Barking Lizards Art |Design is a gallery with some of the finest art and art objects this side of the Mississippi. Well this side of the East River for sure. This month, the winter show (1/19 – 2/19) “A Celebration of Light” features artist Richard Drake. His light sculptures become the focal point of any room. To read more about Richard and his work click here.
I’ve know Richard for many years now – he never ceases to amaze me.
His work is a reflection of his personality, there’s a whimsical, clever side as well as intellectual which is evident in his creations. Stop by and take a look for yourself, even the gallery design exhibits his attention to detail, creativity and design. Working side by side with his wife, Wanda has enabled both of them to grow as artists. Wanda Correa-Drake was by far one of the best mechanical artists and designers I worked with. You really need to see some of her jewelry designs and ask if she has any hand made boxes – that in and of themselves would make for a unique gift, especially for housing office supplies so much nicer than a metal tin for paper clips.
This is one of my favorite desk lamps. The on/off switch is activiated by the small ball on the wooden base. It sits in a round depression and when moved into the other hole the light turns on. And I was always intrigued by angles, cantilevers and balance. This desk light has all the elements and is stunning. I’m not sure if it is part of a private collection but you can stop by and find out. The Celebration of Light exhibit runs through Feb. 19th.
Barking Lizards Art| Design is located at
231 Bedford Ave (N. 4th St)
Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
Gallery Hours Thurs – Sat — 1:00 – 7pm
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm and by appts.
From Manhattan Take the L to the first stop in Brooklyn Bedford and 7th then walk 3 blocks down to Bedford and N 4th.