Sunday, December 21, 2014

Contemporary Art: A Gallery Walk In "Dumbo", Brooklyn, New York

(Drivebycuriosity) - Brooklyn is advancing. The area, one of New York City´s five boroughs, has a lot of space and relatively low rents. This attracts many artists and galleries. Some are clustering in   "Dumbo" (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), this is a neighborhood which is very fast gentrifying thanks to the proximity to Manhattan.

Recently my wife and I visited "Two Trees" (twotreesny),  a center for art galleries on the second floor of 111 Front Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn New York. We found there around a dozen of art brokers who are displaying contemporary art work. I was impressed by the high quality of the exhibited paintings & sculptures.

Here you can see my favorites from this visit. I believe that the paintings on the top of this post and also above this paragraph belong to the gallery Stephen Romano and their exhibition "Abudantia Cornia Copiae" (shishigami). These examples all are in the style of science fiction illustrations. The breast-feeding woman could belong to a post acopalyptic movie. The other paintings in this collection might offer glances into alternative universes.

I discovered this strange troika of portraits @ the gallery Porter Contemporary  (porter). They have an exhibition called "Turnstiles, Work by NYC Artists". These examples are by Amy Hill.

                                                Strength And Strange Beauty

I don´t know what this is about, but I indulge in its strength and strange beauty.

These 2 abstracts are also masterpieces.

The mysterious image above this paragraph seems also to belong to a science fiction movie.

This cupboard combines craftsmanship and imagination.

I think this sculpture speaks for itself.

Here another piece from "Turnstiles, Work by NYC Artists" @ Porter Contemporary:  "Nothing Left To Give" by Jason Bryant (oil on canvas) (porter)


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