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“Here in Red Hook” Book Release Party Photos

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Lucky Gallery Hosts a Book Release Party for “Here in Red Hook”

Andy Vernon-Jones, Raheem and Raquan Smoking Before School

Lucky Gallery, after a long hiatus, is pleased to be hosting a book release party for Here in Red Hook, a photography book from Red Hook photographer, Andy Vernon Jones, at 360 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7 – 10pm. The book is composed of photos taken in the streets, alleys and abandoned lots of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook and combine a documentary approach with an art-photography sensibility. The photos express the beauty and struggle of life in Red Hook. Many of the portraits are of young people who are at the cusp of adulthood; their gazes show their toughness and their hope for the future.

Vernon-Jones manages to capture the many layers of the neighborhood that the average person does not see traversing the main street. There is a sense of nostalgia and romanticism in this work a sense of timelessness; it is hard to tell the time frame of when this work was made. He is so at ease with his subjects and the neighborhood he unobtrusively captures their spirits and weaves together a narrative, through desolate landscapes and candid portraits, of one of the most unique neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Red Hook.

Here in Red Hook presents a body of work that Vernon-Jones has been working on for nearly five years and presents the series in its entirety for the first time. Some of these images have been featured: on Vernon-Jones’ blog www.hereinredhook.blogspot.com, at Lucky Gallery’s “Made in Red Hook” exhibition and at the Brooklyn Museum. All the photographs in the book were shot on medium format film includes an introduction by Brian Zimbler and a hand-drawn map of Red Hook by artist Adam Thompson. Avni Bhatia and Andy Vernon-Jones designed this 96 page, limited edition book hand-numbed by Vernon-Jones.

Lucky Gallery is very excited to work with Vernon-Jones again after the closure of Lucky Gallery storefront at 176 Richards Street in July 2010. Lucky Gallery’s director, Laura Arena is reincarnating “the spirit of gallery” by hosting this event at 360 Van Brunt Street just a few blocks from the where the gallery once was located.

“Lucky Gallery does not need a storefront to exist, the spirit and practice to provide a supportive environment for emerging artists lives on,” says Laura Arena. “Having this opportunity to work again with Red Hook artist Vernon-Jones and hosting this event in the community of which this book reflects is fitting for the relaunch of Lucky Gallery as an independent entity working and collaborating with artists, galleries and artist spaces world-wide.”

The book release party for Here in Red Hook is on November 17, 2011 from 7 – 10 at 360 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The party will include food, drink, music, and book signing with the artist. There will also be limited editions of photos for sale of Vernon-Jones imagery from Here in Red Hook. For more information email laura@luckygallery.com.

This event is sponsored by, The Good Fork, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Sixpoint Brewery, Baked, Brooklyn Ice House, Esser Vineyards, and Breuckelen Distilling.

And special! special! thanks to Scott Pfaffman for the use of 360 Van Brunt Street!

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“Made in Red Hook” Opening Reception Photos

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“Made in Red Hook” Opening Reception, May 22, 7-10 PM

After a brief hiatus – Lucky Gallery is back with the biggest group show to date. Help Lucky celebrate our one-year anniversary, and the Brooklyn Studio Tour with our opening of “Made in Red Hook” a traditional salon exhibition by Red Hook artists Todd von Ammon, Laura Arena, Maria Baraybar, Andy Vernon-Jones, Christina Kelly, Heather Phelps-Lipton, Nate Luce, Rachel Mosler, L. Nichols, Julia Oldham, Anna Ortiz, Joshua Ray Stephens, Eric Taylor, Elizabeth Tomasetti, Tonky and Beriah Wall.

The concept behind the exhibition is to introduce to the public the wide range of artistic capabilities of local artists and to provide an atmosphere to encourage the exchange of ideas between artists and the public. The artists’ production is presented through different mediums including photography, drawing, video, book making, collage, painting, contemporary crafts and sculpture.

“Made in Red Hook” is curated by gallery director and participating artist Laura Arena and Ana Bogdanovic, who plan to transform Lucky Gallery into the traditional setting reminiscent of Salon de Paris, the annual public exhibition of the French Royal Academy in the 18th and 19th century that displayed the actual artistic production and presented the cities most established artists at the time.

Artists’ works will be exhibited floor-to-ceiling and the artists and visitors are invited to spend time in our seating area where there will be literary materials and videos to view.

Its our anniversary, it is Brooklyn Open Studios, it is “Made in Red Hook” – get yourself here get LUCKY in Red Hook!

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Red Hook & Carroll Gardens 2010 Open Studio Tour

Elizabeth Tomasetti

Lucky Gallery is a proud sponsor and participant in the Red Hook & Carroll Gardens 2010 Open Studio Tour, when artists open up their studios to the public. This is a great opportunity to get an intimate look at this thriving artist community. Meet directly with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture & etc. in their own working studio environment while enjoying wine and food. Tour maps will be available.

Lucky Gallery participating artists:
Todd von Ammon
Laura Arena
Maria Baraybar
Stephanie Homa
Andy Vernon-Jones
Christina Kelly
Heather Phelps-Lipton
Nate Luce
Rachel Mosler
Kate Murray
Julia Oldham
L. Nichols
Anna Ortiz
Joshua Ray Stephens
Eric Taylor
Elizabeth Tomasetti
Beriah Wall

Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23 from 12PM-6PM

Visit brooklynstudiotours.com for updates, tour maps and the virtual online tour.

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