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: Rus

 

              This undated image provided by John Gordon Gauld shows the Brooklyn artists
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)