ARTISTS of BROOKLYN

Join me in curiosity as I meet with the brightest artists in Brooklyn.  Our discussion dives into shows they are exhibiting in, their mediums and processes, and their story.  

If you're an artist with a story to tell, a studio to reveal, an exhibition to promote, or a process to share, please reach out to me, I'd love to make your aquaintance.


Jon Bunge - Studio Visit

Jon said to me,  "Rick, wood is magic."

In this studio visit, Jon shares his passion for sculpture in the form of levitating, spinning, shadow casting wood sculptures that convey a sense of peace.


@jonbunge

Bev Crilly - Studio Visit

Join me as I visit the studio of Bev Crilly in the Old Can Factory of Gowanus Brooklyn.  Bev is participating in Established Gallery's group exhibition titled "So Says This Tranquil Space".

She also gives us a demonstration in the application of cold wax and oil pigment.

@bevcrilly 

Group Exhibition - "So Says This Tranquil Space" - Exhibition Walk-Through

As Established Gallery begins its next chapter, we are pleased to announce our inaugural exhibition, So Says This Tranquil Space. Curated by Johnny @_johnnythornton and Hally Thornton @hally_leigh_comics , the exhibition showcases dynamic abstract work by Brooklyn artists working in a variety of mediums. 

Featured artists: 
Jon Bunge @jonbunge 
Ai Campbell @aicampbell 
Beverly Crilly @bevcrilly 
Marjani Jones @marjanimarjanimarjani 
Tracy Penn @tracypennart 
Sean Qualls @sean_qualls 
Sonjie Feliciano Solomon @sonjiebk

Johnny Thornton - "The Long Goodbye" - Exhibition Walk-Through

Self-perceived as autonomous,  |  closed-systems embedded in the fray.  |  Existing in the imagination of ourselves  |  until the end.  | The long goodbye,  |  and into the void we go.  |  Real until the memory is forgotten  |  and the big dream was all part of the big nothing.


@_johnnythornton

Rick Secen -"Guiding Lights" - Exhibition Walk-Through

In March 2020, a time when so much darkness began to shroud our lives, I sat down at my mother’s desk in Pittsburgh where I was sheltering in place, and I sketched out a number of small concept drawings themed on our profound connection with light. What began as personal therapy grew into a larger plan for a gallery show. Perhaps I could take what small amount of light I had and inject it back into the world through painting. Little did I know that by the time the exhibition would take place, eighteen months later, we would still be in the darkness of such trying times. 

This show is about isolation and hope in light.

@ricksecen_studio

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