400 Artists, Curated by Krista Saunders Scenna and Dexter Wimberly
AiB 2015 BENEFIT
Exhibition Opening Night: April 19th 4-7pm
AiB Benefit Artwork Raffle: May 10th 4-8pm
(open to benefit raffle ticket holders only)
324 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
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The gallery will be open on Friday the May 8th 1:00-6:00 p.m.
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MAKING HISTORY statement
Making History is an all-inclusive open call exhibition surveying the Bushwick art scene and celebrating one of the most concentrated and diverse artist communities worldwide. Curators Krista Saunders Scenna of Ground Floor Gallery, and Dexter Wimberly of Independent Curators International, have taken on the challenge of creating cohesive visual narratives out of this pluralistic collection of works. The exhibition will be documented with a first-of-its-kind book including critical essays by prominent writers.
The title of the exhibition was inspired by Loren Munk’s manifesto History by Exclusion, Illuminating the “Dark Matter” of the Art World, 2006. The exhibition explores an inclusive model of history and is the first in a series of events that AIB plans to produce on that theme, throughout the entire Bushwick community, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary.
AIB 2015 BENEFIT
On May 10, the AIB 2015 Benefit will be held at Storefront Ten Eyck, and all artworks included in Making History will be raffled. Proceeds of the event will fund the production of Arts in Bushwick’s 10th anniversary book and year-round community and educational activities. The night will boast a full bar and hors d’oeuvres, and will be emceed by Lisa Levy, local artist and self-proclaimed psychotherapist, and artist Ben Boothby. Beginning April 15, tickets for the raffle will be for sale at the gallery and online at artsinbushwick.org/events/makinghistoryexhibition.
Each raffle ticket guarantees an artwork. Artwork will be selected on the benefit evening by a raffle-style drawing, which determines the order in which ticketholders make their selection.
AIB/BOS ANNUAL PRINT
The 2015 AIB/BOS team is proud to announce the annual limited edition prints, featuring works of the renowned artists Meryl Meisler and Rico Gatson. Meisler’s documentary photographs of the neighborhood date back to the eighties, when she was a public school art teacher in Bushwick, and Gatson has been living and working in Bushwick for over eleven years. Printing services are being donated by Rayographix.
WE GOT PRESS:
Making History – 400 Artists
Guillermo AC • Lenny Achan • Shaun Acton • Irina Adam • Ophir Agassi • Nicole Aiello • Liam Alexander • Fanny Allie • Luis Alves • Stephanie Amann • David Ambrose • Dallas Athent • Meg Atkinson • Liz Atzberger • May Austin • Daniel Aycock • Nancy Baker • Peter Bardazzi • Hannah Barnes • Paul Baumann • Dasha Bazanova • Christian Ruiz Berman • Todd Bienvenu • Joe Bochynski • Ethan Boisvert • Beth Bolgla • Ben Boothby • Christy Bremer • Thomas Broadbent • Jaclyn Brown • Deborah Brown • Nicole Brydson • Vanessa Bucci • Phil Buehler • Blythe Cain • Luisa Caldwell • Peter Calvin • Colleen Cannon • Melissa Capasso • Marina Cappelletto • Stephanie Renee Casso • Allison Causer • Cynthia Chang • Murphy Chang • Sophia Chizuco • Alex Chowaniec • Eddie Chu • Amanda Church • Donna Cleary • Lauren Collings • Nathalie Collins • Julie Combal • Elisabeth Condon • Marcia Cooper • Pia Coronel • Aniela Coveleski • Jaynie Crimmins • Giada Crispiels • Julie Curtiss • Drew Curtis • Chris D’Acunto • Paul D’Agostino • Theresa Daddezio • Jenniffer Dalton • Mila Dau • Lisa Corinne Davis • Ryan DaWalt • Rob de Oude • Marianne DeAngelis • DEPS • Mary DeVincentis • Leah DeVun • Cathy Diamond • Daniel Djuro-Goiricelaya • Burr Dodd • Don Doe • Joseph Dolinsky • Coco Dolle • Coleman Downing • Jon Duff • Christopher Dunlap • Alexis Duque • Allison Eden • Greg Edmondson • Rodolfo Edwards • Joe Egan • Sara Eichner • Lori Ellison • Sessa Englund • Robert Otto Epstein • Kika Espejo • Patricia Fabricant • Ellen Hackl Fagan • Stephen Faillace • Camilla Fallon • Deborah Farnault • Gordon Fearey • Jeff Fichera • Matthew F Fisher • Alex Fontecha • Peter Fox • Jeff Frederick • Lila Freeman • MaDora Frey • Nancy Friedemann • Barbara Friedman • Charley Friedman • Yuwei Fu • Rafael Fuchs • Joseph Fucigna • Daniel John Gadd • Paul Gagner • Kyle Gallup • Linda Ganjian • Carla Gannis • Ana Garces Kiley • Heather Garland • Danny Ghitis • Matthew Neil Gehring • Charles Geiger • Kevin Gerien • Anna Gianfrate • Alicia Gibson • Gary Giordano • Cat Glennon • Ben Godward • Enrico Gomez • Tamara Gonzalez • Dana Gordon • Mandi Gorenstein • Tim Gowan • Ralf Graebner • Nick Greenwald • Jason Grimste • Graham Guerra • Art Guerra • Sarah Elise Hall • Susan Hamburger • Jerelyn Hanrahan • Ruth Hardinger • Jessica Hargreaves • Lena Hawkins • Kylie Heidenheimer • Michele Hemsoth • Ray Henders • David Henderson • Annel Hernandez • Hunter Herrick • Linda Herritt • Ben Hilario-Caguiat • Amy Hill • Erin Hinz • Meg Hitchcock • Jen Hitchings • Kim Holleman • Jayne Holsinger • Jihyun Hong • George Horner • Alexa Hoyer • Gilbert Hsiao • Will Hutnick • Shinto Imai • Ruth Irving • Katherine Jackson • Iris Jaffe • Dana James • Claire Jervert • Sara Jo • Christopher Johnson • Angela Jones • Dana Kane • Robin Kang • Hirofumi Kariya • Caitlin Karolczak • Owen Karrel • Yuriko Katori • Atsushi Kawabe • Alessandro Keegan • John Kesling • Vicki Khuzami • Napkin Killa • Katie Killary • Angela Kim • Becky Kinder • Becky Kinder • Clinton King • Lori Kirkbride • Amanda Kirkpatrick • Catherine Kirkpatrick • Susan Klein • Wendy Klemperer • Chika Kobari • Sonomi Kobayashi • Sandra Koponen • David Kramer • Lars Kremer • Lauren Krukowski • Janet Kurnatowski • Ben La Rocco • Tyler Lafreniere • Jsun Laliberte • Jesse Lambert • Yuliya Lanina • Liv Mette Larsen • Annette D. Lavemour • Kerry Law • Erin Lawlor • Annesta Le • Joanne Leah • Kristina Leath-Malin • Lloyd Ledbettert • Niki Lederer • Christopher Lee • Catherine Lepp • Gili Levy • Lisa Levy • Sharon Lindenfeld • Rebecca Litt • Tom Long • Caldwell Luisa • Jason Lujan • JF Lynch • Kathryn Lynch • Abel Macias • Stephen Maine • JJ Manford • Patrick Mangan • Eliot Markell • Karen Marston • Mary Ivy Martin • Brandi Martin • Jamie Martinez • Mike Nudelman Mary Robnett • Mark Masyga • Nao Matsumoto • Shanna Maurizi • Julie Mauskop • Jesse McCloskey • Tom McGlynn • Maya Meissner • Leeza Meksin • Joseph Meloy • Emil Memon • Lawrence Mesich • MD MH • Brian Miller • Sara Marie Miller • Amy Robin Miller • Holly Miller • Matt Miller • Yekaterina Minskova • Katherine Mojzsis • Grace Moon • Simonetta Moro • Christopher Moss • Eva Mueller • Maximilian Mueller • Seth Mulvey • Loren Munk • Rebecca Murtaugh • Meer Musa • Noriko Nakano • Masaya Nakayama • Sharilyn Neidhardt • Paul Nicholson • Brian Novatny • Mari Oboshi • Yuji Oboshi • Andrew Ohanesian • Alexander Oleksyn • Mike Olin • Sebastian Gross Ossa • Alex Paik • Caroline Parks • Joey Parlett • Linnea Paskow • William Patterson • Don Pablo Pedro • Gelah Penn • Christopher Pennock • Sebastian Perinotti • Gary Petersen • Rachel Philips • Virgina Pierrepont • Tina Pina Trachtenburg • Olivie Ponce • Katherine Powers • William Powhida • Yupin Pramotepipop • Mel Prest • James Prez • Ali Printz • Benjamin Pritchard • Lina Puerta • Anne Sherwood Pundyk • Jonathan Quinn • Upahar Rana • Lance Rautzhan • James Reeder • James Patrick Reid • Sienna Reid • Sarah Reynolds • Ron Richter • Joana Ricou • Elizabeth Riley • Rebecca Riley • Gustavo Rizerio • Andrew Cornell Robinson • Samantha Robinson • Margaret Roleke • Lucia Rollow • Jason Rondinelli • Kara L. Rooney • David Victor Rose • Connie Rose • Daniel Rosenbaum • Marcy Rosenblat • Emily Roz • Christian Ruiz Berman • Anne Russinof • Sara Maria Salamone • Jillian Salik • Carol Salmanson • Hazel Lee Santino • Patricia Satterlee • Daryl-Ann Saunders • Linda Schmidt • Sylvia Schwartz • Jeff Schwarz • Robert Seng • Michael Serafino • Ward Shelley • Jennifer Shepard • Elizabeth Shoby • Suzan Shutan • Susan Silas • Jonathan Sims • Janice Sloane • Wendy Small • Elisa Soliven • George Spencer • Benjamin Lee Sperry • Margot Spindelman • Savannah Spirit • Melissa Staiger • Kurt Steger • Oriane Stender • Ivan Stojakovic • Christopher Stout • Fumihiko Sugino • Miho Suzuki • Lawrence Swan • AustinKatie Tabor • Hideki Takahashi • Allegra Tansey • Pablo Tauler • Ravenna Taylor • Kate Teale • Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao • Jakob Theileis • Karen Tiliakos • Richard Timperio • Chuck Tisa • Patrick Todd • Julie Torres • Lorena Toyos • Jeanne Tremel • Stephen Truax • Vera Tse • Olya Turcihin • Joanne Ungar • Ivette Urena • Rosa Valado • Kathleen Vance • Marko Velk • Ventiko • Cibele Vieira • Don Voisine • Zak Vreeland • Louisa Waber • Sarah Walker • Lesley Wamsley • Deborah Wasserman • Larry Webb • Jason Webb • Tenesh Webber • Matthew Willet • Glenn Wonsettler • Cate Woodruff • Kelly Worman • Matt Wycoff • Etty Yaniv • Hai Yao • Yuliya Yasenetska • David Yawman • Max Yawney • King Yan Fina Yeung • Mie Yim • Mika Yokobori • Daniel Zeller • Paul Zepeda • Carleen Zimbalatti • Brenda Zlamany
Meryl Meisler is a photo-based artist. She has received fellowships/grants from New York Foundation from the Arts, Puffin Foundation, Time Warner, Artists Space, CETA, China Institute and Japan Society. She’s exhibited her work at the Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, Dia Center NYC, MASS MoCA, and The Whitney and in public spaces such as Grand Central Terminal and throughout the NYC subway system. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Library of Congress, Islip Art Museum, American Jewish Congress, and in artist book collections of the Whitney, MOMA, Metronome, Carnegie Mellon, Chrysler Museum and the Pompidou.
Krista Saunders Scenna is an independent curator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked for the ICA in Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art and New Museum in various capacities. Scenna was a 2010-11 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow. In addition to exhibitions at BRIC, NURTUREart and Lesley Heller Workspace, her curatorial portfolio also includes site-specific exhibitions in alternative forums such The Old Stone House, Vax Moto motorcycle garage, the DUMBO Arts Festival and SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2015. Scenna also advises emerging artists as the co-founder and director of Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn – a young gallery that connects underrepresented, local artists with new art buyers.
Dexter Wimberly is an independent curator born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International (ICI). A passionate collector and supporter of the arts, he has exhibited the work of hundreds of artists in the U.S. and abroad. Wimberly maintains a critical dialogue with emerging artists throughout the world by way of his exhibitions, public programs, and lectures at galleries and public arts institutions. He has organized exhibitions and programs for Mixed Greens Gallery; Driscoll Babcock Galleries; 101 Exhibit; Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art; bitforms gallery; Koki Arts, Tokyo; the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA); and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; among others.
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MAKING HISTORY is sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, Mominette French Bistro, Handmade Frames, Tree Bottle Wine, RX Rayographix, Henry Wines.
Arts in Bushwick Benefit Committee
Ben Boothby a Maine native, currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1997. He then returned to Maine, where he weathered 3 winters in a primitive cabin. Later on he moved to Washington DC and enjoyed his 20’s. After a brief stint in Iceland, he moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University, where he earned his MFA in 2011. Ben now teaches for the Academy in the Online Department of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, specializing in abstract painting classes.
Stephanie Renee Casso, a fine artist, graphic designer and illustrator, was born and raised in New York. She studied Communications Design and Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology and received her AAS in 2007. After graduating she volunteered with The Neighborhood Gallery in Post-Katrina New Orleans alongside the owner, Sandra Berry for a year. Recently, SRC was in the 3 part group show ….Is This Free? at the Nurture Gallery in Bushwick. SRC was also a Bushwick Open Studios 2014 participant showing at 3RD Eye Sol Gallery. SRC is currently working on a series of mixed media collages on wood. Stephanie Renee lives and works in Bushwick, New York.
Julie Curtiss is a French artist based in Brooklyn. In 2004, she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago thanks to a Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Award for young creators. After her graduation from l’Ecole des Beaux-arts of Paris in 2006, she lived in Tokyo. Influenced by the local art scene and Japanese graphic imagery, she started a new body of works focusing on drawing. Back to France in 2008, she showed her works in various Parisian venues and art salons. In 2010 she settled in Brooklyn and was recipient of a Van Lier Fellowship from the Immigrant artist project (NYFA) in 2012.
Jessica Hargreaves grew up in London England. She has a BA in French language and literature from Liverpool University as well as a BA in Fashion and Textile Design from Central Saint Martins School of Art in London. After graduating from CSM, Hargreaves worked in fashion and illustration for companies including J Crew, Liz Claiborne, TBWA, Grey and The Martin Agency. In 2006 Hargreaves graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in fine art. She now lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Erin Hinz is a painter whose work focuses on feminism, sexual subjectivity and traditions of female representation in painting. She holds an MFA with a minor in gender studies from the University of Notre Dame and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.
Jen Hitchings is a painter and curator who’s been active in the Bushwick art scene since 2011. She was born in New Jersey and received her BFA in Painting & Drawing from SUNY Purchase. She founded Weeknights gallery in 2012 and then joined forces with Theresa Daddezio and Julian Jimarez-Howard to co-direct Associated in 2013. She has been working for Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg and has been exhibiting her work in New York and Brooklyn since 2011.
Tom Long received a BA in English and Art from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and paints in Brooklyn, and works as an art conservator in Manhattan.
Kathryn Lynch Painter: represented by Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wy, ARCLLC Fine Art, Ct and The Little Gallery, Sharon Springs, NY. Educated at William Smith College BA, University of Pennsylvania MFA and Skowhegan. Has Been invited to Yaddo, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Joya, Millay Colony and the Vermont STudio Center. Her work is in many collections: U. of Ca. Berkeley Art Museum, Microsoft, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Comcast and others. Currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Cibele Vieira is a Brazilian born American artist. Her work is in the public Collections of Ado Malagoli Museum, Rio Grande do Sul Contemporary Art Museum, both in Brazil, and the Kiyosato Museum in Japan. She has exhibited at Christopher Henry Gallery, Valentine and Frontroom Galleries in NY; at the Bienal de Fotografia de São Paulo and Ateliê 397 Gallery, both in São Paulo. Cibele won Vision Awards, Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts 2000. Her work has been featured in The Village Voice, Brooklyn Rail and Visura Magazine. Cibele Vieira’s work is currently held at Gallery Geranmayeh and Pierogi Flat Files.