Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Art Exhibit: The Architecture of Devotion at the Gowanus Ballroom

Have you ever gone to the Gowanus Ballroom? It's this amazing warehouse on the Gowanus Canal. It's a welding studio that is turned into a exhibition space every few months. The first time I stepped foot in the building I was overtaken by how beautiful it was.

I'm kind of in shock to be showing art in such an interesting space. If you are in the area, you should come stop by! I'd love to see you.
June 24th
8pm - 2am
55 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

What is the architecture of devotion?
How does a particular space and the objects within transcend the physical, gracing the souls of some, while leaving others unmoved? Do we choose to experience, or is it inspired?

This exhibition will contrast themes of devotion, ritual, and sacred places, with the mundane, routine, and temporal nature of the spaces we inhabit and the objects within. Artists are encouraged to interrogate the cavernous, cathedral-like space of the Gowanus Ballroom, to challenge our shared understanding of temporal spirituality, and to explore the confounding nearness between the sacred and profane.

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