BRASS IN POCKET
Opening reception September 13, 7 - 10pm coinciding with Greenpoint Gallery Night.
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present BRASS IN POCKET, a group exhibition featuring work by Susan Fang, Liz Linden, Lynnette Miranda, Caroline Paquita, Catherine Stack, and Tamara Waite-Santibanez, and Book swap… a collaborative project by Liz Linden and Jen Kennedy.
We approached this show with the desire to represent contemporary feminist artists working in different media with the commonality of transcending subject matter and traditional techniques in print, collage, drawing and sculpture. Instead, BRASS IN POCKET is a sampling of New York-based women artists who are doing just that, but whose work may not necessarily be described as “feminist art.”
What we discovered through this process is that it is less of a “feminist” concern to (narrowly) define this work as “feminist art.” It is more important to bring the work, the pushing of boundaries and mediums, to light. Throughout our studio visits feminist themes emerged. While often not the forefront of the artist’s subject matter, each artist still faces a sexist power structure within the art world, and within her everyday life.
The exhibition will also feature Book swap… a collaborative project by Liz Linden and Jen Kennedy. This ever-evolving feminist lending library promotes the exchange of feminist thought, critiques, and conversations, while encouraging community-based knowledge. In praxis, Book swap… allows each participant to contend with the ideas of “feminism” on their own terms, an action which is at the heart of this show. The library has previously been exhibited at DISPATCH, The Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center, the Center for Book Arts, and the Dumbo Arts Center, and morphs with each new manifestation.
BRASS IN POCKET is the eighteenth in a series of group exhibitions dedicated to providing self-publishing artists, who generally share their work through printed matter and other ephemeral media, with a platform for exhibition, experimentation and exploration outside of the printed format.
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Tuesday, 12pm-5pm.
This exhibition is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.