ex•hib•it – noun – document or material object produced and identified in court or before an examiner for use as evidence (via Merriam-Webster)
Calico, a new art venue in Greenpoint fronted by neighborhood artist, Scott Chasse, presents its case: art galleries are still relevant, they’re just different now. “Exhibit B” is the second of two inaugural group shows at the modestly sized space located within the historic Greenpoint Terminal warehouse building. The evidence, in the form of dual launch-party group shows “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit B”, aims to prove that elements of traditional gallery presentation combined with a DIY approach can commingle to create thoughtful, marketable exhibits while promoting notions of interaction and community.
As technology continues to be a game changer in virtually every aspect of life, basic one-on-one human interaction remains irreplaceable. Chasse, a working artist and arts organizer for the past 10 years, has learned that creating, presenting, viewing, understanding, and appreciating artworks are evolving concepts and we live in a time of full of unchartered territory jumbled with time-honored traditions.
Calico, referring to the type of cat known for its medley of colors, will present a wide range of emerging and established artists and will draw from Chasse’s various experiences as both artist and presenter. The space and the exhibits featured within it will not be strictly DIY nor “white cube”, but rather a deliberate mix of elements from both. Fellow artists from New York and beyond are represented in both inaugural group shows, setting the stage for the smaller, more focused exhibits to come.
“Exhibit B” includes works by: Elana Adler, Lisa Bauer, Eric Lee Bowman, El Celso, Corey Corcoran, Thomas Dupere, Pat Falco, Kyle Garnett, Shepherd Gilhooly, Kenichi Hoshine, Vanessa Irzyk, Chris Mottalini, Kate Nielsen, Damion Silver, Hannah Lamar Simmons, Chris Smith, and Charles Wilkin