Paint Works @ GOWANUS BALLROOM
Gowanus Ballroom invites you to Paint Works, a group exhibition showcasing emerging and established painters in and around Brooklyn. The premise is pretty straightforward: there is a host of painters in our nearby environs, doing what they do and doing it really well. Paint Works is bringing that energy, those skills, and that vibe together in a show focused solely on contemporary painting.
Featured artists have expanded the traditional building blocks of painting and evolved them in varied and relevant directions--essentially taking the practice and pushing it in places it hasn't gone before. The works run the gamut from realism to abstraction, and are sometimes a surreal blend of both. The paintings explore dreamy, symbolic spaces; the body politic and self-reflection; and subversive carnal fantasies. Personal narratives are represented as well as more traditional themes relating to classical ideals.
Gowanus Ballroom is a vast alternative art space that gives the impression of a gritty cathedral, with 50-foot ceilings and more than 16,000 square feet of floor space. The artists, sculptors, performers, poets, and musicians who come together in this collaborative, underground community foster a shared commitment to artistic expression and exploration, whatever form it takes.
Past shows at Gowanus Ballroom have been extravaganzas with performances, art installations, live bands, and tons of artwork adorning the walls. Paint Works continues the tradition with a warehouse full of paintings, daily entertainment including local indie bands, keyed-up acrobatic performances, live group painting demonstrations, and more.
Doors open for the opening reception of Paint Works at 6pm on Friday, September 16, 2011.
daniel Baltzer, Ben Fenske, Robyn Frank, Michael Gormley, Peter Halasz, James Herbert, Caitlin Hurd, Tim Kent, Kristin Künc, Oh Joon Kwon, Allison Maletz, Hyeseung Marriage-Song, Alyssa Monks, Alexandra Pacula, David Pettibone, Jennifer Presant, Matthew William Robinson, Bennett Vadnais, Jovan Karlo Villalba, Melanie Vote, Patricia Watwood, Aaron Yamada-Hanff, and Rob Zeller.
Opening ReceptionFriday, September 16, 2011
Doors open at 6pm.
55 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Dates & TimesSeptember 16-18 & 23-25
Fridays: Doors open at 6pm
Saturdays: Doors open at 12pm
Weekdays: Viewings available by appointment, 347.460.2687
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