Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Fresh Start

Art about to happen...I love the clean white walls, well lit space. It's exhilarating.

Opening this Saturday night Kay Thomas: “Kayosities” with Elissa Levy and Björn Meyer-Ebrecht in the project space and a new print edition by Deborah Brown

exhibition dates: 10 January – 15 February 2009

OPENING, Saturday, January 10th 6:00 – 10:00 pm


1037 Flushing Avenue

[Just off the Morgan L, Bushwick]

Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 p.m. and by appointment Call: 917-400-3869

image: Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Untitled, 15 Collages I, 2007, each 10 x 15.25 inches collaged, found images with spray paint

image: Elissa Levy, Phantom 58, 11x 8.5 inches digital print (ed. of 20)

image: Kay Thomas, Flowers in blue, yellow and violet, 2008, 11x14 inches sumi-e ink on paper

Pocket Utopia is pleased to present “Kayosities,” featuring the work of Kay Thomas with Elissa Levy and Björn Meyer-Ebrecht in the project space and a new print edition by Deborah Brown. Proceeds from the sale of the print will be donated to Women in Need, providing housing, help, and hope to New York City’s women.

“Kayosities” is a tribute show to Kay Thomas. This “cabinet of curiosities,” will feature among other things; Thomas’s collection of sumi-e brushes, photographs from her glory days in Greenwich Village, several years of journals, and her classical sumi-e paintings.

Elissa Levy will present an assemblage of photographs, prints, drawings and sculpture. Using the newspaper as source material, Levy abstracts the human form, obscuring it, repeating and pairing its parts with colored tape, beads, and drawn blocks of color. Björn Meyer-Ebrecht approaches architecture, through drawing, sculpture and collage, constructing a complete composition by superimposing abstract forms and found images, in which the architecture is always reflected as both: a concrete site and ideal place.

Sharon Butler will be a resident artist from Sunday, January 11th through Sunday, January 18th. In conjunction with Ms. Butler’s residency there will be a special blogger conference and salon discussion to include: art-making, art-blogging and world-making on Sunday, January 18th at 4:00 pm.

Kevin Regan will continue as a resident artist performing his “coffee talk” on designated Saturdays (refreshments served in exchange for dialogue).

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