We're excited to announce our new partnership with Park Slope's beloved,
Old Stone House, "a museum and community resource that explores the American Revolution, colonial life and Brooklyn." We're in the process of organizing a group exhibition featuring local, South-Brooklyn artists who, in the spirit of the OSH, work with history, time and memory in intriguing ways. Each artist will still have the opportunity to speak about their work/process in a series of salons held as the exhibition unfolds.
Last week, we visited artist Boris Rasin (of ConcernedNewYorkers.com). Check out their site to learn about some very cool projects he and collaborator Kenny Komer have worked on recently. They're the two masterminds behind the "Burns for Mayor" campaign (an Art in Odd Places project) and a current interactive project about the Park 51 controversy (seen on their homepage).
Sunset Park-based, Mason Saltarrelli, originally hails from New Orleans. Immersed in his studio last week, we were surrounded by found imagery, motifs and frames that jumped from canvas to hand-dyed paper to antiquated postcards. The figure in the image above was deceptively simple yet captivating and hints at more to come. . .
Speaking of which, stay tuned for more pics and details about the show opening in February 2011! Until then, Happy Holidays!