Cinders Gallery is an artist space located on a shady tree-lined street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. We have a gallery that is host to monthly art shows as well as other events that have included live music, readings, slide shows, and performance. There is a store section that features drawings, paintings, prints, t-shirts, artist books, zines, and other handmade goodies.
The idea for Cinders began from a desire to create a space to show art that felt more homey, warm, and inviting than the often cold and intimidating atmophere of galleries. When we realized that we were not alone and that there was quite a significant community out there who felt the same way, we were inspired to start bringing these like-minded people together under one roof. As we searched for the right location, our house literally burned down in front of us, leaving us basically homeless but also putting the requisite "fire" under our asses to quickly make it a reality. Thus "Cinders" was born. Born out of tragedy and the basic DIY tenet of: If you are unhappy with the way others are doing it, you just have to do it yourself.
We moved in to our present location in June of 2004, opened up the doors by the end of July, and have been running with it ever since, always growing and evolving and pushing it. You should come by and say hi!
Kelie Bowman and Sto