A drizzle darkens the street beneath Bruce Pearson's studio.All the vibrancy missing from the day seems to have landed in his work space - from the paintings to the splattered wood floor to the pile of oil remnants resting in a corner like a frozen waterfall of color.
Williamsburg's Changing Face ; an Arts Mecca Still, but Feeling More Commercial Pressure
The artist himself is drenched in color, his dark pants marked by paint smears. He riffles through drawings, pausing to adjust his glasses and scratch his silvering head with paint-stained fingers. His assistant, Kristi Brunfeld, daubs bright orange paint onto a Styrofoam "canvas." A playful political message is carved into it: "Uncovering Facts They Would Prefer You Never Hear A...