Exhibitions plumb artistic responses to disaster

February 5, 2013 • Entertainment

This undated image provided by the artist Coke Wisdom O’Neal was created when floodwaters from Superstorm Sandy oxidzed a photograph of a woman resting her head on a man’s shoulder, turning it into an abstract image, in his basement studio in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. O’Neal will include the piece in a solo exhibition at a Chelsea gallery in Manhattan in March. (AP Photo/Coke Wisdom O’Neal)

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke Wisdom O’Neal looked at the soggy, stained and discolored photographs strewn about his Brooklyn studio by the salty floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy, sure there was nothing he could do to salvage them. But as he began cleaning up, he became intrigued by the transformation of a series of Login to read more

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