440 Gallery presents a selection of work by its fourteen members to commemorate ten years as a thriving artist collective
Brooklyn, NY – 440 Gallery opened its doors as a pop-up gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn in January of 2005. Within a few months this temporary gallery developed into an artists collective under the guidance of founders Nancy Lunsford and Shanee Epstein. Now the gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary with a group show featuring the current membership. The opening reception is Thursday, January 15th, from 6 – 9pm. The show runs through February 15th.
This celebratory exhibit, curated by members Gail Flanery and Amy Williams, will showcase a variety of styles and techniques including sculptural reliefs by Fred Bendheim, photography by Tom Bovo and David Stock, and paintings by Katharine Colonna Hopkins, Ellen Chuse and Karen Gibbons. Laurie Lee-Georgescu will exhibit woodcuts and Vicki Behm will present drawings and collage. The work of Susan Greenstein, Jay Friedenberg, founders Lunsford and Epstein, as well as curators Williams and Flanery will also be shown.
As a collective, the members run the gallery in its entirety. 440 has grown slowly and organically, dedicated to the exhibition and sale of artwork with the goal of facilitating a lively exchange, both within the neighborhood and the artistic community at large. Currently the gallery mounts eight solo shows each year and 10 group shows, including two national juried exhibitions. In a decade, this unassuming little storefront gallery has shown the work of well over a thousand artists as well as hosted hundreds of performances including readings, dance, music and theater.
Vicki Behm will conduct the Young Artists Workshop in January, and the curators and founders will present a talk about the gallery, past and present, dates to be announced. Visit our website for more information and to join our mailing list [440gallery.com].
440 Gallery is located at 440 Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 9th and 10th Streets, and is convenient to the F, G, and R subways. The gallery is open on Thursday and Friday, 4-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm, or by appointment.