Brooklyn Art Studios and Yashar Gallery

Brooklyn Art Studios and Yashar Gallery
Brooklyn Art Studios is a complex of artist spaces in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, housing a growing ensemble of professional artists, designers, artisans + creatives. Our onsite exhibition space, Yashar Gallery, exclusively features the work of our artists in rotating monthly shows. We also host seasonal Open Studio events.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Artist Spotlight" Film on Painter, Cassy Giacci

Rogue Space - Chelsea and present the first in a series of “Artist Spotlight” events on Thursday, November 19th, 6pm-9pm. The Artists Spotlight series is a monthly art opening combined with documentary film screening on a New York Artist.*

“Artists Spotlight” is an initiative of documentary filmmaker and gallery owner Kevin OʼHanlon and aims to showcase the artistic process and intent behind the work on exhibit. The films allow the viewer to observe the artist in the studios…at the height of their creative process or discussing their art, and invite the viewer to make a connection with the artist.

“It is a unique and fun concept”, says OʼHanlon, “Itʼs an instant propulsion into the public eye for the artists and a departure from a traditional gallery setting. My hope is that art fans will be able to connect far more earnestly with an artistʼs work by connecting with the process of its creation. Film is a very powerful medium and I believe it will play a major role in art exhibition as the gallery struggles with news models for creating excitement and stimulating investment in art.”

The first film in the series is on Brooklyn Art Studios own; Painter, Cassy Giacci. Editor is Michelle Vargas.

What the critics are saying:The subject that is OʼHanlonʼs current passion is the artist. Located in the middle of Chelsea, the filmmaker found the rare opportunity to open a space that would allow him to connect with his subjects.Unlike many other galleries - the joining of film and art brings to focus the personal and technical development of an artist that resides behind the works, which would normally be unseen. - Fine Art Magazine.

View artwork by Cassy Giacci:

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