Derelicts, Paintings from a boat

Derelicts – Oil Paintings by Jim St. Clair. April 26 - May 26

Derelicts, Paintings from a boat

Waterfront Museum | Red Hook

The Waterfront Museum is known for finding artworks of interest from New York's waterfront, waterways, and historical shipping past. Derelicts: Oil Paintings by Jim St. Clair is another example of this unique vision.

Jim St. Clair is a New York City based landscape painter who works mostly from his boat doing vistas and intimate closeups often showing remnants of the Harbor's past.

For the past 30 years, Jim has painted on a small workboat around the edges of New York Harbor. He was drawn to the derelict; overgrown industrial remains that, until recently, ringed the city. Their silent isolation speaks volumes of the other eras, histories and people long gone. The combination of industrial decay and encroaching irrepressible nature is a perfect blend of melancholia and hopefulness.

The artist's reception is Saturday, May 5, from 2-5pm, with the artwork on display from April 26 - May 26, 2018.

The Waterfront Museum, founded in 1985, is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It is housed aboard the 1914 Lehigh Valley Barge #79, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to:

  • provide free and low-cost opportunities for education, exhibition, and the performance arts;
  • promote historic preservation and our maritime heritage and an understanding of the importance of our water highway for commerce, carrying commuters, culture, and recreation;
  • provide public access to waterfront piers, their unparalleled vistas and recreational opportunities;
  • be an active voice for public waterfront access issues up and down the river.

Come aboard! The Museum offers free Open Boat Tours every Thursday 4-8pm and Saturday 1-5pm. In addition, the museum is open year-round for school and group tours by appointment and feature many performances, art exhibits, and other special events throughout the year.

Their Red Hook homeport, across the street from the Fairway Market, is also home to a wonderful pier, garden and unbeatable views of the sunset over Lady Liberty.

Derelicts – Oil Paintings by Jim St. Clair. April 26 - May 26, 2018