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January 16, 2021
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Recession Art Show

By Alexandra Glorioso
Morning Drawing: acrylic and pen on cl2y-coated paper, 6″ x 7
Photo Courtesy of Artist Gabriela Vainsencher

Through Saturday, May 7: Installation, video, photography, painting and drawing–lots of cool stuff to look at right now at Invisible Dog Gallery on Bergen, near Smith, including a video piece that explores suburban motherhood, and a very cool audio piece where Detroiters talk about their town. There’s also a little art sale going on with affordable and whimsical pieces, as part of the Recession Art show.

In Irrational Exuberance: A Recession Art Show, artists examine seemingly rational systems of mass belief or delusion. An operational automaton built by Holly Streekstra revives the spirit of coin-operated peepshow entertainment, allowing visitors to look through a peephole and see a tiny saw cut a U.S. dollar in half.

Recession Art is a New York City organization that exhibits emerging artists, and provides art for reasonable prices. Irrational Exuberance features printmaking, installation, drawing, painting, photography, performance and sculpture from an international group of artists.  An installation of 101 meticulously drawn telescopes by Paloma Crousillat contrasts religion and spirituality against science and politics, while an installation of 275 rainbow-colored replacement toilet flush levers by Sam Keller solicits a connection with the banal.

Best Day Ever!, Danny Ghitis

The Ladies’ Auxiliary, a maternal organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the homely aesthetic, will present work resulting from professional training in the functionless arts. Alma Leiva installs cells in the gallery basement for her Celdas series, bringing outdoor activities inside imaginary Central American spaces to address the problem of violence in Central America and the voluntary reclusion to which citizens have subjected themselves.

Curated by Bradley Bailey, Irrational Exuberance features work by Paloma Crousillat, Tate Foley, Nikita Gale, Danny Ghitis, James Gillispie, Ani Katz, Sam Keller, Ely Kim, Conrad Kofron, The Ladies’ Auxiliary, Alma Leiva, Azusa Murakami, David Needleman, Johanna Povirk-Znoy, Jay Peter Salvas, Holly Streekstra, Gabriela Vainsencher, and Anusha Venkataraman.

Guest Curator Bailey is an art historian who specializes in the economics of contemporary art. Originally from Kansas City, he is a PhD candidate in the History of Art at Yale University, where he earned his BA, MA and MPhil. In 2010, he received his MBA from the Yale School of Management.

April 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: VIP Reception

April 30, 6 p.m. to Midnight: OPENING

May 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Hot Movie Night 3: Emerging Filmmakers Screening

May 7, 9 p.m.: Closing Dance Party with DJ Zach Seely

The Invisible Dog:

51 Bergen Street (between Smith and Court Street, Cobble Hill (click for map))



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