Art Station Pop-Up Gallery Opening Reception

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Big Gulp, 2011
Art Station Pop-Up Gallery Opening Reception
Curated by: Beth Fiore, Rachel Stekson

239 10th Ave. (at 24th St.)
New York, New York 10001
September 15th, 2011 - September 22nd, 2011
Opening: September 15th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

24 hours/day, 7 days/week
photography, digital, installation, video-art

Art Station Brings The Gallery to The Gas Station!
Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6-8pm
Featuring the work of eleven Brooklyn-based artists, this pop-up exhibition will be held at Lukoil gas station in Chelsea. During the run of the show, Lukoil will still be a fully operational gas station. Much like Brooklyn artists, who work on the periphery of Manhattan, this venue is located on the periphery of Chelsea, the central gallery district of Manhattan. These artists and their work question the relevance location has on succeeding in today’s art world.

The exhibition aims to reevaluate not only the types of space at which art can be viewed, but also the merchandising of works of art and the audience that is exposed to the artwork. In addition to the unique works presented by the artists, each individual will be creating a multiple in their respective medium, thus making art more accessible and more affordable.

Furthermore, this exhibition will promote a Kickstarter grant that is intended to create easy access to resources for Brooklyn artists. Art Station asks whether artists today require more than a studio to create their work, as many are forced to outsource because they can neither afford, nor are equipped with the tools to produce their pieces. The Kickstarter, which launches in mid-October, attempts to solve this problem on a local level by constructing a resource center in Brooklyn to provide educational assistance and tools to artists.
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