and neat, plenty of room to watch, and Paik’s work was set up with a comfy padded bench for viewing.

The show is up through the year, closing on Jan. 14, with a curator walk-through and reception on Dec. 9 from 3-5 PM.