BROOKLYN ART STUDIOS & YASHAR GALLERY

BROOKLYN ART STUDIOS & 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 & PARTICIPATE IN GREENPOINT GALLERY NIGHT WALKS.

Monday, May 16, 2022

 BAS ARTISTS ........KEEPIN' BUSY




"Chromotherapy in an Age of Doubt"

By default, and by design, we bring together a wildly diverse selection of works by artists who completed the Graduate Fine Arts program at Pratt Institute in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. They have gone on to forge pathways that surprise us in our era. For today, their works are cast as a colorful array to remind us of what it is to move in a space where light and color are beyond our control.

CURATED BY --  Yasmeen Siddiqui

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Hannah Celli

Jin-Young Choi

Katie Croft

Dewy

Ambrus Gero

Evelyn Golden

Spencer Harris

Jennifer Chia-ling Ho

Dasol Hong

Rodrigo Jimenez-Ortega

Kosuke Kawahara

Kunyi Lin

Josh Meillier

Emmett Metier

Duff Norris

So Ye Oh

Yaw Owusu

Amber Peck

Na’ye Perez

Cass L Rinsler

Robert Scherier

Jackie Slanley

Allie Stabile

Caito Stewart

Talia Tamar

Alyssa Thornton

Chao Wang

Angelica Yudasto

Meirav Zaks-Zilberman

OPENING RECEPTION

 

MAY 16, 6 - 8 P

EXHIBITION CONTINUES

MAY 17 - JUNE 4

You can have access to the show and opening only if you register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chromotherapy-in-an-age-of-doubt-tickets-325093351967

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The latest news coming from BROOKLYN ART STUDIO RESIDENT ARTISTS

 Keepin' Busy................       

With Her Textile Work, Ann Cofta Shows Artists are the Fabric of Our City

by Billy McEntee

When it comes to how local artists create their art, the medium used knows no bounds. Paints, wood, marble, and trash may all be used, but those that Ann Cofta employs are particularly singular, at least, it seems, around Greenpoint. Ann sews, embroiders, quilts and collages to give a colorful and softened look to beloved items, from ice pops and rotary phones to typewriters and gum ball machines.

But New York City herself also is a major motif in Ann's work, and now she will enjoy her first solo show at Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue), which doubles as a beer hall and a monthly exhibition of an artist's work. That solo show, Then, highlights Ann's more urban work, where cityscapes, water towers, and brownstones are all created from fabric, paint, batting with hand quilting, appliqué, and more. With their bright colors and softer textures, the works give a playful spin on the sleek, hard, and tough facades that helped so much of New York architecture endure across decades and centuries while also calling out — and giving a megaphone to — these buildings' inherent charm and whimsy.

The work is up now through February 14, and below Ann discusses the blessings of having her work shared in her fourth solo show.

Building with Blue Fire Escape by Ann Cofta

Greenpointers: The scale of your work is interesting to consider here. Am I right in remembering that a lot of your textile work is a little smaller in scale, but that this project is a larger undertaking, literally? Is the scale something you decided on because you had more time for this project?

Ann Cofta: The size of my work significantly changed when I started renting a studio space in Greenpoint, four and a half years ago.  Prior to that I had been working on art at home, where smaller works required less workspace.    

At that same time, I inherited fabric scraps from a friend.  Many were long strips that resembled buildings and smokestacks. I pieced together what would become cityscapes with these remnants. 

The studio space accommodated bigger works of art and gradually the size of my work shifted and grew significantly larger. I still enjoy working small at times, depending on the project.

Cityscape with Water Tower and Billboard by Ann Cofta

I love that your work for "Then" is an ode to New York City. How did you choose the buildings you depicted in your show?

Long walks before and during the pandemic allowed me time to visually ingest the industrial scenery between my neighborhood in Queens and studio in Brooklyn.  The character and feel of older edifices appeal to me. These pieces, dotted with water towers and smokestacks, all pay tribute to urban structures, monuments from another era that have endured.

The buildings depicted in the show are a combination of imagery from different locations.  For the purpose of composition, I make a sketch based on photos from my walks.  They are never a replica of one actual view. 

What is your relationship to Brouwerij Lane? Have you had shows there before, or how did they come to know your work?

The owner, Ed Raven, had seen my work and invited me to do a show.  He is a big fan of art and likes to promote local artists.  The work changes there every month.

What excites you most about this show, your fourth solo one?

I’m thrilled to be able to show work that I’ve just completed.  When you finish a piece, you want to share it and see how people respond to it.  To have it up and enjoyed in person is ideal.  

I love that Brouwerij Lane is a place where people have not chosen to come to for the art. They may be gathering with friends for a drink, or just picking up some beer on the way home, but they notice and appreciate it.  Quilts of old buildings in an old building, it just fits. 

Long Island City III by Ann Cofta

This might be a broader question, but how does New York continue to inform your art? Your work has such love imbued in, well, every stitch, and New York feels like a core element in many of your pieces. How does the city continually inspire it?

What a lovely thing to say! I believe I share a sincere love of the city with so many people.  That seems to be what resonates with folks who see my work.  

There is also something very grounding in the familiarity of the city and its structures.  I think because I walk and travel around so much, and because I’m an artist, I naturally absorb my surroundings. They become a part of my visual language. And the city is always evolving, so there is something new to see no matter what neighborhood I’m in.

Anything else you want to add?

It’s so nice to have a show in real life! It’s wonderful to meet up with folks and have a place to go to see art. I am grateful to  Brouwerij Lane for this opportunity to exhibit, and for their support of local artists.  


See the original Article online at Greenpointers: 

https://greenpointers.com/2022/01/18/with-her-textile-work-ann-cofta-shows-artists-are-the-fabric-of-our-city/

Monday, December 13, 2021

 
 
 
 
Clay Space Ceramic Center
 
 
 




Holiday POP UP Shop
Clay Space Ceramic Center, located at 275 Calyer St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has just opened their
Holiday POP UP Shop for your gifting needs. An array of beautiful handmade ceramic objects by
members, as well as jewelry, accessories and artwork by guest artisans are available for purchase in
the shop.
 
Clay Space, a long established ceramic community that reopened it’s new and expanded location in
May now offers adult and childrens classes along with a wide range of membership levels. Located in a
3900 sq. ft. independent building in the Brooklyn Arts Studios complex, Clay Space is surrounded by a
larger community of artists and makers.
Each weekend in December until Christmas, events are scheduled for the public to view or literally get
their hands involved in a taste of what the center has to offer. These include:
wheel throwing demos, hands-on stamp making, and a kids ornament making workshop.
Gift certificates are also available for work on sale in the shop.
Visit the website to explore all that Clay Space has to offer. Registration for Winter I & II adult classes
is now open. Classes begin January 3rd. Registration for Clay Play, the center’s after school program,
begins for winter and spring semesters on December 11th.
Shop local this year! Support artisans and treat yourself to something special and unique.
Gift certificates for classes are also a great gift, and they don't even need to be wrapped.
 
Clay Space Holiday POP UP Shop Hours:
Fridays: 12-7pm
Saturdays: 11-6pm
Sundays: 12-5pm
December 20-22: 4-7pm
Also available by appointment
Contact:
Rina Young
csbkgallery@gmail.com
Janine Sopp
info@clayspacebk.com
Tel. 718.383.5400

                    Clay Space
Ceramic Center 275 Calyer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222 718.383.5400

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

New Work Spaces Available!

BROOKLYN ART STUDIOS is opening a new floor of work spaces for CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS


--Architects, Industrial Designers, Graphic Designers, 3D Modeling, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Interior Design, Writers, Film Makers, Accessory Designers, Fashion Designers etc

Professional Creatives who work alone, as a team or may have assistants will be the right fit for this floor.

Heat, AC, Wifi, Kitchen, Utility Room, Mens/Womens Restrooms, Lounge & several areas of seating throughout floor, Freight Elevator, Bike Racks on Site, Citibike on Site, Mail Room/Boxes, Package Delivery, Dumpsters for Trash Removal

Small Interior Spaces good for individuals
Larger windowed spaces for individuals or teams to share (No Subletting or Temporary Shares allowed)

NO --- Woodworkers, Painters, Sculptors, Resins, Aerosol, Living, Welding Please

For More information & to view email at lfa17@ymail.com or brooklynartstudios@gmail.com























Sunday, May 30, 2021

The latest news coming from

 BROOKLYN ART STUDIO RESIDENT ARTISTS 

       Keepin' Busy................     
  
  

Healing Arts now at Brooklyn Art Studios!


Panacea Path offers holistic life coaching, energy healing, and creative wellness services.

Unleash your voice and discover the truth that lives inside of you.




Visit our website to find out more about our offerings!

https://www.panaceapath.com/


Sara Fay George is a Reiki Certified Energy Worker and teaches Therapeutic Movement and Embodiment. She brings with her an extensive background in facilitating catharsis through performing and visual arts. She is the creator of The Holistic Method, an energy training technique for the physical and emotional body. Her path of self-healing has been lifelong and continues today. Sara Fay is an Energy Intuitive and brings these skills to her work in movement, bodywork, energy healing, and the creative arts to facilitate emotional clearing and address addictions, trauma, and chronic health issues. Sara Fay is the Co-Artistic Director of The Box, an international and interdisciplinary performance art collective. She currently teaches chakra energy work and movement for actors at the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City.

“Each of us have pain in our past.  We all carry the weight of fear, wounds and scars. From one perspective this collective pain unites us and can bring us closer together.


Medicine takes many forms: a walk in nature, an honest conversation. Sometimes we need a good laugh, cry or scream!


It is ok to not know the answers. First step is to not take ourselves so seriously! Give yourself permission to get messy! That is where the magic happens.”

 
 
               

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The latest news coming from

 BROOKLYN ART STUDIO RESIDENT ARTISTS 

                                  Keepin' Busy................                               

MEL REESE 

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AN ONLINE EXHIBITION JURIED BY HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP

SITE:BROOKLYN Gallery Online Exhibition Shape In All Its Form.

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In art, shape is both elusive and omnipresent. It structures our optical world but is often forgotten. Focus on it is often neglected in favor of color, concept, tactility, and subject. This show aims to bring shape to the forefront, to highlight its presence and dynamic interaction with subject matter and other formal considerations.

 


Sunday, February 14, 2021

The latest news coming from

 BROOKLYN ART STUDIO RESIDENT ARTISTS 

Keepin' Busy.........

ANN COFTA

Featured article in the New Haven Independent

along with a video tour of her creative process

view both at.......

 https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/ely_center_studio_tours_2021/

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKR-5VqBU4o/?utm_source=ig_embed 



Also on view works at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, Local Project & BAU Gallery

https://elycenter.org/urban-escapade

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21828008

 https://www.baugallery.org/2021-show-emergence

anncofta.com