Stand Connects Artists and Community
Stand brings art to Bay Ridge and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods by creating art shows that inspire artists to create work that connects to community venues. The result crosses the border between installation and exhibition and strives to express a harmony between place and art.
What is the Stand Project?
Whether it is visual beauty or the power of an idea, art draws us into itself through the deliberate expression of the artist. Brought to the local level, art connects the artist with the community, as it connects neighbors and visitors in the collective act of experiencing art. Stand hopes to ignite the imaginations of local artists and community members by drawing them together in locations that hold unique value within Bay Ridge and the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Our next Stand show taking place in January 2016 at Owl’s Head Wine Bar will take on an added dimension. We are fleshing out the idea of concurrent shows in Bay Ridge coinciding with, reflecting and connecting to each other. Here is what artist, curator and owner of Owl’s Head Wine Bar John Avelluto announced on Facebook […]
Here are some of the venues who so generously participated in Stand.
“Life is a dynamic system and we are a part of its trajectories and iterations. Mercy counters behavior that destroys and fractures our fractal world.“- The Stand Show at St. Ephrem Church
Giving up the Ghost
“The life principle or vital spark, the seat of intelligence, which gives way to our mind’s apparitions and haunts are how we may define the soul.”- The Stand Show at Owl’s Head Wine Bar
Carriage House Pop-up Show
“A memory, an image, an object arises as if to remind us that what came before continues to inhabit what is now.”- The Stand Show at Bay Ridge Place Carriage House
Reich Paper Pop-Up Show
“This show is a homage to the humble workhorse that is paper and it is fitting that we honor it by giving it a chance to find a new home and a new love.”- The Stand Show at Reich Paper
“LandEscape is a show focused on work that uses the natural landscape as inspiration and humanity’s relationship with the natural world.”- The Stand Show at Greenhouse Cafe
“It is not from the benevolence (kindness) of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”- The Stand Show at Butcher Bar