NO LONGER EMPTY EXHIBITION{1}

LAST DAYS / CLOSING DAY NOVEMBER 22th

The latest group exhibition produced by No Longer Empty,”The Invisible Dog” is a show “out of nothing” in a warmly decrepit out-of-use belt factory on Bergen Street in Brooklyn.

Following the tails of the Improv Everywhere stunt last week, the show presents a multitude of site-specific works reflecting both the history of the space and the profound beauty of the Invisible Dog.   A rift on the 70’s gag, it’s a void object waiting for creative minds and hands to bring it to life.

No Longer Empty
October  3rd –November 22th, 2009
Thursday & Friday 2-8pm
Saturday & Sunday noon-8pm

Here in the factory, artists grabbed the many trimmings, reels of fabric, leather and other materials and transformed them into something new.   The artist duo Steven and William created a “chandelier” of abandoned belt buckles.  Guerra del la Paz amassed tons of discarded clothing, one color at a time.  Here, la Paz’s “trashy” tribute becomes an imposing, yurt-shaped spectral prism.  In the neighborhood spirit, Tom Sanford brings Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn”– which takes place on this block, to life via a fantastic, larger than life mural.  Even the freight elevator is transformed: here, Giuseppe Stampone takes us on a trip from Hell to Heaven al Dante.

Participating Artists: Thomas Bell, Ryan Brennan, Amanda Browder, Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner & Phil Harder, Gina Czarnecki, Jeanette Doyle, Steve DeFrank, Richard Garet, Guerra de la Paz (Alain Guerra & Neraldo de la Paz), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Giles Lyon, Sara Modiano, Miguel Palma, José Parlá, Rey Parlá, Ian Rawlinson & Nick Crowe, Tom Sanford, Keith Schweitzer, Francesco Simeti, Alfred Steiner, Giuseppe Stampone.

NO LONGER EMPTY transforms empty storefronts into temporary public art exhibitions. Under the curatorial leadership from Manon Slome and Asher Remy-Toledo, the project was conceived to encourage an artistic response to our present economic condition and the effect on both the urban landscape and the national psyche. The numerous vacated buildings in New York City provide an opportunity for artists to revitalize these spaces inside and around with thoughtful, sustainable art installations. “We see an opportunity here to create something positive from the current climate. Art can thrive in this environment and lead the way towards creative ways of thinking and dealing with these changes.”
No Longer Empty
October  3rd – November 22th, 2009
Thursday & Friday 2-8pm
Saturday & Sunday noon-8pm
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