Forward Here @ Soap Box Gallery
October 1-18, 2010
Soap Box Gallery
636 Dean Street
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC
The opening for Forward Here, an installation of photographs of suburbia, is Saturday October 9 from 6-8 pm at Soapbox gallery, 636 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
This photographic installation consists of images of, and regarding suburbia by 20 artists. The artists are: Tom Giebel, Adrienne Brand, Aimee Hertog, Bob Goida, Brian Higbee, Dawn Giunta, Debby Kasimakis, Dieter Kuhn, Gabriella Mazza, Hideki Takahashi, Joe Sexton, Kevin Laverty, Kevin Stapp, Libby Seaberg, Marc Grubstein, Marzena Grabczynska Lorenc, Max Yawney, Myles Kleinfeld, Nicole Yawney, Pat Todd.
The installation is located in a decidedly urban neighborhood, the contrast in the content and context is the fuel for the work. The photographs are contributed by 20 artists who are or have been working in New York city.
Curator Max Yawney envisioned the installation as resembling someone who might cut up a painting on canvas and piece it back together. In this case he invited these artists to contribute their sense of suburbia in the form of specific visual signifiers denoting the suburbian experience. Some of the artists have never lived in the suburbs and some always have. The pieces of suburbia gathered here function in a similar manner to individual brushstrokes in a painting. The juxtapositions present interesting divergent and poetic moments, deriving from a diverse source of visual thinkers.
So come to the opening! See the installation, and MEET Jimmy Greenfield owner operator and director of Soap Box Gallery, he is looking for artists to exhibit at the gallery, he is open to all media, basically he wants the gallery to function as an open forum for artists. This space is attracting quite alot of attention because of the high quality of shows and the diversity of media and performances presented there, it really seems to have some of the most intense creative energy in Brooklyn, right now.