Endangered Monkeys and the Legacy of the Vietnam War at Ground Floor Gallery
The artist’s exhibition, on view through March 26, centers on an endangered species of monkeys in Vietnam and a US military document from 1969. MORE HERE.
“MARKED URGENT: an Exhibition in Defense of Free Press” FEBRUARY 24 – 26TH, 2017
ICYMI: Due to the popularity of this exhibition, we’ve created an online album of available art works for #FreePress HERE.
Ground Floor Gallery
“Marked Urgent” – An Exhibition in Defense of Free Press
February 24 – February 26, 2017
Opening Reception: February 24th, 6 – 8:30pm
A Portion of the Proceeds Supports the Committee to Protect Journalists
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Since November 9th, 2016, it has not been “business as usual,” here at Ground Floor Gallery. Like many of you, we have been deeply affected by our current political climate and are even more committed to our mission of connecting emerging, underrepresented artists to new audiences. Now, we are also committed to using our platform to support organizations that protect our precious and hard won civil liberties & civil rights.
We have been closely following the current administration’s dismissive treatment of one of our most powerful constitutional rights: freedom of expression as protected by the First Amendment, namely, free press and the recent attempts to silence and delegitimize their voice. Branded as “the opposition party” and purveyors of “fake news”, the media has been aggressively undermined by the Trump administration in an attempt to minimize their credibility and influence over the American public. Now, more than ever, we need to empower journalists to hold our government accountable and to provide us with the facts we need to remain informed and involved citizens.
As passionate arts professionals vested in critical thought & freedom of expression, we feel compelled to respond. We invited artists to submit work on paper associated with any and all types of correspondence and communication: we’re talking letterhead, post-its, envelopes, postcards, memos, newsprint, legal pads, posters, book pages, etc. Be creative but keep it old school (we all need a break from Facebook every now and again)!
Their content did not have to be overtly political! The medium is the message.
Each original artwork is priced at $75. $25 from each sale will support the Committee to Protect Journalists, “an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide” and defends “the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.” More info: cpj.org / @pressfreedom
IMAGE: “Editorializing” series. Artist Spencer Merolla.
Mari Renwick Cox
Matthew Scott Gualco
AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US PRESENTS DRUMS ON PAPER III
Meet Our Artists-in-Residence, Alexa Williams + Crystal Gregory!
In PHASES, artists Alexa Williams & Crystal Gregory will use Ground Floor Gallery as a performative platform for their new, collaborative project which leverages the architecture of the gallery to support a site-specific, floor-to-ceiling loom, dyed with turmeric. Powdered graphite and white sand will be used to cast the woven textile in concrete.
The final pieces will hang on the gallery walls, completing the arc of their residency together.
Phase 1: DRESSING THE LOOM: hundreds of cotton strands stretching from the gallery’s floor to ceiling
Phase 2: DYEING: onsite solar dyeing in turmeric baths
Phase 3: WEAVING: site specific spatial weaving
Phase 4: CASTING: imbedding the woven textile into a poured concrete picture plane
Thursday, August 25, 6-8pm: The Opening (the installation of the 8ft X 8ft loom)
September 11, 4-6pm: Closing Party: (The finished pieces hanging in a traditional gallery format)
Open Call: #newcollectorbk: The Print Edition
We love prints and so do our new art buyers!
This summer, we’re excited to curate a show exclusively featuring your limited edition prints of all types (lithographs, woodblock, linocuts, etchings, monotypes, etc.)
Sorry, no photography this time around. We’re accepting framed works that are ready-to-hang and reinforced, ready-to-display unframed works for our flat files!
-Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an image for each piece you wish to submit. Email subject must be: Summer Print Submission.
-Images must be less than 5 lb and labeled with your name, i.e. JohnSmith_Print.jpeg
-Include an image list in the BODY OF YOUR EMAIL that includes: your name, title, material, size, year, and price. -Also include your one paragraph bio in the body of your email.
-Lastly, please include your Paypal transaction number for your $5 submission fee.
Submission Deadline: FRIDAY JUNE, 24TH
We will inform you of your application status the week of June 27th.
–Install: Tues. 7.12.16 Opening Reception: Wed. 7.13.16 Closing Reception: Thurs. 8.11.16
–Deinstall: 8.12-8.14 during gallery hours.
*IMPORTANT: You must be present for the installation and deinstallation or have someone here in your stead.
PAY SUBMISSION FEE HERE. If this link does not work, simply send your payment to email@example.com:
Visit us at BKLYN DESIGNS, May 6 – 8th! Booth 29
Mini-Matisse B.Y.O.A. (Art!) Weekend – May 7 th – 8th
WHO: Park Slope’s only commercial art gallery, Ground Floor Gallery, connects new art buyers with local, emerging artists through curated exhibitions and events. AND Private Picassos: our artmaking partners who provide custom art lessons and activities throughout the Tri-State area and at their Art Studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Their program improves kids’ verbal and visual vocabularies and helps them discover new and exciting art techniques. We invite Brooklyn-based families to enjoy a weekend of art close to home! WHAT: Ground Floor Gallery, has teamed up with the dynamic art studio for kids, Private Picassos, for this year’s Mini–Matisse Weekend! 1) Drop by Private Picassos to have your child make their one-of-a-kind masterpiece and then B.Y.O.A. (Bring Your Own Artwork!) toGround Floor Gallery, a few blocks away, to hang it on our gallery wall, snap a photo, and leave with a Mini–Matisse goody bag with treats from Artists & Craftsman and Nunu Chocolates! 2) Original and affordable artwork by moms in our artist network will also be on view as part of the Mother’s Day festivities! WHEN: Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8, 10am – 4pm
Press for our Co-Director, Krista Saunders Scenna’s SPRING / BREAK Exhibition!
By: Jillian Steinhauer for Hyperallergic
Photo: Jillian Steinhauer for Hyperallergic
The Art F City Survival Guide to the 2016 Armory Art Fairs
Save the Dates! March 1 – 7, 2016
Ground Floor Gallery, Co-Owner, Krista Saunders Scenna, has been selected as a curator for SPRING / BREAK Art Fair during Armory Arts Week!
A Renewed Repudiation of Time
Patrick Scheid Guest Curator Kimberly Marrero A durational performance piece, coupled with a photographic installation, stemming from the ever illusiveness of time and the preoccupation of time as a recurring exploration for poets, philosophers and artists throughout history. On January 9th, 2016 beginning at sunrise the artist will occupy the gallery for a full 24-hour period in an uninterrupted performance piece lasting until first light on the following day. During this time Mr. Scheid will interact with a single vintage clock amidst images of reproductions of clock faces, which will line the gallery walls. The images representing time-pieces of varying shapes, origins and sizes, from early ancient clocks to contemporary. Each clock is time-fixed at a different hour and positioned in chronological order based on a 24-hour cycle, referencing the prevalence of time throughout history, Visitors will be completely enveloped in moments of time; a real time performance and objects of suspended time, navigating somewhere in between. Spectators may spend as long as they like in the performance. This exhibition offers a half-glimpse at the “ecstasy and possible suggestion of eternity with which that night was not parsimonious”, as Borges wrote, if only for a few precious moments. Opening: Friday January 8th, from 4-6 Performance (24 hrs): Saturday the 9th, beginning at sunrise (7ish) and continuing until sunrise the next day.
NY1 Recommends #newcollectorbk / Gifts by Artists
CUSTOM CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS BY ARTIST AKI KANO
Meet the artist and discuss your order in person at the gallery or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take it from there!
#newcollectorbk – Gifts by Artists – OPEN CALL
Gifts by Artists for the Holidays This winter, we are launching #newcollectorbk, a blog expressly for new art buyers, which will feature new collector interviews and emerging artists in our network. We are pleased to announce an open call for our blog launch holiday party #newcollectorbk – Gifts by Artists! We are looking for small, original works that will be sold as gifts for under $100. We look forward to connecting you all with new art lovers this holiday season! Submission guidelines:
- Name, email and phone number
- 1 – 4 images of your submission (no more than 3MB each) with title, date, materials, year, and price of the work. Artists may submit multiple pieces.
- There is a $5 submission fee. Please pay here and include your PayPal transaction ID in your email submission:
- Please email all of the above to email@example.com.
Submission Deadline: November 1st Artists will be notified by November 8th. Art Drop-off + Installation: Monday, November 16 – Tuesday, November 17 #newcollectorbk Holiday Party: Thursday, November 19, 6 – 9pm No phone calls please. We look forward to seeing your submissions!
October at Ground Floor Gallery
Save the Date: Beat Nite Gowanus
Friday, October 16, 6 -10pm Our “Made in Gowanus” exhibition opening + music by Moore & Sons + specialty cocktails! Artists: Natalie Adgnot, Ai Campbell, Veronique Gambier, Sara Jones & Sui Park.
Gowanus Open Studios Tour
Join us as we go behind-the-scenes to 5 – 7 different artist studios. Meet the artists of the vibrant creative community in Gowanus, see work in progress or buy a piece straight from the studio! Saturday, October 17, 12 – 2:30pm $15 RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15 *Artwork: Ai Campbell
Recent Press for “You’ve Got Mail!”
Visit us this weekend or at next Thursday night’s closing reception from 6 – 8pm! The show officially closes on Sunday, August 16.
Artist Veronique Gambier at RES Brooklyn
WHAT: Ground Floor Gallery, Park Slope’s only commercial art gallery, has teamed up with RES Brooklyn, 5th Avenue’s newest boutique real estate firm, to launch, “Artist in RES,” a new exhibition program celebrating local artists. We’re kicking off “Artist in RES” with a cocktail reception and artist salon featuring Gowanus-based artist, Veronique Gambier, and her new solo exhibition at the RES Brooklyn office! WHEN: Wednesday, July 8, 6 – 8pm WHERE: RES Brooklyn, 291 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY ***Meet the artist over cocktails and conversation!*** Please RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday, July 7.
OPEN CALL: “YOU’VE GOT MAIL” SUMMER SHOW – Deadline Extended to Friday, July 17
NO phone calls please. Reach us @groundfloorbk on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram if you have inquiries. All work must be sized 4″ x 6″ (or up to 5″ x 7″ if framed) Only ONE submission per artist You must have your name, email and phone number legibly written on the back. All work will be priced at $50. The gallery receives 50% commission. 10% of every sale will benefit Arts Gowanus (from gallery commission). The show will run from July 22 – August 16, 2015. Opening reception will be Wednesday, July 22, 6-8:30pm. DO NOT drop off or email submissions. ALL work must be mailed to the Ground Floor Gallery PO BOX between May 28 – July 17, 2015: PO Box 150-599 Brooklyn, NY 11215 If you’d like your (unsold) work returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
B.Y.O.D. – Bring Your Own Drawing to our Mini-Matisse Pop-up Show! EXTENDED
Visit our Co-Director, Krista Saunders Scenna, at SPRING / BREAK Art Show!
Independent curator and Ground Floor Gallery Co-Director, Krista Saunders Scenna, is curating the original, site-specific exhibition, “A Chorus of Objects,” for this year’s SPRING / BREAK Art Show! The “curator-driven art fair” of Armory Arts Week, SPRING / BREAK Art Show has already emerged as a favorite destination during one of the most exciting weeks for contemporary art in New York City. Visit springbreakartshow.com for more information and see you at booth 4017!
Our amNewYork “Wonderland” Holiday Show Feature!
“In Brooklyn, collecting art does not have to mean breaking the bank.” Precisely. Read writer Sarah Allam’s feature here!
“Gowanus Wild” Extended + 2nd Walking Tour Added!
Due to the popularity of artist Miska Draskoczy’s “Gowanus Wild” photography series depicting nature and wilderness in the industrial landscape of Gowanus, we have extended the exhibition to Sunday, November 16! We have also added a second free walking tour on November 16, 5 – 7pm as the November 9th tour is at capacity. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. First come, first served!
“Gowanus Wild” Featured in Time Out New York!
Read the full article here: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/photographer-takes-on-walk-on-the-wild-side-in-gowanus
Artist Studio Tour + Lunch for New Collectors!
“Staycation” Featured in ARTNET!
All the works are strong, but McCormack’s huge meta-map is what makes this show a must-visit during your New York City summer staycation. —Benjamin Sutton Read the rest of the review here and then come see for yourself!
Welcome the 5th Avenue BID!
The Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is our new community business partner. They’ll be working out of our space Monday – Friday so drop in and say hi next time you’re on “the Other 5th Avenue.” To help crown their new move, the BID interviewed us about Ground Floor past, present and future. Check out our interview, here! And congratulations to designer Ashley Bryant, who won the 5th Ave. BID logo design contest! Thanks for making us all look so good, Ashley!