Curbs & Stoops is pleased to announce the grand opening of Curb & Stoops: Brooklyn with an interdisciplinary art event open to the public. Join us for an evening of art, music and conversation.
Open Studios: Ashley Zelinskie, Brian Maller, Sebastian Vallejo
Participating artists include: Angel Otero, Ashley Zelinskie, ebastian Vallejo, Brian Maller, Brian Matthew, Christopher Rivera, Hector Arce, Jason Mones, Jeffrey Pena, Jonathan Chapline, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Pep Williams, Hector Hernandez, Maya Eliya Stein, Rachel LaBine,
Participating collectives: Lapiztola Collective, Super Pop Collective , and UR New York Collective.
Curbs and Stoops: Brooklyn is a 12,000 square foot progressive cultural center designed to promote community through art. We are working quickly to develop the many facets of the physical space which we hope resembles the diversity and excitement of our interactive presence. Once completed the facilities will house artists studios, a residency program, exhibition spaces, and our art accessibility think tank that will continue to produce the Curbs & Stoops blog and curated publication. Friday’s event will include five exhibitions, three open studios and a party all designed to highlight the range and caliber of artists we will be collaborating with.
With Curbs and Stoops: Brooklyn we hope to build a inviting, interactive destination for visitors from around the world seeking to explore the growing art community of Bushwick. At Friday’s event we will have information about upcoming projects in the works for the interior space, as well as the community at large, including an installation from famed street muralist Jorge Rodriquez Gerada and our very own curated mural wall on the building’s facade, set to kick off with a mural by our good friend Chor Boogie in April! Far more than a gallery and studio, the space will serve as a vehicle of collaboration for artist, activist and audience alike.
In this spirit it seems fitting that our opening is taking place during Norte Maar’s well loved bi-annual Bushwick art party, Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late. Part art walk, part pub crawl, Beat Nite encourages an accessible and informal introduction to the neighborhood’s vibrant art community. This month’s episode of Beat Nite is sponsored by Hyperallergic, and will feature shows at local spaces English Kills, Centotto, Fortress to Solitude, Famous Accounts, and re-installation by Austin Thomas of the apartment gallery that started it all, Norte Maar.
Come and enjoy beverages sponsored by Dogfish Head and music with DJ Grimmace.