Storefront Ten Eyck is delighted to present Inhabiting Ten Eyck, a site-specific exhibition curated by Karin Bravin. The show features the work of fourteen artists whose works will spread into the gallery’s corners, crevices and rafters. This show marks the one-year anniversary of Storefront Ten Eyck, a gallery that has put roots down in the thriving artist community of East Williamsburg/Bushwick. The works were created in response to the existing architecture, and each inhabits the space differently, moving beyond the frame to climb walls, reach the ceiling and take residence. The artists in the show include: Lisa Beck, Devon Dikeou, Nathan Dilworth, Dave Eppley, Julie Evans, Ivelisse Jimenez, Beth Krebs, Rita MacDonald, Matt Miller, Elizabeth Riley, Julie Schenkelberg, Peter Soriano, Rachel Mica Weiss, and Etty Yaniv.
Rita MacDonald, Dave Eppley and Peter Soriano use the walls as their canvas, creating large-scale installations with paint, plaster, industrial tape and spray paint respectively. Lisa Beck’s freestanding constructions will bisect and reflect the gallery. Julie Schenkelberg’s combination of vintage domestic and discarded materials will inhabit a small room within the space. Julie Evans’ project blurs the line between window and wall. Corners serve as perfect hosts for Etty Yaniv, Beth Krebs and Ivelisse Jimenez’s thought-provoking installations. Matt Miller will create an outdoor work for the front of the gallery. Floor-to-ceiling works by Rachel Mica Weiss and Nathan Dilworth activate the entire space, and participatory works by Devon Dikeou and Elizabeth Riley round out the exhibition.
About the curator:
Karin Bravin is a curator with a strong interest in site-specific, public, and installational art projects. In 2006 she curated and produced eleven installations in Riverside Park. The projects were sited in unexpected places: under tunnels, on baseball backstops, in the Hudson River, and along the meandering paths. In 2009 she became consultant for the Downtown Alliance, where she selected and oversaw the production of ten art projects on construction barriers in lower Manhattan; In the Fall of 2012 she curated 19 site -specific works at Lehman College for a show entitled Space Invaders. Bravin is looking forward to curating for an upcoming issue of Zing Magazine.
In addition to her curatorial work, Bravin is partner in Bravinlee programs, a gallery that has an exhibition program as well as public art, edition, and artist book programs. Bravin received her BA in art history from Dartmouth College.