Gowanus Canal Shoreline Art Walk
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Gowanus Canal Shoreline Art Walk

Tour Highlights

  • Hike along the Gowanus shoreline while supporting the preservation of the Gowanus Canal.

  • Explore public art with local experts and learn about Gowanus’ quirky art scene.

  • Learn about the evolution of the neighborhood and how you can support its positive growth.

https://visit.org/united-states/gowanus-dredgers-canoe-club/nyc-walking-tour-gowanus-canal-shoreline-art-walk

$25 Fee

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THREE WALLS  || 9th Artists in Residence Exhibition
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

THREE WALLS || 9th Artists in Residence Exhibition

The Textile Arts Center, in partnership with The Vanderbilt Republic, is pleased to present THREE WALLS, the 9th Artists in Residence exhibition, on view from the September 20 to 23 at Gowanus Loft.

ARTISTS WORKING TOGETHER, ALONE, CONNECTED:

“THREE WALLS” BRIDGES STUDIO PRACTICES

Form & Function, Beauty & Value via Textile Arts Featured in the Final Exhibition of

Textile Arts Center’s 9th Cycle of Artists in Residence

September 20 - 23, 2018

Opening Reception: September 20, 6-9pm

Artist Talk: September 23, 7pm

“THREE WALLS” explores the concepts of beauty, language, function, value, and protection. The installation by Jamie Boyle, Rhonda Khalifeh, Junyu Li, Lily Moebes, Meghan O'Sullivan, Cory Siegler, Hannah Whelan, and Chang Yuchen will be an immersive experience in fiber arts.

During the nine months residency, the eight artists worked alone, together. Their studios comprised only 3 walls; the lack of a fourth wall necessitated that their practices be shared and that their work inspired and conversed with each other. Sculptural eyes seem to read hidden hand woven messages; a mutable quilt designed to be worn meets a large scale embroidered body, both crafted to protect; found images, layered and transformed, turn into paintings, while found materials are repurposed into sculptures; garments  research the dynamic relationship between maker/wearer and explore the complexities of function/value.

The  artists in “THREE WALLS” come from a range of creative backgrounds, and the collective body of work featured reflects this variety of experience. However there’s a sense of unity. An empathetic identification. In concept, form, and process, they are companions.

“ THREE WALLS” opens to the public 6-9p Thursday 20 September at Gowanus Loft (61 9th Street Brooklyn, 11215), and will run through Sunday 23 September, with weekend public gallery hours from 11am-8pm and an artist talk at 7pm on 23 September.

ABOUT TEXTILE ARTS CENTER

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility founded in 2009, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts.

ABOUT TAC’S ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Textile Arts Center's Artist in Residence (TAC’s AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities.

TAC's AIR program is one of the world's leading residency programs, focused on textile arts.  Situated at the intersection of a studio residency and an academic program, TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship. Over the course of 9 months, the residents study weaving, knitting, and surface design, along with textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development. Structured bi-weekly critiques  are moderated by some of today’s leading textile artists, curators and innovators. The program culminates with a group exhibition, which showcases the work developed at the Textile Arts Center.

Since 2010, TAC AIR has graduated over fifty artists and designers. Our alumni are involved in a broad range of arts activities, including arts education, women’s international development, social activism, fashion and tech entrepreneurship, fine arts, regional makers movements and local community development initiatives.

 

ABOUT VANDERBILT REPUBLIC & GOWANUS LOFT

The Vanderbilt Republic (“VR”, est. 2009) is a creative agency based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The agency was formed to catalyze the impact of creative expression in all modes. VR sees artists as leaders, activists, and agents for positive change. Through their work with the creative diaspora VR offers boutique solutions in: creative production, design & direction; artist representation; landscape projection design. George Del Barrio (b. 1976 Queens, NY) is VR’s Founder × Creative Director.

A collusion between Ashton Worthington Photography and The Vanderbilt Republic, Gowanus Loft (est. 2012) is a project space dedicated to the expansion and expression of creativity in all forms. Her 3000 ft sq project space has successfully nurtured a broad range of creative productions, from theatrical cabaret to camera obscura, and much more. All Loft installations are supported by VR creative/production.

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Brooklyn Clay Tour
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Clay Tour

OPENING NIGHT PARTY at COOLER GALLERY; 22 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday 9/6;  7-10pm

Show Open September 7th, 8th & 9th

The only weekend of it's kind, showcasing Brooklyn's vibrant ceramic community.  Over 275 artists at 20+ events, exhibitions, demonstrations & talks.

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Ecological City Pageant
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Ecological City Pageant

Ecological City is a cultural and climate action project engaging the Lower East Side community through creative strategies co-creating a theatrical pageant and environmental actions to develop and bring together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability plans, policies and solutions within the gardens, neighborhood and waterfront of the Lower East Side of New York City, and its contribution to city and global climate challenges. 

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ArtWorks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

ArtWorks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus

ArtWorks is always a high energy, fun and exciting way to spend an evening: see a well-curated art exhibition, meet Gowanus artists, mingle with other art-lovers and enthusiasts, enjoy a variety of local food and beverages. But more importantly, you will make a significant contribution towards supporting the vibrant community of artists in Gowanus!

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In Between Daylight
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

In Between Daylight

"In Between Daylight" is a site-specific installation that references ideas of danger, fear and risk taking in an environment that may be beautiful, disorienting and haunting all at the same time. The piece calls attention to what immigrants and refugees may experience while crossing treacherous political and geographical borders in forests, jungles and bodies of water across the world, filled with hope to reach an unpredictable future.

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Unreality Bomb
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

Unreality Bomb

“Unreality Bomb “ is a term first coined by Roger White in a seminal book on contemporary art titled The Contemporaries. White used this term to characterize a painting that had pieces deliberately removed from it, as a stylistic choice. White’s statement describes the work chosen for this exhibition; work that has an unseen layer removed from it by artificial and fictional means, to create an impression of space.

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Art and Activism: Otto Neals and Emmett Wigglesworth
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

Art and Activism: Otto Neals and Emmett Wigglesworth

Emmett Wigglesworth and Otto Neals have been working artists and activists for the past 60 to 70 years. WXQR host Terrance McKnight will lead a conversation with the two artists about how art and politics can intersect, in the context of an exhibition of their respective work at FiveMyles. "The Art Life: Otto Neals and Emmett Wigglesworth" was curated by Carl E. Hazlewood and Hanne Tierney, and is on view until March 11. Gallery hours: Thu.-Sun. from 1 to 6pm, and by appointment.

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Mystic Geometry by Katerina Lanfranco: Winter Solstice guided meditation
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Mystic Geometry by Katerina Lanfranco: Winter Solstice guided meditation

Mystic Geometry by Katerina Lanfranco: Winter Solstice guided meditation

Mystic Geometry is Katerina Lanfranco’s fourth solo exhibition at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and my first exploring the narrative and symbolic content of abstraction through geometry derived from nature, science and spirituality.

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440 Gallery 13th Annual Small Works Show
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

440 Gallery 13th Annual Small Works Show

440 Gallery announces the 13th annual Small Works Show 2017. This national, juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale, in a broad range of media and styles. The exhibition will be on display in the 440 Gallery, Park Slope, Brooklyn space from Thursday, December 7, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018.

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Opening Reception:  Spirits of Manhattan &  Kathleen
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Spirits of Manhattan & Kathleen

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Spirits of Manhattan: Kathleen White and Kathleen: Nan Goldin on view in our second and third floor galleries from December 1 – February 11, 2017. These separate but interconnected exhibitions revolve around White and Goldin; formidable colleagues, they were mutually affected by the AIDS crisis then unfolding in the 1980s and 90s, in real-time.

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Purge: Doreen Garner
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Purge: Doreen Garner

In Purge, Garner will perform a vesicovaginal fistula closure on the Skin of Poneros. Several body cast models featured in her work Rack of those Ravaged and Unconsenting will also assist in this procedure. Using dissection as a mean to get to the trut, he symbolic mutilation of Sims’s body on a surgical table seeks to und his istorically raised posture.

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Trestle Art Benefit
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Trestle Art Benefit

The Trestle Art Benefit (TAB) is our annual fundraising celebration. The event includes 50+ artworks exhibited online and hung in the gallery. VIP Art Lover ticket buyers purchase their artwork as soon as the exhibition webpage goes live on 9/15. Art Lover ticket buyers claim their artwork from what remains on a first come, first serve basis the night of the event on November 29th.

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