Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Space Half Empty, co-curated by James Vanderberg, Keighty Alexander and Elizabeth Grammaticas. Space Half Empty features the work of 14 Fowler artists and highlights the unique influence the collective has had on these artists and their work. From the collaborative energy that comes from working in close proximity to other artists to the unique character of the studio’s historic warehouse building, this nearly two-year-old collective has had a particular influence on each exhibiting artist’s work. Go here for more information on the artists and exhibit: http://www.fowlerartsbrooklyn.org/spaceHalfempty.html
The exhibition and reception coincide with the kickoff of Northside Art: Open Spaces, a part of the Northside Festival, which will continue through the weekend at various art spaces in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Fowler artists and studio artists throughout the building at 67 West will be participating in Northside’s open studios day on Sunday, June 17th from 12-6pm. Follow the signs and lights posted in the hallways of the building to explore the amazing work that is being done in this unique building. For more information on the weekend of events go here: http://www.northsidefestival.com/art
The past two years have seen the building at 67 West St. and the surrounding industrial landscape of the Greenpoint waterfront revitalized with new life. 67 West’s purpose has repeatedly shifted over the years, but the building’s identity has never fully transformed. Cleats that were used to braid rope so long ago are still visible on the building’s many timber pillars, and coffee beans are still found in tiny crevasses between planks of the ancient wooden floors. These remnants of the past serve as constant reminders that the building will never fully belong to its present inhabitants. It is these blips and traces of 67 West’s long lifetime that have inspired Fowler’s studio artists in Space Half Empty and that will be on view during the open studios event on Sunday. Please come visit us, explore this amazing building, and enjoy beautiful views of Manhattan across the East River!
Please join us for the opening reception of Space Half Empty on Friday, June 15th from 7-10pm. Space Half Empty will be on view from June 15 to July 15, 2012. The exhibition can be viewed on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm and by appointment.
Fowler is located in the historic Greenpoint Terminal building on the East River waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The closest subway is the Greenpoint Ave. G train stop. Our address is: 67 West Street, Unit 216, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).