The War Room and The Peace Piece


The War Room & The Peace Piece
by William Ayton &

Adelle Lutz with sound and video installation by Courtney Harmel & Sara Driver

August 28 - September 30, 2004
Reception: August 26, 6-9p

chashama 208
208 West 37th Street
New York, NY

An installation of four painted walls by William Ayton features poignant images themed to the effects of war. In 208's window, The Peace Piece, a multi-component art project originally conceived by Adelle Lutz, offers passersby a peace meditation. Both projects are part of the Imagine 04 Festival of Arts, Issues and Ideas. 

About the artist
British painter William T. Ayton has exhibited extensively across Europe and North America, with shows at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva, the U.S. Senate Rotunda in Washington, D.C., and World EXPO ’92 in Seville. Ayton is best known for the international, 11-city tour of his work inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was featured on national television for the CBC. In the late 1990s, he was a recipient of NYFA fiscal sponsorship for the North American tour of his human rights exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UDHR. His drawings and illustrations have been featured in The New York Times, Paris/Atlantic, The Citizen, and many other journals. After living and working in Edinburgh, Madrid, Paris, and New York City, Mr. Ayton has settled in upstate New York with his family.
 
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