Artists

Wil Lala: METAL TAPESTRIES

Wil Lala: METAL TAPESTRIES

The community is invited to join artist Wil Lala in creating a new installation at The SoapBox Gallery, at 636 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. His current work transforms discarded aluminum cans into shimmering tapestries. The public may bring in their own empty aluminum beverage cans to be included in a new tapestry that will be in progress during the show.

On View: June 22, 2012 - July 5, 2012

Aurdra Wolowiec: RE/SPOND/RE/PEAT

Aurdra Wolowiec: RE/SPOND/RE/PEAT

re/spond/re/peat is a group exhibition curated by Audra Wolowiec that brings together artists and artist groups working across disciplines from performance, sound, and print media, all of whom invite dialog through incorporating language in the form of text or speech.

On View: June 8, 2012 - June 21, 2012

Romaine Perin: DEMOLITION

Romaine Perin: DEMOLITION

Demolition is a show of drawings about breakage and loss. There are four drawings in charcoal and chalk on paper, the larger two measuring 60 x 24 inches. Demolition: a brutal act of tearing down, casting out, dispossession, exile.

On View: May 25, 2012 - June 7, 2012

Maia Horta: ART LOVERS

Maia Horta: ART LOVERS

ART LOVERS is a series of paintings looking at the relationship between spectators and the objects of their gaze. Through the spectator we are revisiting voyeurism and eroticism throughout art history. In this series, it is the spectator who makes us discover paradigm shifts in the model / artist / spectator triangle. If Art can serve as the self-consciousness of our culture and distance us from ideology, art lovers make us face up to our own voyeuristic nature.

On View: May 15, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Anabela Zigova: GRAND STREET SPECIAL

Anabela Zigova: GRAND STREET SPECIAL

Grand Street Special is a 7 minute experimental film which communicates a feeling of spontaneous joy in everyday life.
The film was shot in a Brooklyn bar in Mexican Spanish with English subtitles. It is fragmented and non-linear, and partly focuses on testing the audience’s perception of the social status of immigrant workers, and artists.

On View: May 11, 2012 - May 14, 2012

Darin M. White: OVERFLOW

Darin M. White: OVERFLOW

A Lawrence, Kansas based artist and arts advocate brings his debut New York solo exhibition to Brooklyn. White equates his artwork to digging in the field, looking for treasures and mysteries to uncover and reveal. This current work is related to visions and dreams, which he hopes will raise questions for the viewer about the life they are living.

On View: April 1, 2012 - May 1, 2012

James Sprouse: PAINTING

James Sprouse: PAINTING

The show is 4, 22 inch paintings on canvas. They are paintings with drama and color that developed through many years as a monochrome object maker. Thanks to Frank Stella and Joseph Marioni.

On View: March 1, 2012 - April 1, 2012

Krystyna Borkowska: R-EVOLVE, RE-THINKING THE TEMPLE

Krystyna Borkowska: R-EVOLVE, RE-THINKING THE TEMPLE

The R-EVOLVE installation opens on Friday, February 17, 6-8 p.m. and Krystyna Borkowska will be there. For the rest of the exhibition, February 18-March 1, the installation can be seen through the window of the space.

Opening Reception: February 17, 2012, 6-8pm
On View: February 18, 2012 - March 1, 2012

Fritz Horstman: FIVE FEET UNDER THE SURFACE OF A POND

Fritz Horstman: FIVE FEET UNDER THE SURFACE OF A POND

13 photographs act as a frieze along the top of the gallery, and 5 sculptures made of tree sections are presented at the front of the space. The photographs were taken with an underwater camera and represent the change in the physical conditions within a pond over the course of an entire year. The sculptures are sections of trees from which specific rings have been removed, and then filled with a foreign material.

On View: February 1, 2011 - February 15, 2011

Esperanza Cortes: THRONE

Esperanza Cortes: THRONE

Throne is a large installation work which incorporates over 500 clay flowers made by the artist. Each petal bearing the life lines from her left hand surrounding a bamboo baby chair. This work is fueled by rituals of birth, death and renewal.

On View: November 11, 2011 - December 11, 2011

Dorothy Krakowsky: THE RETROSPECTIVE PROJECT

Dorothy Krakowsky: THE RETROSPECTIVE PROJECT

At 88 years old, Krakovsky has been working for 50 years with few opportunities to exhibit her paintings. The Retrospective Project encourages people in communities around the world to support artists who have worked a lifetime with little or no opportunities to share their work by offering a retrospective in a traditional or non-traditional art space. This first exhibition is a project model for future exhibitions.

On View: October 28, 2011 - November 10, 2011

Eric Worcester: PLATYCOMB: THE WAY YOU LIVE NOW

Eric Worcester: PLATYCOMB: THE WAY YOU LIVE NOW

PlatyComb-The Way You Live Now is a modular architectural work that examines the twin aspects of luxury and survival that seem to condition contemporary urbanized habitats. The project specifically focuses on the way meaning is derived from connection.

On View: October 1, 2011 - October 13, 2011

Lori Sikorski: DRAWING ATTENTION

Lori Sikorski: DRAWING ATTENTION

Drawing Attention is a viewer driven installation that draws on audience participation to encourage projection and self-reflection in order to better consider the role, responsibilities, and consequences of being an American soldier. By considering hypothetical service in the military, participants are compelled to confront American complacency and bystander apathy towards the 10-year “war against terror”.

On View: September 16, 2011 - September 30, 2011

Charles Printz Kopelson: FOLLY, WHIMSY & TRAGEDY; LINCOLN’S DEATH IN THE THREE ACTS!!!

Charles Printz Kopelson: FOLLY, WHIMSY & TRAGEDY; LINCOLN'S DEATH IN THE THREE ACTS!!!

Act I Dueling with J. Shields
Act II Assassination by J. Booth
Act III Funeral Train back to Illinois

On View: September 2, 2011 - September 16, 2011

Kwaku Osei: AVENUES OF THE BLACK MIND: FUCK POST BLACK

Kwaku Osei: AVENUES OF THE BLACK MIND: FUCK POST BLACK

The manifestation deals with the illusion of space within the context of society and the picture plane. It is deliberately satiric, exclaimed by counterfeit titles. Painting entices my curiosity to how things bend, turn, reflect, and build.

On View: August 19, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Venetia Dale: ITINERANT GOODS

Venetia Dale: ITINERANT GOODS

Itinerant Goods reflects on the plaid plastic bags’ economic, social, and cultural significance in an installation at Soapbox Gallery. Commonly found in Brooklyn dollar and grocery stores, these bags are lugged through the streets, laundry mats, and subways of the city.

On View: August 5, 2011 - August 18, 2011

Lisa Lala: THE LIST WALL PROJECT: NATIONALLY TOURING INSTALLATION

Lisa Lala: THE LIST WALL PROJECT: NATIONALLY TOURING INSTALLATION

The List Wall Project is a grassroots-driven conceptual art installation that invites the public to aspire by submitting anonymous, handwritten lists of their goals. Originating in Kansas City, this project has been touring nationally since February of 2010.


Elaine Angelopoulus: WHEN THE GROUND BREAKS

Elaine Angelopoulus: WHEN THE GROUND BREAKS

A giant window map with arranged artifacts and ephemera loaned from residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Atlantic Yards pays homage to the local community dedicated to challenge big business and government dealings surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project. Elaine Angelopoulos will conduct public events that focus on the construction project in process and in direct view [...]


Chere Krakovsky: CLEANING DAY DAILY PERFORMANCE

Chere Krakovsky: CLEANING DAY DAILY PERFORMANCE

Home in all its familiarity, arrangement and structure is a constantly shifting environment, a stranger at times. Cleaning Day will be completed over a period of 6.5 days. Each day from 5:00PM to 7:00PM the arrangement of furniture and personal items from the artist Chere Krakovsky’s East Village home will be dismantled and new objects added creating a new configuration, from kitchen into library, from sitting room into study.


David Borawski: CARMELO ANTHONY

David Borawski: CARMELO ANTHONY

Emphasizing the dynamics of Soap Box’s Window space, a silhouette of NBA star Carmelo Anthony (born and raised in Red Hook and who now plays for the Knicks), is frozen in mid jump shot, literally ‘pealed’ out of his circle, floating in the forefront for all to look up to. A video using in-game imagery [...]

Opening Reception: April 30, 2011, 8pm
On View: April 30, 2011 - May 14, 2011

TRAVELING: A KINETIC INSTALLATION, by Kim Mikenis

TRAVELING: A KINETIC INSTALLATION, by Kim Mikenis

A controversy is brewing in Atlantic Yards. Nine Brooklyn brownstones were excavated to make way for a NY Nets Sports Arena. This small-scale model represents 20 blocks that were in peril of being demolished, in this case, by a giant remote control operated basketball. The neighborhood is spring-loaded and resilient, as are the residents who [...]

Opening Reception: May 15, 2011, 8pm
On View: May 15, 2011 - June 1, 2011

XRU & Friends Present: WORLD PERCUSSION AND PROTEST MUSIC WITH MUSICIANS PAUL ANCEAU & ROBERT LEPRE

XRU & Friends Present: WORLD PERCUSSION AND PROTEST MUSIC WITH MUSICIANS PAUL ANCEAU & ROBERT LEPRE

XRU & Friends Present World Percussion And Protest Music With Musicians Paul Anceau & Robert Lepre XRU and friends perform modern American music with an emphasis on percussion, experimenting with a wide range of sounds from current styles through world music and made from found objects, synthesizers, computers and globally influenced rhythmic events using hand [...]

Opening Reception: May 14, 2011, 6-10pm

Ellen Hackl Fagan: COLOR SOUND GRAMMAR

Ellen Hackl Fagan: COLOR SOUND GRAMMAR

ColorSoundGrammar: A COMMUNITY INTERACTIVE GAME. The public is invited to partake in a playful interactive game in which viewers get recorded in their selection of colored squares that best represent each note of the Do-Re-Mi musical scale, later getting translated into pseudoscientific meditations, and ultimately, paintings on the blended language of color and sound. Looking [...]

Opening Reception: May 8, 2011, 6pm
On View: May 8, 2011 - May 20, 2011

Melanie Carr: SWAP SHOP

Melanie Carr: SWAP SHOP

SWAP SHOP is a participatory public piece about exchange. SWAP SHOP allows participants/the public to set the market by their willingness to contribute in an exchange of goods where the “swap” becomes the market price; one item equals one item, etc. The Swap Shop becomes social sculpture with restorative power for human connectedness. The SWAP [...]

Opening Reception: May 7, 2011, 6pm
On View: May 7, 2011 - May 20, 2011