August 12, 2010

Soloway: new exhibition space in East Williamsburg




Artists Annette Wehrhahn, Pat Palermo, Munro Galloway, and Paul Branca, are opening Soloway in the old Soloway Plumbing and Heating storefront on S. 4th in East Williamsburg. Their first exhibition, "Parts & Labor," which opens this Sunday, August 15th, will feature a broad range of artists' multiples and editions contributed by Bryan Baker, Glen Baldridge, Jane Benson, Megan Biddle, Sari Carel, Jessica Dickinson, Rochelle Feinstein, Munro Galloway, Marc Handelman, Joshua Hart, Corin Hewitt, Jungil Hong, Fabienne Lasserre, Pam Lins, Becka McKay, Ohad Meromi, Jenny Nichols, Melissa Oresky, Pat Palermo, Dushko Petrovich, Joseph Protheroe, Halsey Rodman, Jessie Stead, Mike Stickrod, Woody Sullender, Joshua Thorson, Jo-ey Tang, Margaret and Mary Weatherford, Annette Wehrhahn, Alex Weinstein, Ry Wharton, Mike Wodkowski.

"Annette was living upstairs in a temporary sublet and saw the storefront space first. She got in touch with Munro, Pat and Paul. Inside, the walls were covered with wood veneer, the floor with linoleum and the ceiling had been dropped down and filled in with panels of particle board. We started planning the gallery. We talked to friends and decided to have the first show in the raw storefront space before beginning renovation, a show of art in multiples. Other artists offered to help and loaned us their time and tools. Munro asked Halsey Rodman to collaborate on the design and construction of a display cabinet for the artworks using left-over building materials we took out of the back apartment, storage area and walls. The cabinet evolved into an artwork. Artists, musicians, designers, printers, book-makers loaned us their work for the first show..." (via AT World)
  
In addition, on Thursday nights through the beginning of October, Soloway will feature a film program in their backyard. The full film schedule is available at their Facebook Wall, and details of artist-curated programming will be rolling out in the coming weeks.

"Parts & Labor," Soloway, Brooklyn, NY. Opening reception, Sunday, August 15, 3-6 pm, followed by a barbeque in the backyard.
 

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