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El Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos es una abadía benedictina ubicada en la parte oriental de un pequeño valle, que el primer documento del Archivo de Silos, del año 954, ya lo denomina "valle de Tapadillo" perteneciente al municipio de Santo Domingo de Silos, en la provincia de Burgos, comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León, España. Se halla comunicado por tres carreteras secundarias que desembocan, por Aranda de Duero y por Lerma, con la nacional A-1, y por Hacinas, con la N-234. Su claustro es una de las obras maestras del románico español.

El monasterio, aunque no en su actual configuración, se remonta a la época visigótica (siglo VII), si bien se desvanece durante la ocupación musulmana. En el siglo X, llamado aún San Sebastián de Silos, y en especial durante el periodo en que el conde Fernán González gobierna en Castilla (930-970), vuelve a resurgir la comunidad monástica alcanzando un pujante actividad que nuevamente decae bajo las razias de Almanzor. Desaparecido éste en 1002 y recobrada la serenidad, el monasterio se encuentra arruinado y maltrecho. Cuando en 1041 Domingo, prior del monasterio de San Millán de la Cogolla, se refugia en Castilla huyendo del rey de Navarra, es bien recibido por el monarca leonés Fernando I quien le confía la misión de restablecer el antiguo esplendor y dar nuevo auge al monasterio de Silos puesto bajo la advocación de San Sebastián. Con el decidido impulso de Santo Domingo como abad del cenobio se erigió la iglesia románica, magnífico templo de tres naves y cinco ábsides consagrado en 1088 por el abad Fortunio, el claustro que aún perdura, y el resto de las dependencias monacales. A la muerte del santo, el monasterio toma su patrocinio y pasa a denominarse Santo Domingo de Silos.

En el siglo XVIII se deja sentir la necesidad de ampliar las instalaciones, principalmente la cabida de la iglesia. Se encomienda al arquitecto Ventura Rodríguez llevar a cabo las debidas reformas. Se derribó el templo románico para sustituirlo por otro de planta de cruz griega inscrita en un cuadrado (planta claramente barroca), que es el que hoy existe. Del primitivo queda como vestigio el ala sur del transepto y la Puerta de las Vírgenes que abre al claustro. La falta de recursos económicos hizo que el propio claustro no tuviera un mismo final que la iglesia.

El 17 de noviembre de 1835 la vida monástica de silo se interrumpe a consecuencia y efectos de la desamortización de Mendizábal que implicaron la pérdida por expolio de parte de sus riquezas artísticas y documentales. Por fin, el 18 de diciembre de 1880 se establece una nueva comunidad de monjes benedictinos llegados de la abadía francesa de Ligugé, dirigidos por el monje de Solesmes, Ildelfonso Guépin.

El claustro de Silos es de doble planta, siendo la inferior la más antigua y la de mayor mérito. Forma un cuadrilátero de lados ligeramente desiguales, de los que el menor mide 30 m y el mayor 33,12 m. Los lados norte y sur constan de 16 arcos, mientras que los lados este y oeste de sólo 14. Como las parejas de lados opuestos no son de igual dimensión a pesar de tener el mismo número de arcos, las luces de éstos tampoco son idénticas, variando entre 1,00 y 1,15 m. Los arcos son de medio punto y descansan sobre capiteles que, a su vez, lo hacen sobre columnas de doble fuste monolítico de 1,15 m de longitud; sólo los soportes centrales de cada galería están formados por fustes quíntuples, salvo uno de ellos, el del lado norte, que es cuádruple y torsado. Toda la arquería va montada sobre un podio corrido con una abertura para acceder al jardín interior.

El claustro inferior debió levantarse en la segunda mitad del siglo XI y primera del XII, mientras que el claustro superior se construyó en los últimos años de ese mismo siglo. En el inferior se perciben claramente dos fases de ejecución: durante la primera, que corresponde a las últimas décadas del siglo XI, se llevaron a cabo las galerías norte y este; la segunda se desarrolló en el siguiente siglo y en ella se ejecutaron las galerías sur y oeste. Cada fase refleja una forma de hacer y un estilo diferentes atribuibles a dos maestros distintos que emplearon sus propios talleres. Como rasgos diferenciadores, los fustes de las columnas de la primera etapa están más separados y presentan mayor éntasis, y las tallas son de poco relieve y escaso movimiento. Las figuras del segundo taller son más realistas y poseen mayor volumen.

En el plano artístico lo más destacable es la colección de los 64 capiteles de que consta el claustro bajo y los relieves que ornamentan las caras interiores de las cuatro pilastras que forman los ángulos de la galería. Al primer maestro serían asignables seis de los relieves con las siguientes escenas:

•Ángulo sudeste: La ascensión y Pentecostés.

•Ángulo noreste: El sepulcro y El descendimiento.

•Ángulo noroeste: Los discípulos de Emaús y La duda de Santo Tomás.

El segundo maestro sería el autor de los dos relieves restantes:

•Ángulo sudoeste: La anunciación a María y El árbol de Jessé.

Este segundo maestro que realizó los últimos machones posiblemente procediese de Galicia, ya que la Coronación y Anunciación de María están tratados al modo de Santiago de Compostela, con mucha abundancia de plegados y con los cabellos acaracolados (similar al profeta Daniel que aparece en las Jambas de Santiago de Compostela). El árbol de Jessé es muy importante desde el punto de vista iconográfico, por estar relacionado con la vidriera del mismo nombre de San Denis, y por tratarse de un tema utilizado para decorar el parteluz de Santiago de Compostela.

Los capiteles, y en especial los del segundo artista, son obras maestras de la iconografía románica y lo que más admira y llama la atención de todo el claustro. Sus temas son muy variados: desde los que representan escenas bíblicas o evangélicas, hasta los figurativos de animales quiméricos, grifos, leones, arpías, centauros, aves fabulosas y toda clase de elementos vegetales.

Son de destacar también la Puerta de las Vírgenes, que comunica el claustro con la iglesia y que constituye un vestigio del primitivo templo románico, y la fachada de la desaparecida sala capitular que se abría a la galería oriental, así como el artesonado mudéjar ricamente decorado con cerca de 700 figuras y escenas de la Castilla de los siglos XIV y XV. (Wikipedia)

 

Muriel Guépin Gallery, NYC | Nov 21st - Jan 11th, 2014.

Curated by Joanie Lemercier.

www.bright-matter.com/

Muriel Guépin Gallery, NYC | Nov 21st - Jan 11th, 2014.

Curated by Joanie Lemercier.

www.bright-matter.com/

In front of his shop, Ride All - Nantes 29.09.10

Explored 2010-11-04 #120

 

Ride All Skateshop

Muriel Guépin Gallery, NYC | Nov 21st - Jan 11th, 2014.

Curated by Joanie Lemercier.

www.bright-matter.com/

Rue Lambert à Nantes

 

Description

La rue Lambert, qui relie la rue Paul-Dubois à la rue des Petites-Écuries, est pavée et fait partie d'un secteur piétonnier ; son extrémité est large de seulement 70 centimètres (ce qui en fait la rue la plus étroite de Nantes), empêche la circulation automobile. Elle ne rencontre aucune autre voie.

 

Dénomination

La voie était une portion de la « rue Brandouille » (ou « Brandouil »), auparavant « ruelle des Jacobins »

 

Historique

Le couvent des Jacobins est installé en 1228, à l'est de la place du Bouffay. La « ruelle des jacobins » est une des voies qui conduit aux bâtiments qui se développent peu à peu entre le château des ducs de Bretagne et la place du Bouffay. Au XVe siècle, l'établissement fait édifier l'« hôtellerie des Jacobins ».

 

L'accès au couvent se fait par la « ruelle des Jacobins », dont le tracé suit le nord de l'actuelle rue Paul-Dubois et la rue Lambert ; cette dernière longe des bâtiments conventuels (dont l'hôtellerie), au sud desquels se trouvent des jardins.

 

Lors de la Révolution, les religieux sont expulsés. Le couvent est démantelé au cours du XIXe siècle4. La « ruelle des Jacobins », devenue « rue Brandouille » (ou « Brandouil »), est démembrée : vers l'est est formée la rue Lambert, et dans l'axe nord-sud la « rue Dubois », percée vers le sud pour atteindre le quai du Port-Maillard.

 

Au XIXe siècle, la rue est réputée pour son insalubrité. En 1866, Ange Guépin, alors membre du conseil municipal de Nantes et du conseil général de Loire-Inférieure, demande à ce que la voie soit close par une porte à chacune de ses deux extrémités, voire détruite, tant la vétusté des maisons et le peu de sûreté de la rue étaient criantes.

 

En 2007, les travaux initiaux liés à la construction d'immeuble dans « l'îlot Lambert », sur la partie sud de la rue, ont permis de découvrir les vestiges d'un puits et d'une rue médiévale disparue, antérieure à l'installation des Jacobins

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rue_Lambert_%28Nantes%29

MURIEL GUEPIN GALLERY

47 Bergen Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

En mars 1686, Louis XIV autorise les jésuites à s'installer à Brest pour fournir des aumôniers aux vaisseaux et leur donne les moyens de bâtir un grand séminaire composé d'un long bâtiment central surmonté d'un dôme, entouré de cours et de jardins. L'ensemble occupe près de 2 hectares au c'ur de la ville. Toutefois, chassés du royaume en 1764, les religieux abandonnent les lieux aussitôt attribués à la Marine, où se succèdent les gardes de la marine, les malades, après l'incendie de l'hôpital maritime en 1776, les pupilles jusqu'en 1883, et enfin les mécaniciens, jusqu'en 1921. À cette date, l'ensemble devient la caserne Guépin. Elle est évacuée en juin 1940 et investie par la Kommandantur dans les jours suivants. Après la guerre, seule la porte d'entrée de la cour donnant sur la rue de la Mairie peut être conservée et remontée à l'emplacement de l'ancienne préfecture maritime. Le fronton était à l'origine surmonté des figures allégoriques de la Religion et de la Justice, attribuées au sculpteur Bouchardon (1698-1762). Un trophée associant armes, drapeaux et ancre de marine est encore visible.

medium: cardboard

dimensions: 14' x 2' x 2'

date: 2012

description: salvaged cardboard installation that has been exhibited at Spattered Columns, Muriel Guepin Gallery, and the Westwood Gallery.

Contemporary Art New york - Red Painting M684R

  

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Muriel Guépin Gallery, NYC | Nov 21st - Jan 11th, 2014.

Curated by Joanie Lemercier.

www.bright-matter.com/

La porte de la caserne Guépin (Square du Commandant l'Herminier) a été remontée à l'emplacement de l'ancienne Préfecture Maritime.

Muriel Guépin Gallery, NYC | Nov 21st - Jan 11th, 2014.

Curated by Joanie Lemercier.

www.bright-matter.com/

Carte postale éditée par F. Chapeau, série "Nantes après les bombardements", la Place Bretagne vers la Rue Guépin.

 

A l'arrière plan, on reconnaît l'église Saint-Nicolas.

Yongjae Kim, Muriel Guépin Gallery. Photos By: Andrew Katz

Joanie Lemercier opening at Muriel Guépin Gallery

 

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Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

médiathéque floresca guépin

Something Out of Nothing

Organization: No Longer Empty

Location:Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

October 3 - Nov 14, 2009

  

Beware: “The Invisible Dog“ is unleashed this Saturday, October 3rd! The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty, “The Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

 

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog. A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

 

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new. The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles. Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time. Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism. In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”-- which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural. Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

 

The Invisible Dog Art Center | Click Here

 

The Invisible Dog, a new three-story art center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an exuberant example of the integration of forward thinking and care for the past. The art center, admittedly, had a leg up: its home came equipped with an irresistable history. Built in the late nineteenth century, the 20,000 square-foot factory went through a number of industrial incarnations before its owners struck gold in the 1970s with the invisible dog trick: a stiff lease and collar surrounding the empty space where a dog would be. A mixture of party-hearty silliness and tongue-in-cheek trompe l’oeil, the trick became an icon of its era. But eventually public taste moved on; meanwhile, over the years, the Brooklyn neighborhood was changing. The factory closed its doors in the late 1990s; the boarded-up building was a blight on its quiet Brooklyn block.

  

What happened then is a kind of urban fairytale. In December 2008, Muriel Guépin leased the storefront and turned it into Shop Art Gallery, a small gallery with decidedly democratic spirit. Soon after, Lucien Zayan, a recent New York immigrant, stumbled upon Shop Art and inquired after the building behind it. Zayan knew he had hit on something when he heard the building’s history: he’d spent his life working in the French theater, including the Aix-en-Provence festival and Paris’s renowned Théàtre de Odeon and Théàtre de la Madeleine, and he recognized the perfect mise-en-scène. With the support of the building’s current owners, he decided to turn the space into a large-scale art center.

Less than a year later, the Invisible Dog is up and running. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to the Invisible Dog’s identity: Zayan wanted a place that artists could really use, not a pristine renovation without personality. The ceiling on the third floor was restored using floor boards found in other parts of the building, and the enormous elevator shaft (the elevator removed) will be left open, as a unique exhibition space. Everywhere, the commitment to collaboration and community is clear. The ground floor, with its 14-foot ceilings, will be used for public events, performances, educational programs, and exhibitions, organized by guest curators from around the world. The second floor, divided into studios, is already occupied by nine specially-selected artists on one-year leases. They meet regularly with Zayan to discuss their work and the project. The third floor, light-filled and spacious designed by Anne Attal, will be available for flexible rental by the general public.

 

Artists:

Thomas Bell

Ryan Brennan

Amanda Browder

Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder

Gina Czarnecki

Jeanette Doyle

Steve DeFrank

Richard Garet

Guerra de la Paz

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Giles Lyon

Miguel Palma

José Parlá

Rey Parlá

Tom Sanford

Keith Schweitzer

Francesco Simeti

Alfred Steiner

Giuseppe Stampone

Joanie Lemercier opening at Muriel Guépin Gallery

 

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