Gallery Hours during June: Wednesday- Friday 12- 6pm, Saturday 12-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm. Gallery closed as of June 22nd.
In the past few years we have learned that Arts Not Fair, one should never throw stones in This House of Glass or there will be Shards, 1+1=11 is not bad math, in a city of 8 million you can be One and the Many, Brooklyn is a Different Country, no matter where you are you can still Curate NYC, and sometimes owning a gallery is a Loves, Labor, Lost.
Like the Spice Gallery first opened its doors six years ago as Like the Spice Art Studio here at 224 Roebling Street in Brooklyn. The studio’s mission was to introduce to Williamsburg a type of community center whose focus was primarily on the understanding, exhibiting, and creating of art. Offering classes to the general public, monthly group exhibitions, lectures, and artist dinners, Like the Spice Art Studio quickly became a hub for young, aspiring, and emerging artists.
At the end of 2007, after a year of being open, Marisa Sage decided to shift the focus from project space to full time gallery, curating solo and group exhibitions that encouraged Like the Spice artists to push their own limits and find new directions in their work. Over time, LTS flourished into an internationally recognized emerging contemporary art gallery. Like the Spice’s history has been an exciting one with sold out exhibitions, show-reviews published in a plethora of magazines, blogs, and newspapers, our exhibitions traveling from Williamsburg to London then beyond, and our ever expanding participation in international art fairs.
As of June 22nd, 2012, Like the Spice Gallery will be leaving the constraints of 224 Roebling St. to expand into numerous locations, shows, and events throughout the United States and abroad. As we look for a new location we will continue to maintain our website, blog, and monthly newsletters that will keep all abreast of what is next to come for Like the Spice Gallery. In the works already is a tremendous group exhibition at the 92YTribeca, artist studio tours in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013, pop up exhibitions across the world (locations to be announced summer 2012), and various independent projects by Like the Spice Gallery artists.
“224: A Group Exhibition,” will be the final show at our current address. This celebratory group exhibition will feature all new work by Jenny Morgan, Eric LoPresti, Allison Edge, Brian LaRossa, Allie Rex, Reuben Negron, Treasure Frey, Gieves Anderson, Jessica Stoller, Chino Amobi, and Jason Bryant. It is a look back at the past as we look toward the future of Like the Spice Gallery.