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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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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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Figure Drawing Session, Monday Nights 7:30-10pm

Figure Drawing in Red Hook at The Luggage Factory. Short to long poses in a comfortable, creative environment. Bring a drink or snack to share if you like! Every Monday night 7:30-10pm, 19 Delavan St., studio 2M, $10/person.

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Lucky Gallery Artists in Residence

Pedro Covo

Lucky Gallery is looking for artists to take residence at the gallery space in Red Hook.

+ all amenities
+ 24/Hr Access
+ show opportunities at Lucky Gallery
+ exposure through Lucky Gallery site and other marketing initiatives

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“Daily Porn” Opening Reception, Feb 13, 6-9PM

Daily Porn

Spend part of your Valentines weekend at Lucky Gallery, join us Feb 13th for the opening reception of “Daily Porn.”

It might be cold outside but things are heating up in Red Hook with a pornographic bonanza of erotic books, collages, drawings, sculpture, and performance by artists Greg Beyer, Will Kurtz, John Lennon, Morgan Miller, Mark Mulroney, Kevin Muth, Hannah Nelson, Tara Sinn, Alix Sorrell, and Iulia Toacaci, exploring the ever-changing role of pornography in the realm of the contemporary art.

Curated by gallery director Laura Arena and artist Iulia Toacaci, Daily Porn aims to explore and define what is erotic and titillating to different creative individuals, displaying a diversity of sensibilities and approaches that range from the humorous and raunchy, to the personal and the intimate.

DJ Spacey Sissick will be spinning records, special Valentines Day treats made by Hannah Nelson, live drawings done by Alix Sorrell. Food and drink will be povided!

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“Anatomically Incorrect” Opening Reception, Jan 16, 6-9PM

Anatomically Incorrect

Anatomically Incorrect

Saturday evening, January 16, from 6-9PM, Lucky Gallery is hosting an artist reception for the exhibition “Anatomically Incorrect” which is an an on-site collaborative drawing installation by Anastasia Akulinina/Kaerfkrahs, Brian Butler, Downer, Faro, Scott Ferguson, Fish McGill, Maxwell Piersol, Cardon Webb, and Eunjeong Yoo. “Anatomically Incorrect” exhibition runs January 16th to February 7th.

The artists chose to focus on anatomy, which is a concrete, organized system, which is in contrast to the chaotic/spontaneous process of this show – the end result leads to figures anatomically incorrect.

Working directly on the gallery wall each artist creates a visual conversation; the alchemy of characters, text, and pattern affecting how the mural expands as each artist works responsively to the other.

Food and drink will be provided.

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“Made in Red Hook”

Lucky Gallery is looking for artists that reside in Red Hook or have a studio in Red Hook to participate in an upcoming exhibition titled “Made in Red Hook.” All Mediums are welcome. Please contact Laura@LuckyGallery.com for more information.

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Lucky Gallery Outdoor Film Event ‘When Clouds Clear’ by Danielle Bernstein

When Clouds Clear

When Clouds Clear

‘When Clouds Clear’ is an award winning feature-length documentary that delves into one remote community’s radical resistance to a proposed copper mine that would level and destroy their way of life forever. Set in the isolated cloud forests of the northern Ecuadorian Andes Mountains, the film is narrated by the founders and children of Junín who depict how the village’s daily life has been affected by copper that were discovered beneath their land.

As two invading mining companies become increasingly brazen in their attempts to infiltrate and control the area, the community forms a united resistance in order to survive. Still, some citizens side with the wealth that the companies promise, causing irreparable divisions, pitting friend against friend and father against son. Suddenly these once-peaceful farmers find themselves thrust into a dangerous world of corruption, splintered households, murder and arson as they fight tenaciously to protect their land and families.

Danielle Bernstein
Danielle is a New York based filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. In 2006 she started the production company Clear Films and went on to co-direct, produce and shoot the award winning film ‘When Clouds Clear’, released in 2008. Clear Films is in the process of becoming a green production company and supports filmmakers and artist whose projects address social issues and strive to move audiences to action. Danielle is currently working on a new film, Mothers of a Nation.

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“Honey I Shrunk Red Hook” Opening Reception

Lucky Gallery, Luis Blackaller

Lucky Gallery, Luis Blackaller

Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM, Lucky Gallery will be hosting an opening party for the exhibition, “Honey I Shrunk Red Hook”, a public art project and installation by Luis Blackaller and Andy Cavatorta.

Blackaller and Cavatorta will create a cardboard model of the streets surrounding Lucky Gallery, and build a collection of photorealistic dolls representing Red Hook dwellers.

Visitors to the Lucky Gallery will be encouraged to play with the dolls and have the option to have their own doll made. The familiar sites and people everybody knows will be the one’s in the imagination, giving visitors the chance to meet (or even be!) the familiar strangers all around them.

So come on down to the Little Red Hook inside the Big Red Hook and help bring it to life, re-arrange it, tag it up, and fill it with surprises. Bring friends and objects, dreams and fears, and stories only you can tell.

For more information email laura@luckygallery.com or visit http://luckygallery.com

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