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Lucky Gallery Hosts a Pierogi Party

Photo taken by Jaime McGovern

Lucky Gallery and collective members of “E.T.” are hosting a Pierogi Party at 136 Lawrence Street in Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2 – 6pm. “E.T.” is an art collective, formed by Laura Arena, artist and director of Lucky Gallery, comprised of eight multidisciplinary artists from New York City, Berlin, Guadalajara, London, and Antwerp, who have united forces ‘to take over the art scene’ in Berlin, Germany for a short moment of time. “E.T.” will be hosting numerous events in Berlin as part of Performance Month in May. Øh1Øm1ke, TJ Hospodar, and Michael Loverich (Bittertang) are three NYC-based artists from the collective participating in the Pierogi Party. For more information on “E.T.” exhibition read the press release.

“The preparation and cooking of the the pierogi is a collective effort between myself and the artists” say Amy Weng of Lucky Gallery. “The audience experience each participant’s unique interpretation of the pierogi in this performance.”

The Pierogi Party will feature live preparation of handmade fresh pierogi, live music and art, a silent auction of artwork and gifts from local Brooklyn businesses and artists. Øh1Øm1ke, TJ Hospodar, Michael Loverich, and Amy Weng of Lucky Gallery, will each produce fresh pierogi of different fillings at designated stations on site. Meat and vegetarian pierogi will be available for purchase. Music will be provided by Timothy Shipman, Marshall Moran, and Comandante Zero along with other musical guests yet to be announced.

The collective at 136 Lawrence Street has generously opened its doors to us to host the Pierogi Party. This special space emanates creativity and is easily accessible from anywhere in the City. The seven writers, musicians, innovative thinkers, and mind, body & heart healers, who live there cooperatively own and run a bed and breakfast out of their home called 3B. For more information, check out www.3bbrooklyn.com.

Please join us on Saturday, May 12 for a day full of festivities from 2-6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the event for samplings from the different pierogi stations. Drinks and food will be available.

All funds raised will help support travel expenses for “E.T.” participating artists to Berlin and gallery support. More information about this exhibition and performances can be found at www.luckygallery.com.

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Lucky Gallery and Okazi Gallery Presents the Work of “E.T.”

“E.T.” is a temporary artist collective, formed by artist and curator Laura Arena of Lucky Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. “E.T.” is comprised of six artists who have united forces ‘to take over the art scene’ in Berlin for a short moment of time. “E.T.” will be working on site at Okazi Gallery (pikaloki.com/okazigallery) and will be also holding events on behalf of Month of Performance Art, in Berlin. “E.T.” members are multidisciplinary artists residing in New York City, Berlin, Guadalajara, London, and Antwerp.

The root of their collaboration will be in the method of the ‘exquisite corpse’, a technique invented by the Surrealists in the early 1900’s, which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to the composition in a sequence either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. “E.T.” uses this process as the starting point for their collaboration, which began several months before arrival to Berlin.

“Through this process of the ‘exquisite corpse’ a large amount of new work will be created between those located in Europe and those in the United States”, says Arena. “This work will encompass all our methods of art making and will mold us into a cohesive unit in preparation for our time in Berlin. The intent is to have these exercises be the framework for our collaboration in Berlin and this process will be demonstrated on the walls of Okazi Gallery.”

“E.T.” is also a participant of Month of Performance Art –Berlin (www.mpa-b.org), a month-long platform dedicated to highlighting, promoting and interconnecting the wealth and diversity of independent, contemporary and experimental performance art practices thriving in Berlin. E.T. is offering “Esprit de Corps”, a series of events to promote, encourage and motivate all ages to become physically active as a means to participate in Art.

“Out of these exquisite corpse exercises and our unification in Berlin, we will be creating a new sport and its various paraphernalia: its uniforms, instruments, anthems, awards and opening ceremonies”, says Michael Loverich, member of Bittertang. “Unlike most sporting events which are organized in advance around commonly understood rules our sports will be created on site, in the context of our temporary and intimate union in Berlin and directed by our new found friendships and interests. It will be an open experiment in gathering, interactive behavior, field design, sound tracking and accoutrement.”

Opening Ceremony of “Esprit de Corps” will commence at 7pm on May 18th at Okazi Gallery. All the people of Berlin are encouraged to attend and participate. The opening ceremony will include various performances and programs will be handed out listing Esprit de Corps events happening at various times throughout Berlin.

Okazi Gallery will be the hub of all the activity by the collective. The exhibition is about the process of this collaboration rather than the work itself. Okazi Gallery is located at Türrschmidtstr. 18, 10317 Berlin, Germany. The opening reception is on May 18th at 6pm and opening ceremony for “Esprit de Corps” is at 7pm.

The members of “E.T.” are Øh1Øm1ke (NYC), Yannis Angelopoulos (Berlin), Laura Arena (NYC), Bittertang (NYC and Guadalajara), Stephanie Homa (London), TJ Hospodar (NYC), and Tina Schott (Antwerp).

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Lucky Gallery and Ventiko Host “Animamus Art Salon”


Lucky Gallery is extremely excited to work with artist/curator Ventiko in hosting an Animamus Art Salon at the Schoolhouse artist collective at 330 Ellery Street in Brooklyn, on April Fools Day, 2012, 7 – 11pm.

Created by Ventiko in 2011, Animamus provides a safe, supportive environment for artists of all mediums to debut and discuss their current work while encouraging audience participation. These monthly traveling salons create temporary communities where artists can exchange ideas amongst the peers and the public in NYC.

“This is the first time Lucky Gallery is hosting an event outside of its home of Red Hook, Brooklyn,” says Laura Arena, Director of Lucky Gallery. “We are very excited to showcase gallery artists at Ventiko’s Animamus Art Salon with our friends the Schoolhouse in Bushwick because we all share similar passion to provide a supportive venue for artists to share creativity and ideas.”

Animamus Art Salon will feature the work of twelve artists, Karla Carballar, Andy Cavatorta & Mihaeko, TJ Hospodar, Jason Martin, Tessa Mauclere, Kathryn Moise, Mariette Papic, Max Piersol, and Justin Orvis Steimer including a performance by The Push Pops, a radical, queer feminist art collective, and an interactive performance by artist Laura Lee Gulledge.

Animamus Artist Salon this month takes place at the Schoolhouse, originally P.S. 52, a three-story live/work space in Bushwick. It is a venue for a wide variety of musical performances, art exhibitions, photo shoots and film projects and has been a home to artists since 1996.

Please join us on April Fools Day with performances and presentations from 7-11pm. Cost of admission is $10 and drinks will be available. We thank our sponsors Hi! Prosecco and Sixpoint Brewery.

Event Date and Time: Sunday, April 1, 2012, 7-11pm
Location: The Schoolhouse, 330 Ellery Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Event Cost: $10

Karla Carballar
was born in Mexico City. Her work in video, photography and installation has been exhibited in the US, Mexico, Asia and Europe, including Today Art Museum, Beijing; Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Bienal de Yucatán, Mexico; and the Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven, a year traveling exhibition around Mexico.

Andy Cavatorta is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the dark territory of human potential that lies just beyond the reach of imagination. Andy has partnered with Ensemble Robot and produced dynamic experimental musical instruments that challenged concepts of musical invention. After studying at MIT’s Media Lab (2008-10) he spent eighteen months in collaboration with Björk and created pendulum-based Gravity Harps, which can be seen and heard in her current residency Biophilia.

TJ Hospodar was born in Ohio and currently resides in New York. His primary passions are photography and performance. He is interested in the norms found within gift economies and hospitality and tourist-versus-neighbor relations. He can be found operating his car service, often free, here in the USA, which he will present during the salon.

Jason Martin works in new media and will present a series under the general title POWER ANIMALS. This work engages species-queer, glamorous, and paganistic animism. With it, he explores power structures, species and gender hybridity, witchcraft, military conflict, rock music, pre-history, and analog electronics through rituals in bright spandex to open portals, utilizing a range of tools from electronics to wrestling holds.

Tessa Mauclere
has lived and worked in New York City for the past three years and accumulates experience in various forms while finding her freedom of artistic expression to be muted by the challenge of survival. Late night collages, illustrations and secret archiving of documents meant to be thrown away become manifestations of what she calls this art of necessity where the lack of inspiration inspires.

Mihaeko is a versatile artist whose work combines the mundane with the poetic. Focusing on intimate aspects of silence and gesture, her work is often imbued with dreamy, lyrical overtones or comedic bits of absurdism that render her pieces at once surreal and profoundly personal.

Kathryn Moise is organized. She has developed a keen sense of evaluating what others need and carefully and efficiently executes solutions to make life easier and will be sharing her advice on how artists can simplify and organize their lives to get stuff done faster and more effectively.

Mariette Papic is a writer and photographer, the author of the chapbook, “Electric Bathtub Psalms” and essays on graffiti and culture, including “The Ache of The Real” (Pantheon Projects). She is a contributor to the Interview Blogazine, and 12Questions.us. She is an avid dreamer and traveler, exploring new forms of memoir and currency in a sphere inhabited by her alter ego, “Ruby Gold”.

Max Piersol is an artist from Red Hook, Brooklyn who has been working in visual art, film making and acting since 1997. He specializes in stencil work and painting, and is inspired by stoke, living in New York and avoiding schoolwork. Max was in “Anatomically Incorrect”, a street-art based collaborative show at Lucky Gallery, and has also written “A Hairy Situation”, which won several awards in 2009.

Justin Orvis Steimer
continues to explore the process of scribbling on found objects, the tactile nature of which he embraces as a counter balance to the digital world.

Schoolhouse
The Schoolhouse has been a home to artists since 1996. the building, originally ps 52, was built in 1883 and the energy from over 100 years of existence resonates throughout. the three story live/ work space manages to balance a productive environment with a strong sense of family and community. it has served as a venue for a wide variety of musical performances, art exhibitions, photo shoots and film projects while during most nights of the week the residents gather in the kitchen and cook dinner together.

Lucky Gallery
Lucky Gallery works with underrepresented and emerging artists looking for a venue to share creativity and ideas in a supportive environment. The gallery focuses on the interaction and communication between the artist and community, through performance, workshops, education and opportunity. For more information visit www.luckygallery.com or email laura@luckygallery.com.

Animamus Art Salon
Drawing its inspiration from the salon format first popularized in 17th Century France, where aristocrats invited thinkers, artists, and writers to their homes to discuss ideas, Animamus Art Salon seeks, in this digital age, to create a physical meeting space that fosters exchange of ideas, facilitate discourse, and creates a sense of community. Salons are held monthly. Artists interested in participating in future salons can propose a presentation/performance by emailing animamusartsalon@gmail.com.

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“Here in Red Hook” Book Release Party Photos

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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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Lucky Gallery Presents “Made in Red Hook”

From May 22nd to June 13th, Lucky Gallery is pleased to announce “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 that displayed the actual artistic production and presented the city’s 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.

“The mission of this exhibition is to make Lucky Gallery the center of artistic intellectual conversation in Red Hook”, says Bogdanovic. “Where artists and art spectators can share their artistic sensibilities as well as have insight in the local artist community.”

Exhibition Dates: May 22, 2010 – June 13th, 2010
Opening Reception: May 22, 7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Sat/Sun 1-6 and by appt. only
Gallery Address: Lucky Gallery, 176 Richards Street, Brooklyn, NY. 11231

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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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“Daily Porn” Opening Reception

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