Gertrude is a big fan of Artist, Maurizio Cattelan and Curator, Massimiliano Gioni’s contemporary art space FAMILY BUSINESS gallery, located in the neighborhood of Chelsea in New York City at 520 West 21st Street. The gallery is self-described as being “a guest house - a place where friends, enemies, people we admire and respect are invited to present the works of artists they support and projects they believe in.” This non-profit gallery space is open to experimentation and irreverent exhibition formats.
As posted yesterday by the gallery’s tumblr, FAMILY BUSINESS gallery got haunted recently by the work of Dora Economou called BORN IN FLAMES, made in 2012 of plexiglass, paper, and paint. This work will only be up through Friday before evaporating.
Gertrude is very happy to have had the opportunity to visit The Still House Group this week and learn about this emerging arts organization in New York City. What started as an online platform in 2007, built to display works of art has now found itself a permanent warehouse space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where it will be able to provide a nonstandard model for young artists to be represented and to participate in an atmosphere that serves as an alternative to formal art school environments. According to their website, the organization “supports a unit of young artists, providing them with an environment to conceptualize, produce and exhibit their work. The strong emphasis on collaboration encourages members of the group to assist, critique and formally represent one another, ultimately creating a collective drive that balances the advancement of individual careers with the growth of Still House the entity.” Founded in 2007 by Isaac Brest and Alex Perweiler, The Still House Group is working hard to maintain an artistic cooperative environment with the ultimate goal of creative sustainability.