440 Gallery presents its Eighth Annual Small Works Show

. November 16, 2012

Brooklyn, NY – They say great things come in small packages. As 440 Gallery presents its Eighth Annual Small Works Show this December, this adage may just prove true. The artwork on the gallery walls, each piece no larger than 12″, represents a strong Brooklyn artistic presence, but also showcases artists from all over the country. The show includes a variety of media– painting, photography, sculpture– chosen by this year’s jurors, Michelle Segre and Steve DiBenedetto. Both are well-established New York City artists with extensive experiences in exhibiting their work, as well as in teaching. Segre is a sculptor who has exhibited her work widely since the mid-1990’s. DiBenedetto is a painter who has been showing his work in the United States and Europe since the mid-1980’s. (See below for more on our jurors.)

This much anticipated exhibition regularly opens with an overflow crowd spilling onto Sixth Avenue. There are three awards given each year: the Curators Award, the 440 Award, and the popular People’s Choice Award which is determined by the number of “likes” received by the works in the show posted on 440 Gallery’s Facebook page. Installed through the holiday season, the show attracts tourists, visitors in the neighborhood, as well as the many stalwart supporters of the local art scene. The show runs from December 6 through January 6, with an opening reception on Thursday, December 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Michelle Segre is a sculptor who has exhibited her work widely since the mid-1990’s. She has had solo shows at the Derek Eller Gallery in New York, the Daniel Weinberg Gallery in Los Angeles, Murray Guy Gallery, NY, and the Susan Inglett Gallery in NY. She has participated in group shows at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in NY, the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado, amongst others. Segre has taught at both New York University and the Cooper Union School of Art. She currently teaches at Laguardia Community College, CUNY. In June 2013 Segre will be having her first mid-career survey at the University Art Museum in SUNY Albany. She is represented by the Derek Eller Gallery in New York, where she lives.

Steve DiBenedetto is a painter who lives in New York and has been showing his work in the United States and Europe since the mid-1980’s. Past solo shows have included the David Nolan Gallery in NY, the Daniel Weinberg Gallery in Los Angeles, Baumgartner Gallery in NY, Rolf Ricke Gallery in Koln, Tony Shafrazi Gallery in NY, the University Art Museum in SUNY Albany, and the Consortium in Dijon, France. A selection of group shows includes the Whitney Museum in NY, the P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art in NY, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, the Magasin-Centre National d’Art Contemporaine in Grenoble, France, Nolan Judin Gallery in Berlin, the University of Richmond Museum in Virginia, and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, NY. DiBenedetto has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Rutgers University, and the Cooper Union School of Art. He is represented by the David Nolan Gallery in New York.

The 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, 4-7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm, or by appointment.

Find out more: www.440gallery.com

Category: Fine Art News

Comments are closed.