Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gowanus Souvenir Shop Presents "Ride", An Exhibit Of Debra Pearlman's Work

 (photo credit: Gowanus Souvenir Shop)
A House Called Air, 2013, Acrylic, photographic silkscreen, glass beads on canvas
 by Debra Pearlman

The Gowanus Souvenir Shop  not only sells some very cool items that "riff on the many facets of the canal’s mystifying and troubling yet often humorous and darkly fascinating history", it also serves as a gallery for local artists. Tonight, the Shop is hosting its first opening exhibit of the season, which will feature the work of artist Debra Pearlman.  The opening is tonight.
Read on:

Gowanus Souvenir Shop exhibits work by Debra Pearlman

The Gowanus Souvenir Shop is please to present work by the artist Debra Pearlman. The exhibition is entitled “Ride” and runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 2. An opening reception will be held Sept. 15, 6-8 pm
A photo is like a souvenir—a memory, a memento of a brief moment in time. There’s an opportunity to present many responses to this initial photograph: an informal setting and selection of work offers the viewer the chance to experience and reflect on this process. 

Titled RIDE, this installation evokes movement or the implied motion of play, and the objects that support these many activities, all presented here together. Painting, photographs, works on paper, some with text, swings, and a bungee jump caught mid-air in all of these media, invite one to think about play, joy, fear, and anxiety of momentarily casting gravity aside.

Debra Pearlman is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Brooklyn and has shown in New York and internationally, including major installations in

Leipzig, Germany, and Lodz and Krakow, Poland. Her work is included in collections of MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, The Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, the Museum Sztuki, Krakow, and others, and in private collections including that of Francis Greenberger and the Hiram Moody and Sarah Giraud collection. Her awards include a named residency at the Corporation at Yaddo, The Peter Reed Foundation, Dieu Donne, The Foundation for Contemporary Art and the government of Saxony.
The exhibition is part of the Artslope Festival

The Gowanus Souvenir Shop is located at 567 Union Street between Nevins Street and Third Avenue in Brooklyn

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