Opening September 2nd 6:00p at Cooler Gallery
The ceramic arts have always had a deep reference to history, required a mastery of craft, and referenced the human body. With this in mind, we envisioned a show wherein the selected group of artists would each create one piece … roughly the size of a human head. Each piece would be an extension of the artist’s own body of work and be arranged throughout Cooler Gallery on elevated platforms at eye level. The pieces are not meant to necessarily be literal “human” busts (unless that is in line with the artist’s work), however, the artists interpret this through new or existing past works. Gallery patrons will encounter the works spread throughout the event space and be able to approach each piece in a way where the alignment to one’s eye may evoke an alternate way of engaging with ceramics, with a nod to the historical significance of Ancient Roman Bust Statues. The show is co-curated by ceramicists Julianne Ahn, Josephine Heilpern and Cooler Gallery’s Michael Yarinsky.
Milk Curd and Cherry Bits
Opening August 8th 7p at Cooler Gallery
Naomi Clark paints her surroundings though an abstracted filter. Clark does this using bold coloration, fragmented forms and gestural brushstrokes. Color is central to her work. These elements provide energy and creativity to the viewer. Her work becomes a resting place for the mind, free from judgment, where the viewer returns to the excitement felt in childhood, where creativity reigns and ideas begin.
Uprise Art is proud to present Drawn Lots, a two-person exhibition featuring works by printmaker Evan Bellantone and sculptor Fitzhugh Karol. Core to both artist’s practice is a nuanced approach to drawing, with its focus on line over color, modeling, and form. Bellantone’s and Karol’s works occupy a space of visual rhyme, repeating and recombining their choice elements without the pretense of conclusion. For both artists, these themes are ongoing and open to radical revision.
New Works on Paper
Opening July 7th 7-10p at Cooler Gallery
New Works on Paper features a group of paintings on paper depicting individual elements of a single anonymous flowering plant that the artist came across when spending an afternoon in love on the streets of Paris late last summer. A departure from previous bodies of work, Tarver focuses here on a single reference point, introducing a sensually human palette of pinks, reds, browns, and yellows. Intimate in scale and gesture, New Works on Paper displays Tarver’s continued experimentation with the studied possibilities of painting – exploring the boundaries between representation and abstraction, rigor and restraint, immersion and closure.
We are living in precarious times where human greed and ignorance threaten the very existence of life on Earth. It is our moment as humans to reflect on ourselves and confront a destination once thought as fiction that is now our probable future. The sixth extinction is in progress but our potential to problem solve is remarkable. Our actions and policies in the next generation will determine the fate of the species for hundreds and thousands of years to come.
The Structure for Hope and Survival is a framework of organizing artifacts, tools, supplies, seeds, plants and provisions. The abridged collection of how-to’s, catalogs, and books to inspire and build courage and the skills to lead a life of resilience on Earth. The installation is a multi-dimensional nano-structure utilizing steel pipe tubing, scaffolding connectors for simple installation and adapt to variations.
For NYCxDESIGN, we have challenged a group of talented designers to push their practice into the realm of fine art. In Odd Experiments, these designers will show highly crafted pieces that have a much weaker grasp on the functional elements that make their design "design".
Aelfie, Ben Erickson, Paul Gisbrecht, Pat Kim, Brit Kleinman, Dan Michalik, Chad Phillips, Michael Yarinsky
ARCHITIZER A+AWARDS WINNER
We are thrilled to announce that we won! Our Bone White American Ash is the jury and popular choice winner in the 2017 Architizer A+Awards for product design in the Hard Surface Flooring Category. We are also honored that the Cooler Gallery was chosen as a finalist in the Cultural-Gallery Category, congratulations to Michael Yarinsky! In addition our Showroom, 22 Waverly earned us a special mention in the Showrooms Category.
Opening April 4th 7-10p at Cooler Gallery
Please join us for Camilla Engström's opening April 4th at Cooler Gallery! The artist’s practice normally centers itself around a cartoon figure named Husa, Swedish for “housemaid”. The gender-morphing, plump character was created to function not only as an extension of the artist, but also an alter ego and a representation of one’s psychological state. Previous depictions of Husa have shown her nude, unashamed, mischievous, and self-indulgent.
Mine Yours Ours Hers
Opening March 7th 7-10p at Cooler Gallery
Please join us for Alex Proba's opening March 7th at Cooler Gallery! Mine Yours Ours Hers is the manifestation of a daily project started by artist Alex Proba in 2013. In her project A Poster A Day, Alex has opened up her platform and accepted invocations from people around the world — from issues of love, loss, happiness, and more — which she visually interpreted/responded to every day. At the time of the show opening, this call and response has been going on for nearly four years and is now nearing its conclusion. 1460 questions, 1460 posters.
Tattoo flash is a traditional art form displayed in tattoo shops throughout the world. Flash shows shop customers a curated selection of pre-designed art for them to draw inspiration or quickly pick a piece to ink.
The prompt challenged a wide range of visual artists to extend concepts from their bodies of work into the medium of flash - and in doing so challenge the form. The collected work will be exhibited in Cooler Gallery and tattoo artists will be present to give these tattoos to willing participants at the opening.
Live tattooing of the flash by tattoo artists Sara Antoinette Martin, Gabriel Pantoja, and Brooklyn Tattoo. Curated by Michael Yarinsky, hosted by Madera, show flyer by John F Malta.
Triboluminescence is the creation of light through the breaking of bonds. There’s pulling, ripping, scratching, crushing, abrasion - and finally, radiance. When a diamond is cut it fluoresces blue or red, not unlike how a person could be described. He is feeling blue, or she is red with anger. In people, in objects, solid states are disrupted. These rips are the the road to a blinding denouement.
This friction is what I capture in intricately thin silhouettes - bodies and scenery made of light. The men have suffered, and will suffer. The women are conniving and manipulative, naturally. Their tears are phony and their heels are high. I am bringing to light, literally, their wicked ways.
Kate Hush appeared in New York City via train in 2010, has been interested in wicked women since birth, and has been working with neon lighting since 2013. She is a quiet woman, and needs you to know nothing more.
Oh Golly is a band making selfish songs for the higher social conscious. Members Max Branigan, James Gentile, and Jenny Scales make music somewhere between punk, kindergarten, noise, and self-help. Take a listen here.
but it did, and you saw it.
December 11th, 2016 - January 3rd, 2017
Opening December 11th 2-5pm at Cooler
A shadow is always second, in reference to, always pointing.
The light changes. A different shape, a different form. It’s moving, not still.
So what pushed you to place that there? Who said where to look?
No one meant for that_______to cast a shadow, but it did, and you saw it, and it formed an image like this.
NYCSCL. Uniting the creatives of New York one drink at a time.
Meeting monthly on one Tuesday, NYCSCL is super casual and all about various NYC creatives meeting. It is hosted by Chad Phillips, Joe Doucet, Kiel Mead, Nora Wolf, and Julia Haney Montanez. Everyone is welcome. No need to R.S.V.P.
Please join NYCSCL for a special evening in collaboration with the Cooler Gallery on Tuesday, November 22nd from 7-10pm. (With cheap drinks!)
Cooler is an art gallery within a repurposed industrial icebox outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard — the physical border of large art, design, and manufacturing communities. Cooler Gallery seeks to be a breeding ground for thought at the crossing of fine art, design and manufacturing. The gallery is curated by architect and designer Michael Yarinsky and hosted by us.
We are pleased to invite you to the opening reception and gallery launch of Cooler Gallery on November 1st from 7-10pm. Join us for a beverage, view some art, and get a sneak peak of our new showroom!
Cooler Gallery is an art gallery within a repurposed industrial icebox outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard — the physical border of large art, design, and manufacturing communities. The curation aims to reflect the essence of this intersection. Cooler Gallery seeks to be a breeding ground for thought at the crossing of fine art, design and manufacturing.
We were honored to work with Caleb Mulvena and his team at Studio Mapos on the wood flooring and decking of this custom spec house where wood’s natural beauty is on full display. Through Studio Mapos’ disciplined design and the quality craftsmanship of Gentry Construction, our wide-plank oak floors have a truly inspiring canvas from which to shine. More about Peconic Bay House.