Brooklyn and art go together like peanut butter and jelly, and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is continuing to showcase promising work from the talented artists who call Brooklyn home through its Fall Group Art Shows.
Along with three other distinct exhibits at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s warehouse gallery on Red Hook’s scenic pier, the newest exhibit “Brooklyn is..” is surely to leave you feeling nostalgic about the famous borough.
The “Brooklyn is..” exhibit is meant to be a narrative one. With 200 artists and more than 900 pieces of artwork, the gallery will show the extremely varied perspectives of the borough from artists of all mediums. Artists’ statements, poems and/or stories will be displayed alongside their work in order to further communicate what Brooklyn is and what Brooklyn means to them.
The “Art in Clay” show, this year entitled “Up Against the Wall,” features handcrafted ceramic sculptures, sculptural vessels, wall hangings and installations. The pieces range from 10 inches to six feet.
Juror Matt Nolen, artist, adjunct professor at New York University and Pratt Institute, and President of the Board of Trustees for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, said, “the selected works represent a broad range of concepts/content and the ceramic processes in which they were rendered.”
“What emerged in the curating was a gestalt made of dynamic works that have a lot to say to each other about the power of clay to say almost anything,” Nolen added.
The second juried “really really Affordable Art $how” will have 130 works from around the country which will cost less than $500. Juror Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art here in New York said that she looked for artists with a distinct body of work and in particular work with an original and unique approach to the realization of a given idea.
Lastly, interspersed through the gallery will be the second “Grand Installations.” This exhibit consists of eight dramatic installations. A few installations will incorporate some form of technology, whether some are interactive or some feature video. One installation will also include an exciting dance performance.
The ongoing exhibits will be on display during weekends from now until October 16. The warehouse is located at 499 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. For more information, visit bwac.org.