Fred Gutzeit, Otter Fall 14P, 2007. Courtesy of Pocket Utopia.
A selection of artists from the esteemed Pierogi Flatfile:
Hilder Asgeirsdottir Jonsson Clement Bagot Claudia Barthoi Lee Boroson Bethany Bristow David Brody Tamar Cohen Guy Corriero Peggy Cyphers Kate Drendel Miriam Dym Bruce Edelstein clyde forth Manfred Fuchs Bill Gerhard Fred Gutzeit Michelle Ha Theresa Hackett Michelle Marozik Mike Miga Team Lump Mika Yokobori
Pocket Utopia is pleased to begin its inaugural season with a selection of artists from the esteemed Pierogi Flatfile. Although there might be a Pierogi Show part 2 next year, this year Pocket Utopia opens the file and presents 20 artists and their various styles, all works on paper, and one site specific installation.
As an artist-run space, Pocket Utopia wanted to pay homage to a pioneer of artist-run spaces in Brooklyn, Joe Amrhein. The Pierogi Flatfile, which now holds art from over 900 artists, also started by showing 20 artists in 1994 at Four Walls, another artist-run space. Pierogi is very much the same place as it was 13 years ago and it is also a very different place in an aggressive contemporary art world. Joe knows all 900 artists. I am presenting a pocket of Pierogi for us to get to know anew (a different 20), at a new artist-run space doing things in a very similar vein in a similar neighborhood, Bushwick, filled with artists. We serve egg rolls, not pierogies.
Pocket Utopia is an away-from center, off-center, exhibition, salon and social space run by artist Austin Thomas. Please also join us for a discussion with the artists on Wednesday night, September 26th, 6:00pm.