David Jien “Willie’s dip n’ slip/ William’s Folly” 2012, color pencil, graphite, gouache and holographic film on paper 11×17in (27.9×43.2cm)
110 Meserole Street, 347-433-5601
September 27 - October 17, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 27, 7 - 10 PM
Beginnings — (est. August 2012) is a small storefront gallery in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, with seven different artist/curators presenting a program of contemporary art in a welcoming environment.
The Beginning is the first group show, a gorgeous catalog of nearly thirty artists, traveling the underground and overground international ley lines with stops in Californian bio-geometry, Berliner clear-imagination, Providential neo-psych, op-sculpture Japonisme, the zen meshes of Chicago, Brooklynite paint concrète, rigorous Anglican graphism and many more wild and wonderful points along the way. Paintings, drawings, photographs, marks on paper and cloth and other objects, shapes, colors, lines, 2-D and 3-D things to look at—no unifying theme or concept—but strangely coherent as a sampler of the seven curators’ brains.
What’s art for anymore? How can contemporary art be bought and sold in a healthy, progressive way? How can new artists support/be supported in their community? In the 21st century, what are the most satisfying and effective roles of the gallery? The gallerist? The gallery-goers?
We got no idea, but we’re happy to present this art and these artists.
List of Artists:
Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Oliver Kossack Matt Leines
Simon Massey de Vallazza