This delicate installation reveals a generally ignored reality: one of the largest oil spills in history is right there, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. On view August 8 – 15, opening Sunday August 11, 4pm-6pm.
Sublime Trajectories is an arrangement of relics from the recent past that reference the Cold War Space Race, the Viking funeral pyre ceremony, and imagery from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain. On view July 20th – August 1st. Opening July 20th, 6-8pm.
Flaws inherent in language are strengths. Not being able to codify what is felt by experiencing art is one of its strengths. It gives rise to ‘talking around the thing’ but never getting at it. A cultural dialog ensues, then matter, the stuff of stuff, behaves like ceaseless energy. On view June 21 to July 4, 2013. Opening June 22, 6-8pm.
Nagle contrasts the urban fetishization of country goods in her home in Brooklyn (restaurants like Flatbush Farm, urban gardens, people canning goods and making soap) and the opposite impulse in the country (elaborate living room decor in what Better Homes and Gardens calls Country French Baroque).
For the last decade, the Outer Bridge Ensemble (OBE) has been rocking festival stages and jazz venues across North America and Europe. They will share their experimental sounds at Soapbox Gallery on July 27th at 8pm.
David Goldstein (b.1967) is a New York artist who is interested in furthering the possibilities of abstract painting, especially as it relates to Minimalism and other simplified, geometric painting since the early twentieth century.
“Seeing Through” implies the process by which we see and interpret our visual and psychological worlds.
Erratics are large boulders that were left behind by glaciers. “Visitor Center for Erratic Monuments” is dedicated to the interpretation of some such peculiar rocks found along sidewalks in Brooklyn. With a photographic wall map, staffed information desk, video kiosk, souvenir postcards, and take-away maps, the center–temporarily installed at Soapbox Gallery–offers visitors a chance to explore [...]
Touch Me in Kansas is a dioramic homage to the USAmerican West, the cinematic tropes of ‘The Western’, and the domestication of certain USAmerican beasts.
Left Foot/Skyline is a large scale installation, combining a photographic image with sculptural elements. The opening event will feature performances by Hayes Greenfield and Paul Socolow‘s “conversations in sound”, Marc Grubstein, The Unglued Radio Workshop, John Bjerklie, Tommy Scott Young, Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa from binbinFactory.
Photographed predominately in the Philippines, these giant structures are usually clothed with advertising tarpaulins creating a visual cacophony of consumerism and capitalism.
What Remains are images of billboard structures in Asia.
“There is dirt, lots of mistakes, advances that turn out to be dead-ends, things like that. Rules are devised, then stretched or broken. Hands down, no questions asked, the pick of a guy with an eye.” – Dieter Kuhn
There is no past, the present is never solid, and the future is in our way. Thus, Patrick Todd’s art consist of creating paintings that are neither worldly, nor subjectively imagined.
Lori Ellison makes labor-intensive paintings and drawings that deliver far more optical impact and psychological resonance than you’d expect from small-scale work.
Kagan’s paintings ‘foreshorten’ formalistic concerns from art history’s past and contemporary painting’s present.
D.A.D. comes from Disaster And Development. This will be drawing exhibition and movement performance by binbinFactory/Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa in which the drawing will focus on the emotion which arose after the recent nuclear plant Disaster in Japan, and the performance will focus on Development.
September 28 through October 11, 2012 Photographer Tracy Collins has been chronicling the rapidly changing urban landscape since the Atlantic Yards project was announced in 2003. His exhibit Atlantic Yards Deconstructed traces the “on the ground” impacts of the development over the past 9 years through photography, video and other media. Although he has been [...]
Sculptures: Cotton, lace, paper, string, Acrylic, polyvinyl acetate. Elizabeth Williams is interested in the study of figure, form, and color and is passionate about women’s rights. Using everyday materials as the core substance of her sculptures, she fabricates her female torsos hoping to allow their individual voices to be expressed through the details of their [...]
I am one of those artists who think that everything is art.
At some point, everything has a symbolic effect. At some point these symbols either enlighten us, or misdirect us.
If you go to school and study art history, it seems to be a series of one paradigm usurping the next. Classicism is replaced by Romanticism is replaced by Impressionism is replaced by Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, etc. etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.