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Chains at Central Park

On view: August 1–October 9, 2019.

Open Wednesdays 7pm-9pm & Sundays 11am-3pm.

When you think of a chain link fence, what do you imagine? A border, some kind of territory, a school yard, a prison yard? All of these themes are on full view in Chains at Central Park, a small artist-run space on the fourth floor of a building just a stone’s throw away from Santee Alley in the Fashion District. The group show of ten painters—who all depict chain links in their work—hangs on custom chain link walls, allowing for a strange viewing experience of being both inside and outside. Much of the work involves either natural or figurative elements, pointing to the fragility of both humans and nature amidst the barriers that are placed around them. Though, while most fences are made to keep something out, here the fence becomes something you can walk around and see both sides of…an interesting suggestion amidst our chaotic political climate.