Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Studios Available at BAS!


Become part of the growing creative community of Brooklyn Art Studios!

Join painters, sculptors, architects, photographers, textile designers, graphic designers, jewelers, film makers, video artists, installation artists, fashion designers, accessory designers, art restoration, printers, costume designers, writers...

Amenities include: heat, air conditioning, wifi, overhead lighting, ceiling fans, lobby/lounge, kitchenette/breakroom, 14 ft ceilings, utility room with slop sink & supplies, mens/womens restrooms, common area cleaning weekly, mail boxes, package delivery, bike racks on site, Gallery for resident artists, dirty/building space, Open Studios, 24 hr access, 24 hr security on site, large walls separating spaces for privacy.

Prices range from $250+. We also have spaces available in our 3rd floor studios & private spaces available starting at $550 open on our ground floor studios.

Call or e-mail for more information & to view. 718-913-2832 or 718-313-5379.

Book your space for Jan 2012 move in. Receive your FIRST MONTH FREE

Sunday, November 6, 2011

PASTORALES CARNIVALES on View at Yashar Gallery


November 11 through November 19, with special events scheduled

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Paintings and Sketches by Jessie T. Kressen

Concrete Fever (Limited Run First Edition) by Nathaniel Kressen

Jessie T. Kressen's series Pastorales Carnivales will be on display at Yashar Gallery starting 11/11, which will also mark the release of Nathaniel Kressen's debut novel Concrete Fever. Artwork will be on display during events and open gallery hours, and novel readings at each event.


Friday, November 11, 7:00 pm.

Readings at 9:11 pm and 11:11 pm.


Monday November 14, 7:00 pm.

Readings at 9:11 pm and 11:11 pm.


Saturday, November 19, 7:00 pm.

"B-side" Readings at 9:11 pm and 11:11 pm.


November 12 through November 19.

Weeknights 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Weekends 1:00 - 7:00 pm.

Doors open for evening events at 7:00 pm.

Yashar Gallery (276 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dustin Klare "Somewhere Like This" at Yashar Gallery

"Fountain Square" (detail), oil/canvas, 48inx 60in, 2011

Dustin Klare

“Somewhere Like This”

Art Exhibition at the Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn

October 7 – 29, 2011

The Yashar Gallery is thrilled to present new work by Dustin Klare. The solo show, “Somewhere Like This”, unveils labor-intensive paintings, drawings, and photos from the artist. Klare has exhibited around the country and is an Adjunct Professor of Art at two universities in New York.

The artist claims that the life force, energy, and motion of an urban environment and its public spaces are striking, powerful, and often beautiful. Such spaces are filled with diverse peoples, co-existing and moving through the urbanscape with a rhythm and harmony akin to a choreographed dance. No matter what their background, each character in this performance plays a vital role in fueling the living, breathing, and pulsating city.

Be it through painting or other media, Klare often attempts to depict these characters as they navigate the urban landscape. The figures in his work do not always adhere to realistic conventions, but rather they often possess elongated, exaggerated, cartoonish features, and contort their bodies into complex yet lyrical poses. This stylized approach allows him to further explore an idealistic equality amongst the figures, a quality that is seldom experienced in settings other than a diverse, public, urban space. He also frequently uses bright color schemes and patterns in the work, amplifying their energy while also reflecting the various textures, surfaces, and fabrics of a crowded urban scene. Each character is unique, but the dense patterns and elaborate layering can begin to blur the edges where one person’s body ends and another begins.

This vibrant and energetic show opens on Friday, October 7th with a public reception from 6-9pm. The exhibition will remain on view through October 29th. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 12-4pm or by appointment.

Yashar Gallery
276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg. 8, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Monday, September 19, 2011

Miscommunications...Closing Reception, Friday Sept. 23rd

Mixed-media paintings and sculpture by Carla E. Reyes.


Friday, September 23rd, 6:30pm-9:30pm

On View: Thursday, September 1st – Wednesday, September 28th

Viewing Hours: Wednesdays, 10-3pm
Or by appointment – 718.801.2809 /

Learn more about Miscommunications

View artwork by Carla E. Reyes:

Yashar Gallery
276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg. 8, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Monday, August 8, 2011

Coming soon to Yashar Gallery...

Miscommunications: Mixed Messages, acrylic and mixed-media on canvas, 24in x 24in, (c) 2009 Carla E. Reyes

Miscommunications...and other mixed-media musings

Mixed-media paintings and sculpture by Carla E. Reyes.

On View: Thursday, September 1st - Wednesday, September 28th

Viewing Hours: Wednesdays, 10-3pm
Or by appointment - 718.801.2809 /

Learn more about Miscommunications

View artwork by Carla E. Reyes:

Yashar Gallery
276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg. 8, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nathaniel Kressen's Adopting Skins

Adopting Skins
is a dark comedy that follows a not-so-promising theater troupe as they rehearse their way to production and achieve unexpected transformation. The Relevance Group's first film features the acting talents of Krystel Bua, Jenna Ciralli, Nic Grelli, Marc Sinoway, and Lori Wells; the sure-handed direction of Kathy Lindboe (NoNames); and the quasi-autobiographical writing of Nathaniel Kressen.

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Adopting Skins, will be produced by The Relevance Group.


The movie trailer is posted on a Kickstarter project site (click here)

Work by Nate Langscope on View

Monday, June 20, 2011

Romy Schroeder at the Bronx Museum

Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial Exhibition Reception

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, 1−4PM

Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial features works of 72 New York area emerging artists. Organized by guest curators Jose Ruiz and Wayne Northcross, and is presented concurrently at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Wave Hill.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Works by Ann Chisholm

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Pretty Vacant: A Group Exhibition in a Modern Ruin

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 6:00 – 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: May 2, 2011 – May 14, 2011 (by appointment)

Saturday, April 30 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Musical Performances: 7:00-9:30 pm

95 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY (F/G to Carroll St.)
Walk south and make left/east on 4th St. toward Hoyt,
between Hoyt and Bond.


For Immediate Release

There is a stalled construction site in Brooklyn sitting vacant, listless, half-built and deserted. Why is it there? Where did the people who built it go? Will it ever become something useful? Or has it already become a modern ruin?

Pretty Vacant is a group exhibition featuring more than 80 NY-based artists.

What would happen if 80 artists were given free-reign in an empty museum and 1 week to produce whatever they saw fit? What would they do? Would they make paintings on the walls? Or knock down the walls and build sculptures out of the debris? Who would be in charge? What if the museum was actually an abandoned building?

Pretty Vacant will be on view by appointment from May 2 – May 14. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 30 from 6:00 – 10:00pm.

What would happen if 80 artists worked independently in a shared space for 1 week and the only requirement was that each artist light their own work? Would the shell of a forsaken building provide a framework for a unified vision? Or would the crumbling walls, broken windows and scattered piles of left-over building-materials create a breeding-ground for disorder and fragmented ideas?

Pretty Vacant will take place at 95 4th Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn in an abandoned building.

Pretty Vacant is conceived, organized, funded, and produced solely by the artists involved. After the opening reception on April 30th, viewings can be arranged by appointment from May 2 – May 14th. Photo and video documentation will be made available.

For inquiries, please contact:


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{Group Show w/Musical Performances}
Cy Amundson, Garen Barsegian, Boveda, Peter Bradley, Michael Budinger, Juanli Carrion, Hsiao Chen, Steven Darden, Trenton Duerksen, Noia Efrat, Fendry Ekel, Andrew Eklund, Jonah Emerson-Bell, FACADE/FASAD, Adriana Farmiga, Amy Feldman, Eric Fertman, Daniele Fraiser, Betsy Friedman, Simone Frazier, Yo Fukui, John Furgason, Patricia Gaeta, Elisa Garcia, Pablo Gomez-Uribe, Tracey Goodman, Joel Greene, Jonah Groeneboer, Group Therapy , Eric Hancock, Jessica Hargreaves, Carlson Hatton, Clara Chapin Hess, An Hoang, Kim Holleman, Aaron King, Richard Knox, Leo Kogan, Mirjam Kort, Camilo Leyva, Alexander Lee, Rena Leinberger, Greg Lindquist, Carlos Little, Lost Mermaids, Kathryn Lynch, Hector Madera-Gonzales, Yuri Masnyj, Esperanza Mayobre, Paul McMahon, Dennis McNany, Max Miller, Timothy Paul Myers, The Objectionists, John Orth, Kimberly Reinhardt, Andrew Reuland, Revel, Josh Rowley, Ama Saru, Matthew Schenning, Jeff Schweitzer, Damion Scott, David Sena, Antonio Serna, Joy Setton, Jee Young Sim, John Small, MiYoung Sohn, Ethan Spigland, Spirit Tours, Suzanne Stroebe, Anthony Titus, Justin Valdes, VizKult, Anton Vojacek, Uri Wegman, Matthew Wilson, Jacob Zurilla

{Musical Performance} Paul McMahon, Boveda, and Lost Mermaids

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Little Memories by Andrea Wolf

Little Memories is a series of tiny intimate video installations made with found footage (super 8 home movies) combined with little mock ups and found objects which create intimate scenarios that reflect on how memories are brought back to us.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Artist Market - Sat + Sun, March 26/27

You are invited to the new "Artist Market" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Saturday, March 26th & Sunday, March 27th from 12pm to 7pm

362 Grand street (between Marcy & Havemeyer).

Our vendors are talented painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, ceramists, and designers. They will show and sell original works in small-medium format at affordable prices.

The Artist Market will feature live performances around 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Dance-in-the streets-able "Cumbiagra" will play Saturday (outside if there is good weather) and soulful, multi-lingual singer-songwriter "Eleanor Dubinsky" will play on Sunday.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dana Vindigni at Yashar Gallery through March 25

Most of the time it is rare for me to remember what I dream. I think my dreams are simply constructs of what I have experienced in my daily life without the filter of my conscious mind. A filter made of repressed emotion, judgment and societal scrutiny. Illustration is my personal key to unlocking and investigating this wonderful part of my mind. Columella is a presentation of works that depict some of the imagery I have recollected over the years, floating in my psyche. Each piece carries a unique message and it is my hope that the work establishes an emotional connection the audience.

Monday, February 7, 2011

David Pettibone @ Dacia Gallery

Clarence With Mountains, by David Pettibone, Oil on Canvas, 64" x 96"


February 3 - March 6, 2011

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3rd


Meet the artists at opening

Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Premonition” a Group Exhibition juried by Natalie Tyler, an artist internationally known for her bronze sculpture and Marco Beria, painter, curator and owner of OJO Gallery.


Rachel Burgess

Elizabeth Glaessner

Heather Morgan

David Pettibone

Edina Seleskovic

James Stamboni

Julianne Sterling

Click here for more exhibition information

Saturday, January 22, 2011

'Solo' by James Edwin Hall


by James Edwin Hall

Curated by Sharon R. Reaves, Reaves Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5, 6-10pm

On View: February 5-23, 2011

By appt only: 415-250-3201

Artist Website:

Image: Filius. Digital archival print. 16"x20". 2009

Reaves Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “SOLO” on Saturday, February 5, 2011. This solitary exhibition features the photography of James Edwin Hall on view through February 23rd.

James Edwin works in street settings, concentrating his efforts in high pedestrian environments. Working with variety of formats (digital, 35mm, and medium format TLR (Twin Lens Reflex)) he is able to create timeless pieces that ensure concentration on the subject and build the integrity of the work.

The timeless appearance is reinforced by the artist’s continuing efforts in cities from the West Coast to Western Europe. Having collected images from San Francisco to the Bible belt of the South, Tennessee, to the archaic scenery of the United Kingdom, the artist frames a plethora of individuals. This breadth of study further enforces the validity of his humanistic theories.

Lastly, all of the imagery put together for the show is of candid nature. By shooting fr
om the hip, sweeping his camera up before a subject’s face, and even concealing his focus with his TLR, the artist maintains the integrity of the human expression.

James Edwin Hall was born and raised in the United Kingdom in Manchester. He moved to the United States at age 11 to the state of Tennessee. He received his education at the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with a B.A. in Studio Arts with a concentration in photography.

He has been living in New York since 2008 continuing his photographic candid street portrait series and seeking inspiration for his continuing abstract figurative paintings. He works and lives in Brooklyn.

His work has been exhibited in galleries in Tennessee and New York, including the 2007 ‘Elixir’ show at the EWING Gallery in which he won Best Undergraduate Entry for his work. His work has also been featured in the Phoenix Literary/Arts Magazine, and online in BBC’s Portrait of Great Britain.

The opening reception for “SOLO” will take place from 7-10pm on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Yashar Gallery, 276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg. 8, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11222. The exhibition will run through February 23rd.

Yashar Gallery
276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg. 8, Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prince George Art Show opening night party...

From Time Out New York...

Prince George Art Show opening night party

Critics' Pick

The Prince George
Friday, January 14, 2011, 6-9pm
15 E 27th St (between Fifth and Madison Aves)
(212) 471-0870
Subway: N, R, 6 to 28th St
Get directions

Drink, schmooze and peep the work of such contemporary talents as David Pettibone (artwork featured above) and Michael Alan at the soiree. You can also take in some awesomely bizarre performances; watch as topless ladies draw using only their toes, and artist Valmonte Sprout creates paintings with Crayola crayons that she’s chewed up.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cupcakes and Concrete: Paintings by Brinn Flagg

Nanny Extraordinaire, 2010, Acrylic on paper, 33 x 50 in.

Cupcakes and Concrete
New paintings by Brinn Flagg

On view: January 7- 26, 2011

Opening reception: Friday, January 7, 6 – 9 PM

Imagine being a mother, day in and day out, at 23 years old and the child is not yours. Brinn Flagg has done just that for a year and a half now. With her job title as nanny, she has painted portraits of herself and a child that has shared specific experiences with her. She works from multiple photographs to create her compositions, while also establishing imaginative settings to enliven the difficult or frustrating times. A tense or challenging situation can be made humorous, whimsical, or playful when unique settings are created for the paintings. The narratives relived in the work are seen as her quest to exaggerate a mood through color, pattern and cool fashion.

The paintings on exhibit at Yashar Gallery are a reaction to being a full-time nanny, since graduating college. They explore the emotional undertaking in caring for an infant, not being able to meet new people and dealing with lack of creativity in the job. Coming to terms with the job, the strife has now informed the work. The inventive settings and fanciful outfits have invoked a comical outlook on the role of "surrogate mother". 'Cupcakes and Concrete' is a new series of paintings based on making light of the struggles people her age face. Brinn Flagg's paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the Ise Cultural Foundation in New York; the Copley Society of Art in Boston; the Turchin Center in North Carolina; and the Galleria Sotoportego in Venice, Italy.

Ms. Flagg is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She received a fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and was published in Studio Visit magazine. She lives and works in Greenpoint and has recently left childcare to pursue other goals.

Yashar Gallery
276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg. 8, Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Brinn Flagg