Opening Reception: Saturday August 6, 5-8 pm
Performances begin at 6 pm
Part performance, part installation, part gathering place, To Gather; is a collection of performative and architectural artifacts from a cross section of Crown Heights’ social spaces. Bringing a local perspective to urban flux, the artwork raises questions about perceptions of ‘authenticity’ in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
Visitors to the installation in FiveMyles Garage are encouraged to hang out on the stoop, converse in the makeshift pulpit, and relax in the barbershop chair. Erik da Barber will be on hand opening night, as well as hip-hop duo DobleFlo, vocal artist Malesha Jessie, poet Lynne Procope, and comedian Elon James White.
For the remainder of the exhibition, the public is invited to linger and use the artwork as their own gathering place.
August 6-14, 2011
558 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 1–6 pm or by appointment
Subway: 2,3,4,5, S to Franklin Avenue