These days, Professor Kingsley Parker of Communication Design, views stretches of the Hudson River from the window of a commuter train on his way to and from FIT. Represented in a 63-foot-long installation of sailors’ navigational routes overlaid on tarps, are scenes of life Parker has observed along the River. His installation, “Up River, now on view in the Museum Gallery, represents the historic waterway. It includes two- and three-dimensional models portraying vignettes of daily life that evoke the flow and vitality of the River.
- “Up River” by Kingsley Parker
“I moved up river after 37 years of living in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I have come to marvel at the (Hudson) River’s diversity as I commute back and forth by train,” says Parker.” Parker’s artistry connects him to the proud tradition of American landscape painters, like Frederic Church and Thomas Cole, of the Hudson River School.
what-when-where: “Up River” runs from 11/12 -12/ 10 at the Museum at FIT. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from noon – 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for more information call 212 217-4558