CURRENT: Gowanus

Current Gowanus general info

May 14 – May 18, 2014
at Gowanus Loft 

(61 9th St between 2nd Ave and the Gowanus Canal, just steps from the F/G train at Smith-and-9th)

Current: Gowanus is an art exhibit and sale presented by Arts Gowanus May 14-18, 2014.  Curated by Benjamin Sutton, this exhibit will showcase the breadth and depth of visual art that is being made in Gowanus right now.  Come on out, take your time with the art, experience Gowanus, and support Arts Gowanus. We look forward to seeing you there!

ARTISTS: Remy Amezuca, Rachel Bernstein, Matt Callinan, Ai Campbell, Kat Chamberlin, Caroline Chandler, Miska Draskoczy, James Ewart, Elizabeth Fiedorek, Veronique Gambier, Tony Geiger, Abby Goldstein, Meena Hasan, Megan Hays, Erik Hougen, Terrance Hughes, Sarah Jones, Sara Jones, Elizabeth Jordan, Suzy Kopf, Hiro Kurata, Jessica Levine, Romina Meric, Rene Murray, Liz Naiden, Phuong Nguyen, Alex Nunez, Sui Park, Helena Parriott, Guillaume Paturel, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Robert Saywitz, Rachel Schmidhofer, Joelle Shallon, Katie Shima, Evan Simon, Shura Skaya, Andrew Smenos, Maya Suess, Denise Treizman, TJ Volonis, Kit Warren, Andrea Wenglowskyj, Justin Whitkin

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, May 14th

Opening Night Benefit Celebration for Arts Gowanus, 6-9pm

Be the first in the door to view and buy work by the amazing contemporary artists working in or inspired by the Gowanus. Proceeds to benefit Arts Gowanus (all ticket sales and 30% art sales will benefit Arts Gowanus).

Tickets: $60 (two for $100) includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music, and the company of fellow art-lovers.

Thursday, May 15th

Curators’ Reception and Press Preview, 12 noon-4pm
Open to art professionals and the press to preview the artwork. 
Tickets: Free to art professionals and the press. RSVP.

Open House, 4-8pm
The gallery will be open to spend some leisurely time with the work on offer.
Tickets: Pay as you wish, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

 Friday, May 16th

Open House, 12 noon-8pm
The gallery will be open to spend some leisurely time with the work on offer.

Tickets: Pay as you wish, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

Saturday, May 17th

–See full schedule in the column to the right.–

Sunday, May 18th

Open House, 12 noon-5pm
The gallery will be open to spend some leisurely time with the work on offer.

Tickets: Pay as you wish, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

 

Saturday, May 17th

Open House, 12 noon and onward
The gallery will be open to spend some leisurely time with the work on offer.

Tickets: Pay as you wish, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

Collectors Panel, 2-3:30pm
Hear art collectors and curators talk about creating a meaningful art collection from the bottom up. Panelists will include: Lucien Zayan, owner/director of the Invisible Dog and Henry Chung, co-owner and director of Robert Henry Contemporary. Appropriate for new or experienced collector and all art appreciators. 

Tickets: Suggested Donation $10, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

Curator’s Talk with Benjamin Sutton, 4-5pm
Get a personal tour of the work in the show by the curator himself.  Learn about why these particular pieces were selected and how they fit into his view of the contemporary art scene. Learn more about the art and the vibrancy of the Gowanus art neighborhood.

Tickets: Suggested Donation $10, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

The Glory of Brooklyn’s Gowanus 5:30-6:30

Lifelong Brooklynite, Leslie-Arlett Boyce, will tell stories and present images from her recent book, “The Glory of Brooklyn’s Gowanus.”  An artist and educator of the visual and performing arts, Leslie has first-hand experience with the impact that arts can have on a community.  Come out and learn about our Gowanus neighborhood over the years.

Tickets: Suggested Donation $10, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

Collectors Reception, 6:30-7pm
After all the lectures, kick back and talk to other like-minded art enthusiasts and spend time with the art for sale.

Tickets: Suggested Donation $10, proceeds support Arts Gowanus

Artists and Audience Closing Party, 7pm and onward
Come party with the artists  and art enthusiasts from across Brooklyn and NYC. There will be drinks and DJMR. will play music to get the mood just right.
Tickets: $10

About the Curator

Benjamin Sutton is an art critic, journalist, and curator based in Red Hook. He is the news editor at artnet News and he recently curated exhibitions at Field Projects gallery in Chelsea and the SPRING/BREAK art fair in Soho. His writing has also appeared in The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Modern Painters, Art+Auction, BKLYNR, Flavorwire, the New York Press, and elsewhere.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

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