Celebrating John Milton’s 400th Birthday

Still from Pastoral

With art by Orin Buck including a painting, Adam and Eve Tempted by Television, and a video, Pastoral (2003).

Pastoral is meant as a gentle satire of the pastoral tradition, especially visions of Arcadia in visual art, which place naked people out in the woods as if this were a natural condition, not a pretext to make art with attractive nudes. The music has moments that suggest danger — that's when you see the people with clothes, the artists who are paying models to pose in the woods. Where's the DEET?

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun Noon-6pm or by appointment
Located at the corner of Bedford:
135 Broadway, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211.

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