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Grand Opening


The Boiler, Pierogi
191 North 14th Street, 718-599-2144
March 7 - April 19, 2009
Reception: Saturday, March 7, 8 - 11 PM
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Please join us on March 7th (8pm–1am) to celebrate the grand opening of our additional exhibition space, The Boiler, located several blocks from our current location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Pierogi will continue to operate at 177 North 9th Street, where we feature one-person exhibitions, as well as Pierogi’s Flat Files. The Boiler (191 N. 14th St.) is a more expansive space that will allow us to mount larger-scale sculpture, painting, and installation exhibitions. It is a former factory boiler room with 40-foot ceilings where we will also hold performances, screenings, readings, and other events.

The inaugural exhibition will include works by three gallery artists: Tavares Strachan, Yoon Lee, and Jonathan Schipper. We will show, for the first time in New York, an ambitious project by Strachan, “The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want (Arctic Ice Project).” The centerpiece of this installation is a 4.5 ton block of ice, brought from the arctic and kept frozen in a solar-powered glass freezer. (See attached press release for full details.) We will also show a dramatic twenty-foot painting by Yoon Lee and Jonathan Schipper’s “215 Points of View”—a 6-foot diameter sphere covered with 215 surveillance cameras and corresponding monitors—suspended from the ceiling.

While you’re there visit the Gutter—a bar and 8-lane bowling alley open until 4am—directly across the street. On view concurrently at PIEROGI (177 N. 9th St.) will be an installation by Brian Dewan (Housed) and the first US exhibition of Swedish photographer Nadja Bournonville (Part Two: Amor omnia vincit), on view through March 8th. Performance: Brian Dewan will perform live at Pierogi (177 N. 9th St.) at 9pm on March 7th. Tavares Strachan, “The distance between what we have and what we want (Arctic Ice Project)“ Left: Installation view. Right: Ice extraction Please also visit our website to view our new online Flat Files, searchable by artist, media, and other tag types. Our entire website will be re-designed soon but currently only the Flat File segment is complete. The online Flat Files will be updated on a regular basis with new artists and new art works added.
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