51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 6-8pm. Toys – how we relate to them and the sorts of memories and connections we make (both positive and negative), have played an immeasurable role in contemporary culture. Toys never completely lose their original purpose, but it is this familiarity of the toy that enlivens and enhances the dialogue between the artist and the viewer. We will present 20 major artists who work with toys in a range of media, including Alexander Calder, Jeff Koons, Nick Cave, Charles Ray, Takashi Murakami, D.Dominick Lombardi, Nina Bentley, Dan Hernandez, Tom Friedman, and Peter Drake. Gallery hours are Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.