Pretty Vacant

When 30 Apr 2011 - 14 May 2011

E-flyer for Pretty Vacant.  Courtesy of the artists
May 2 – 14, 2011
Opening Reception: April 30, 6-10pm
Press Release:

There is a stalled construction site in Brooklyn sitting vacant, listless, half-built and deserted. Why is it there? Where did the people who built it go? Will it ever become something useful? Or has it already become a modern ruin?

What would happen if 80 artists were given free-reign in an empty museum and 1 week to produce whatever they saw fit? What would they do? Would they make paintings on the walls? Or knock down the walls and build sculptures out of the debris? Who would be in charge? What if the museum was actually an abandoned building?

What would happen if 80 artists worked independently in a shared space for 1 week and the only requirement was that each artist light their own work? Would the shell of a forsaken building provide a framework for a unified vision? Or would the crumbling walls, broken windows and scattered piles of left-over building-materials create a breeding-ground for disorder and fragmented ideas?

This exhibition is conceived, organized, funded, and produced solely by the artists involved.