INAUGURAL EXHIBITION: INDEPENDENCE
Curated by Elle Burchill and Andrea Monti
SEPTEMBER 18TH – OCTOBER 18TH
Opening Reception: Sept 18th 6-9pm
Live performances at 6pm
MICROSCOPE Gallery opens its doors in an old carburetor shop near Freedom Triangle in Bushwick on September 18th. One of the only galleries in the world dedicated to film, video, sound and other time-based art MICROSCOPE launches its inaugural exhibition Indepedence, with a group show of emerging and established artists including the pioneers and heroes of the New York underground.
Independent – from theory, accepted technique, prevailing politics, economic considerations, or even equipment; working with film, video, or sound; and based in New York, this describes the 11 very diﬀerent artists we present in our inaugural month-long exhibition at MICROSCOPE Gallery, opening September 18th. It is the spirit of innovation and uncompromising vision that we celebrate.
The artists, some of whom have been working for 2 and 3 generations, just do what they do, year-after-year without concern for current trends or schools of thought, and in spite of the inevitable obstacles that arise. Such concentrated focus often leads to new possibilities and it is not surprising that each artist also works in other mediums including sculpture, collage, print and performance.
Independence oﬀers the rare chance to see the range of these artists works on display side-by-side.