The artists formerly living at 475 Kent Avenue have organized a group exhibition at the Bulova Corporate Center, part of the Queens Museum of Art. The exhibit opened on Wednesday, but the opening reception is tonight.
From the QMA monthly calendar:
On a cold January evening, residents of 475 Kent Avenue, artist lofts and studios on the south waterfront of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, were evacuated from their home by the FDNY. A thriving arts community, 475 Kent Avenue is home to over 200 artists, curators, musicians and other creative professionals who are at the heart of the city’s creative pulse.
475 KENT Lives, a group exhibition of 23 artists at the Bulova Corporate Center (a Satellite Gallery of the Queens Museum of Art) celebrates the vital contributions of these artists as they battle to return to their homes and workplaces while calling attention to the increasing vulnerability of New York’s creative communities. 475 KENT Lives, organized by independent curator Kòan-Jeff Baysa, and coordinated by artist Lisa Mordhorst (both 475 Kent residents) and the Queens Museum of Art, opens April 9 at the QMA Gallery at the Bulova Coporate Center in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Kanoa Baysa, Lee Boroson, Jennifer Byxbee, Melissa Clarke, Jeremy Dean, Alison Dell, Emma Dewing, Asa Elzén, GGrippo, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Hollis Jeffcoat, Vibeke Jensen, Betsy Kelleher, Simon Lee, Deborah Masters, McDavid Moore, Lisa Mordhorst, Cecilia Rodhe, Eve Sussman, Rob Swainston, …, Michael Weintrob and Markus Wetzel.
475 KENT Lives is made possible by Blumenfeld Development, Ltd.