Previous Showings

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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”.


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


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.


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.


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Tom Giebel: XYLEM AND PHLOEM

Tom Giebel: XYLEM AND PHLOEM

TOM GIEBEL’s solo exhibition of photographs, XYLEM AND PHLOEM, will be on display at the SOAPBOX GALLERY in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn from Friday, November 12th through November 25th. Join the photographer for refreshments and a secondary exhibit of NEW WORK at the opening reception, which will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, November [...]


Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni: HIDDEN BY A THREAD

Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni: HIDDEN BY A THREAD

CORALINA CATALDI-TASSONI’S solo exhibition of ink drawings, HIDDEN BY A THREAD, will run from Friday, Oct. 29th to Nov. 11th, 2010. Opening reception will take place from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm Friday Oct. 29th. The artist will be present at the opening. The artist can be contacted at Coralina@CoralinaContemporaryArt.com For private viewings in Manhattan [...]


Vanessa Hill: FROM MY STREETS

Vanessa Hill: FROM MY STREETS

June 25 – July 8, 2010 3 photos on vinyl – 54″x78″ each. I’m inspired by my Barrio…it brings music to my eyes.


Stephanie Borgese: SANCTIFY

Stephanie Borgese: SANCTIFY

Stephanie’s current body of work deals with the rites and rituals. This piece speaks to the rituals that man performs in search of sanctity, holiness and purity. The suspended figure, encased in gold and paper, sheds his exterior shell in the process of transformation. Stephanie Borgese is a New York City-based figurative sculptor. Her love [...]


Brian Dupont: GRAVITY AND ARRAY

Brian Dupont: GRAVITY AND ARRAY

May 28 – June 10, 2010. Reception Friday, May 28 6–8 PM Street level installation *Anytime*. Soapbox Gallery is pleased to present “Gravity and Array,” a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based painter Brian Dupont. Brian Dupont studies the transmission — and distortion — of the visual aspects of information within the framework of abstract painting. In [...]


John Davis: CUT OUT

John Davis: CUT OUT

May 14 – 28, 2010 Interior gallery 12-6pm daily/Street level installation *Anytime* Soapbox Gallery is pleased to present “Cut Out”, a solo exhibition by San Antonio-based artist John Davis. John Davis’ practice of painting investigates problems with communication, fragmented living and identity roles. Personal concerns derived from a background in 80’s suburbia inspire methodical, at [...]