18. Stu.pe.fac.tion by artist Joanne Handler on view in the Kaufman Building

Dream On, one of seven paintings by Joanne Handler at the Kaufman Arcade building. Courtesy of The Garment District Alliance.
Dream On, one of seven paintings by Joanne Handler at the Kaufman Arcade building. Courtesy of The Garment District Alliance.

Located in the Kaufman Arcade Building on 138 W. 35th Street, Stu.pe.fac.tion is a series of seven paintings created by artist Joanne Handler. Stu.pe.fac.tion was curated as part of the Garment District Alliance’s Space for Public Art Program, which over the past 16 years has worked to showcase artists in unusual locations.

Handler was inspired by the emotional turmoil and deep introspection surrounding the pandemic and 2020 election while creating Stu.pe.fac.tion. Each painting is named after a song, and some have the title or lyrics in the piece itself. Some example song names used include “American Idiot” by Green Day, “Times Like These” by the Foo Fighters, and “Dream On” by Aerosmith. The series will be on display through January 7, 2022.