Faith Brush

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Red Hook artist Michael Hafftka describes his large-scale oil paintings as works of realism. Influenced by his Jewish heritage — his parents were both Holocaust survivors — and his Brooklyn surroundings, Hafftka creates stark images, though, that manage to retain a discernible tenderness.

“I don’t control what I represent,” Hafftka said to GO Brooklyn. “I experience something that I can’t explain, which gives me a certain measure of faith.”

He has just released “Conscious / Unconscious,” a collection of short stories and drawings based on his life which he began in 1973. His next work will be a study of the morphology of the Hebrew alphabet.

“Conscious / Unconscious” is available at BookCourt (163 Court St. at Dean Street in Cobble Hill) for $18. For information, call (718) 875-3677.

Updated 4:28 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: