Monday, December 20, 2010

G-Train Salon Partners with the Old Stone House in 2011


Hi all,

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!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"NOW: on View" Opening, December 15

Image Courtesy of Artist Margot Spindelman

Hey guys!

   The G-Train Salon is making is first stop in the beloved borough of Queens next Wednesday, December 15.  We've partnered with ArtConnects New York to curate their first Queens exhibition and could not be more pleased.  ArtConnects New York is an extraordinary organization that places contemporary art in clinics, hospitals, foster care facilities and other social service agencies in all five boroughs.  We were honored to work with ACNY on this historic placement (and first senior center) at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, a vibrant recreational hub for Ridgewood's active, senior communities.

    More info. to follow in the next post.  We hope to see you next week when we celebrate at the opening (right on time for the holiday season)!

"NOW: on View"
Wednesday, December 15
3-6pm W
4pm Salon Discussion and Tour Led by Artist Andrea Burgay
Ridgewood Older Adult Center
59-14 70th Avenue (M train to Forest Avenue)