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This undated image provided by John Gordon Gauld shows the Brooklyn artists' “Wildflowers and Their Teachings, ” a still life painting depicting the remnants of his flooded studio: Rusted tools and damaged books against a crumbling, peeling and moldy wall. Many New York City artists are still dealing with the shock of what Superstorm Sandy left in its path: Unusable studios and homes, destroyed tools and materials, unsalvageable artworks. But others, including Gauld, are discovering a new energy and renewed creativity in its wake. Nearly two dozen artists are showcasing their storm-related works at a New York City gallery. “After Effects” in Chelsea opens Friday Feb. 8 and runs through Feb. 24. (AP Photo/John Gordon Gauld)

This undated image provided by John Gordon Gauld shows the Brooklyn artists' “Wildflowers and Their Teachings, ” a still life painting depicting the remnants of his flooded studio: Rusted tools and damaged books against a crumbling, peeling and moldy wall. Many New York City artists are still dealing with the shock of what Superstorm Sandy left in its path: Unusable studios and homes, destroyed tools and materials, unsalvageable artworks. But others, including Gauld, are discovering a new energy and renewed creativity in its wake. Nearly two dozen artists are showcasing their storm-related works at a New York City gallery. “After Effects” in Chelsea opens Friday Feb. 8 and runs through Feb. 24. (AP Photo/John Gordon Gauld)

Exhibition showcases artistic response to disaster

The "After Affects" exhibition,

featuring 36 storm-inspired works by 23 artists, opens Feb. 8 at the

Chashama gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The show is curated by the

New York Foundation for the Arts, which is assisting artists whose

livelihoods suffered storm losses. Many studios and galleries were in

waterfront warehouse areas that suffered some of the worst damage from Superstorm Sandy. (AP)