Opening Reception: May 28th 7-10pm
On view through June 14th
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS
including open studios from the exhibiting artists
The Active Space
566 Johnson Ave
Brooklyn, Ny 11237
REACTIVATOR is a group survey of the past and current building residence at The Active Space and their affiliates. For over 7 years, this building has welcomed artists from all stages of their creative pursuits.
Common belief holds that an artist’s role is to interpret their surroundings; these artists navigate the exterior landscape of their studio building, taking in and absorbing the environment that is then reflected in the strategies utilized in their process. There are works that envelop the entire 1,600 sqft space, such as “1989” by collaborative group Vydavy, to works that require a close eye for hidden detail found in “Cups“ by Rachel Grobstein. Not shy of scale, many of the artists create work that stretches the limits of their studio walls. Ben Prichard, Theresa Daddezio, Sebastian Vallejo, Matt Miller, Joe Bochynski, and Ashley Zelinskie test these architectural limits through the physicality and material play demonstrated in their objects. Regardless of size, these objects possess intricacies that are devised through this intimate spatial relationship.
Although these artists often create in isolation, it is always within context of and in conversation with their community in this building. REACTIVATOR continues the active engagement of these artists between each other and the Bushwick landscape.
Inna Babaeva Erin Hinz Ivan Rivera
Leah Beeferman Clemens Klinkert Phillip Stearns
Christian Berman Lilian Kreutzberger Ross Tibbles
Joe Bochysnski Andria Morales Joanne Ungar Dave Choi Brian Matthew Sebastian Vallejo Theresa Daddezio Matt Miller Vydavy, Micha Sklar & Zhenya Plechkina
Stacy Fisher Andrew Prayzner Ashley Zelinskie Nick Greenwald Ben Prichard
Rachel Grobstein Elizabeth Riley
Jen Hitchings Rebecca Norton
Announcing NEW STUDIOS!
We are opening a second location in Richmond Hill !
132-02 89th Ave. Richmond Hill NY 11418
Jamaica Ave – Van Wyck Exp. Station – E Train
Close to LIRR Jamaica Station
Minutes to Bklyn and Manhattan by car via Van Wyck Expressway.
rent per sq ft Very affordable.
first, last, security? First month rent and two months security due at lease signing.
Include: heat, electric, water, Verizon Fios high speed internet access, common area cleaning and maintenance.
13 ft ceilings, excellent wall space, fire proof and sprinklered building, all new oversized energy efficient windows providing excellent natural light, loading area featuring Heavy Duty ramp as well as truck loading dock, huge freight elevator, all new plumbing, excellent true color efficient lighting, Solar Powered GREEN building, new ADA accessible bathrooms, floor load capacity to accommodate any usage, oversized 36” wide solid-core studio doors with deadbolt locks, Intercom security system, 1 block to restaurants - take out
Rent off the plan and reserve your spot today!
We are currently busy building a new space so we are not accepting show proposals for the gallery at this time.