Thursday, October 20, 2011

Norte Maar: A Tree Grows in Bushwick

Installation view of the main gallery with work by Ben Godward and Patricia Satterlee (r).

Jason Andrew, the driving force and Co-Director of the Brooklyn staple, Storefront Gallery, is also the the man behind Norte Maar. Since 2006 the non-profit has encouraged and promoted collaborations between the visual, literary, and performing arts in Bushwick and beyond.
The professionally run space is all the more impressive because it is operated from Andrew's apartment. This fact is deceiving. I expected a dark, cramped space that could not possibly do much for the art on display. Instead I found a welcoming "white cube" where the work was showcased at the expense of the living space. 
Andrew's curitorial skills are first rate. He builds cohesive exhibits that allow each artists' work to stand out while presenting an artfully arranged whole.
In addition to the upcoming closing reception (Oct. 23) for the current show, featuring Patricia Satterlee, Ellie Murphy, and Jeri Coppola, Andrew has  also organized Beat Nite!, an evening in which Bushwick galleries stay open late to welcome visitors. See below for further details.

Above images: Works by Patricia Satterlee on view in the main gallery space.

Norte Maar
83 Wycof Avenue, #1B
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Now on view until October 23:

Painted Drawings: Recent Work by Patricia Satterlee

with new site specific commissions by Ellie Murphy and Jeri Coppola

A closing reception will be held on October 23, 1-6 PM

*Also upcoming @ Norte Maar...

Beat Nite!: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late, Oct 28 / 6-10PM
more info and a list of galleries.

Concrete Sound: an installation by AUDRA WOLOWIEC, Oct 28 / 6-10PM

1 comment:

Liz Mares said...

Such brilliant compositions.

Thank you for sharing!