Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Two shows in Pocket Utopia's neighborhood

Opening out in Bushwick; one this Saturday and one next...the Laundromat Gallery and at Privateer! Below are the details. Very exciting!!

Laundromat Gallery 238 Melrose Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Please join us on October 18th for Brooklyn-based artist R.J. Gallardo's first exhibition at the Laundromat Gallery. The artist will present a new installation exploring themes of adventure, calamity and survival entitled "Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home. Chapter 2."

R.J. Gallardo grew up in Colorado. He has studied Painting, Graphic Design and Sculpture, and received his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia PA. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York.

And go to Privateer!

Location: 476 Jefferson Street, Ste. 211 Brooklyn, NY 11237

Opening reception Saturday, October 11, 7-9pm

Strangers: October 11 thru November 8. This first exhibition is a collection of unconventional portraits from 8 artists, with works from Jorge Julian Aristizabal, Rico Gatson, Jayson Keeling, Lynn Palewicz, Ryan Roth, Jose Ruiz, Julie Weitz, and Fred Wilson.

Strangers is a room of characters, as diverse as the artists who present them. Each of these characters are hidden or hiding. Veiled by masks, shadows and ornament, these elusive subjects are defined by the clues they reveal. Each stands side by side in an exhibition that uses the notion of "strangers" to affirm the role of the gallery. Many of these artists have never met, and do not know each other's work. This show, and the gallery in general are here to bring artists together, to draw links between diverse practices, and to provide a site where ideas can be shared.

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