Denise Bibro Fine Art / Platform
529 West 20th Street, Fourth Floor, 212-647-7030
November 15, 2012 - January 5, 2013
Reception: Thursday, November 15, 5 - 9 PM
Denise Bibro Fine Art is excited to share a fresh, unique opportunity to view untapped talent just within our backyards. Art From the Boros will be on view November 15 through January 5, 2013. From some five hundred submissions for an open call for talented unaffiliated artists in all the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art narrowed the pool to some fifty artists. Subsequently we pound the pavements, including studios in Williamsburg, by the water in Redhook, and the old Army Terminal in Gowanus, Bed Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Ditmas Park, Long Island City, and Astoria, just to name a few to narrow our pickings to thirty six artists.
These thirty plus artists’ works are diverse in mediums, social and aesthetic content. They come from diverse socio and economic backgrounds. Regardless of their histories, upbringings and economic circumstance they persevere and revel their New York environment. Art is one of their primary focuses and concerns. In this exhibition you will see both bought and recycled materials, drawing to the max, various examples of collaged and assemblage materials, works with political and social content and more.
In a world that often projects galleries as being jaded and inaccessible we are demonstrating that we are one that values and shares the desire to keep up with the bustling creativity all around us. Our experience in these past weeks clearly illustrates that one should always be open to opening the box, to venturing in and to informing one’s visual vocabulary – if only to appreciate and understand what one likes from the start or to be brave enough to inform and broaden ones world and visual horizons. We challenge the viewer to be open, have fun …..Seek and you shall find.