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Art Talks Brooklyn
Sep 22, 2014 @ 7:30 pm| free
A new speaker series highlighting the Brooklyn art scene. Monthly, we invite three speakers from different art initiatives, each allotted 15 minutes, to share how their programming impacts our community.
This Monday meet Jenny Gerow, assistant curator, BRIC; Jimmy Greenfield, director, Soapbox; and Charles Goldman of Gridspace.
BRIC, Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator
BRIC presents contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages. Founded in 1981, BRIC’s gallery is the oldest continuously operating contemporary art space in Brooklyn. Starting this September, BRIC will launch a major new initiative, the BRIC Biennial. These exhibitions will present the work of emerging and mid-career visual artists working across artistic media, with each edition focusing on different areas of Brooklyn. The first Biennial this fall will survey artists based in downtown Brooklyn and adjacent neighborhoods, a fitting focus given the location of BRIC House in downtown Brooklyn at the edge of Fort Greene, traditionally, an important cultural center in Brooklyn. This exhibition series intends to demonstrate the rich wealth of talent to be found throughout Brooklyn.
Soapbox, Jimmy Greenfield, Director
Soapbox Gallery is dedicated to providing a forum for visual artists to engage in the issues of our time and express themselves publicly without censorship. In the tradition of the humble yet mighty soapbox that encouraged free speech and played a role in the development of our social contract, provocative work can stir public debate, raise consciousness, and even spur social evolution. Too many of us despair at the lack of content in work celebrated by the ART world. Soapbox Gallery challenges artists to speak out and be relevant. Soapbox Gallery is located at 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 between Carlton and Vanderbilt. It is in the heart of Prospect Heights and a few blocks away from the Barclays Center. http://soapboxgallery.org/
Gridspace, Charles Goldman
GRIDSPACE, founded in 2010, is an artist run exhibition space located in the storefront window of Charles Goldman’s Crown Heights studio. It features the work of local and national artists, makers and visionaries. The purpose of GRIDSPACE is to provide an architecturally specific outlet for experimentation that engages the rapidly changing neighborhood of northern Crown Heights. The “space” itself extends from the window and a wooden grid of 12 individually lit 2′ square by 16″ deep cubicles, custom built into the specifically designed storefront – into an interior wall, creating a small gallery, and out to the exterior fence, creating a public sculpture garden. GRIDSPACE is open by chance, opportunity and during the receptions for each exhibition. The exhibition continues to be visible through the window of the storefront gallery for the allotted period of time – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The GRIDSPACE archive is located at gridspace.org. Direct any inquiries to email@example.com.
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238