Thursday, October 20, 2011

For Immediate Release: @ dekaLb

For Immediate Release:
@ DekaLb
opening at Botanic, Friday October 28, 2012
Opening Reception for the artists 6 – 10pm
Botanic is located at 150 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237

With the world becoming increasingly technologically connected, and despite the fact that that change is an ever-present force in the New York, individual neighborhoods still retain distinct identities, each with it’s own character and flair. This show is intended to take a snapshot of the creative community located in the Wycoff Heights neighborhood centered around the Dekalb Stop on the L train. While existing largely in the shadow of what outsiders consider to be Bushwick's creative cultural center [Morgan avenue’s post-industrial loft spaces], this parallel community located near the Brooklyn/ Queens border has several newly created spaces that are engaging with their community and providing valuable opportunities for artists to share their work.

@ dekaLb is an exhibition that considers the distinct character, identity, and working methodology of artists and creative people living and working near the Dekalb stop on the L train. By limiting participation based solely on geographic restriction, Botanic provides a stage for dialog between aspiring & seasoned artists at the ultra-local level. Drawing an artificial line in the sand @ dekaLb hopes to identify a community of artist residents while at the same time blurring boundaries across this creatively rich corner of New York. The diverse works to be included in the show range from diminutive art objects to post studio creative practice intent on decentering the creative discourse in Bushwick and beyond.

Lemia Bodden, Mark Bouthilette, Kira Bucca, Chris Cardinale, Eva Delmo, Daniel Derwelis, Elias Garcia, Robin Mork, Tara Long, J.F. Lynch, Adrienne Mikulka, Miguel Rodriguez, Christopher Saalbach-Walsh, Jim Stanis; Curated by Paul Nicholson

Monday, October 17, 2011

@ dekaLb

@ dekaLb
A show displaying artwork from emerging and established artists living at and around the Dekalb stop on the L train line in Brooklyn New York.

The opening of @ DekaLb coincides with what looks to be a great evening of art in the area called Beat Night organized by Norte Maar; Beat Night is a late night walk of local galleries and art spaces also opening on friday October 28, make sure you check out some of these other great spaces.

@ dekaLb
Ongoing creative research from the Dekalb Stop of the L train
Opening at Botanic, Octover 28, 6- 10pm
Botanic is located at 150 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Botanic is a provisional space temporarily on loan from our generous neighbor, Vinos en Wycoff

Paul M Nicholson Objects of great value

Paul M Nicholson
Objects of Great Value
The inaugural show at Botanic Gallery

September 30 – October 16, 2011

Opening Reception for the Artist:
Friday September 30, 7 – 10pm at Botanic
150 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn NY [L Train to Dekalb Ave, one block from the
front entrance]

Paul will be showing new work that uses appropriation and
distortion of re-created cultural artifacts to attend to questions of
use, value, and material worth. His work draws attention to the
aesthetic conventions that we use to distinguish the mundane versus
rarified object, art & artifacts, and material versus immaterial
wealth. Oft employing a somewhat dark sense of humor he aims to
manipulate the understanding of these forms with a theatrical approach
to display, complimented by his skill as an object maker. Paul’s
studio practice is based in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, where
for the past four years he’s lived, worked and ran the Bushwick Beer

Paul Nicholson (B. 1977, Suva Fiji) earned his BFA from SUNY
Fredonia, MS from Buffalo State College, and his MFA from the
University at Buffalo. Paul happily works with amazing students
at Parsons The New School for Design.