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Between Neighbors
552 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York (NY) 11225


October 13th, 2011 - October 13th, 2011
 
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Beginning a month-long celebration of the arts at a pop up venue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens,

Between Neighbors is an interactive art show that reflects on social boundaries in a multicultural

neighborhood.

A series of paintings by local artist Brian Fernandes-Halloran explores the distance between

himself and his neighbors of different social groups. "When I began painting my neighbors from

memory, it became clear that I barely saw many of them as we politely brushed by each other on

the street or in the corner store," states Mr. Halloran. "The paintings capture subtleties of daily

interactions but hint at a deeper psychological distance amongst residents of an area undergoing

gentrification."

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association (PLGNA) board member Dynishal

Gross explains, "When Brian approached us about the pop up art gallery, we loved the idea

of displaying his paintings in the neighborhood that inspired him. We are excited about the

possibilities of conversation and sharing of perspectives that the show will create."

Accompanying Halloran’s paintings are participatory art pieces in which visitors are invited to

share their experiences and artistic talents. A recording booth will facilitate a dialouge that will

develop through the span of the two-week show.

"The exhibition proposes that the differences expressed in Between Neighbors illustrate and give

reason for us to say more to each other rather than less," says Halloran. "It will be exciting to see

what develops from this opportunity to express ourselves across cultural lines. Please come and

take part!"

The Between Neighbors exhibition will be held at 552 Flatbush Avenue from October 13-24

from 2 to 8pm.


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