|Charles HECHT'S "America" at Broadway Gallery
Charles HECHTS america AT Broadway Gallery
Exhibit Scheduled to Run from March 1st to 15th, 2005
NEW YORK, NY February 22, 2005 Broadway Gallery (473 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10013) is pleased to announce the opening of Charles Hechts new exhibit, America, featuring a series of steel American flag sculptures. Scheduled to run from March 1st to 15th, the new collection will feature the Hannah series consisting of steel American flags that were influenced by Hechts nine-year-old granddaughters school project.
Hecht has created twelve sculptures, each of them representing an American flag. They were made from sheets of steel, all the same size of 13" by 24", and then painted them in the true colors red and blue. The "white" is pure steel, since the white symbolizes purity. The stars consist of marbles of red, white and blue, blue and white or solid white. Steel and glass are the materials favored by Hecht. The sculptures are hanging, with a distance of three to four inches off the wall. Nine flags are hanging as a square group, another three individually on the side walls. At first sight, the nine pieces in the group almost look like a Warhol-style series.
The American flag is one of the best-known icons throughout the world. There are few symbols that involve as many feelings, both passionate and contradictory. This has become even more the case since September 11th, 2001. It seems that the American flag is always a statement. However, Charles Hecht stresses the fact that there is no political connotation implied in this work. "It's just art," he says, "The idea is more elementary.
Hecht has exhibited his sculptures throughout America, Germany China and Spain. For more information, please call us at (212) 274-8993 or visit Charles Hechts website at