“When the Ground Breaks: Walk About Series” with Artist Elaine Angelopoulos

When the Ground Breaks: Walk About Series

Walk About’s are inspired group walks led by artist, Elaine Angelopoulos into neighborhoods that hug the Atlantic Yards Project. Together we will meditate on the sites of the neighborhood and its functionality as a urban community, despite the ongoing construction nearby. Walks will occur monthly, beginning at 1pm, in front of Soapbox Gallery, located at 636 Dean Street. All Walk About’s will be an hour long. Story Collection sessions will follow from 2-3pm in Soapbox Gallery.

October 1, 2011
October 29th, 2011
November 19, 2011
December 17, 2011
January 28, 2011
February 25,2011

RSVP by the day before, (the latest) at apoulet@earthlink.net.

Both events will be recorded and annotated for an upcoming webpage. (Anonymity and Privacy will be respected upon request of attendees).



In part of The Kickin’ It group exhibition curated by Suzan Shutan

Sunday, MAY 29 – Wednesday, JUNE 8, 2011

Saturday June 4, 2011 4:00-7:30pm

A giant window map with arranged artifacts and ephemera loaned from residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project pays homage to the local community conscious of and dedicated to challenge big business and government dealings surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project.  With a flyer titled “Loan Me Your Stuff”, Angelopoulos asked residents to loan her anything that reflected their experience of living in Brooklyn pre and post Nets invasion.

The perception she envisioned for her artwork was to translate the Soapbox piece into a public, live, and thriving material archive, reliquary, and or shrine. The array of objects and ephemera combined allow an openly fragmented narrative of the several neighborhoods directly affected by the changes that bind them together.

Angelopoulos extends a big thank you those who donated items to the installation, who donated funds on Kickstarter, to Jimmy Greenfield, Director of Soapbox Gallery, and to Suzan Shutan, Curator of the Kickin’ It Exhibition.

Saturday June 4th, 2011 2:00 – 4:00pm (and through opening)
Sunday   June 5th, 2011 4:00 – 6:00pm

Angelopoulos will be recording locals and visitors who wish to recollect their thoughts on urban change and development.

Contact info:  Apoulet@earthlink.net

To view the video shown on the installation monitor:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1399894388/when-the-ground-breaks?ref=live

Artist seeks materials for Soapbox Gallery exhibit


KINDLY LOAN ME … for 10 days ( from May 28 to June 8 ) … an artifact, piece of furniture, photograph, poem, story, sign, or any product that reflects your experience pre and post NETS neighborhood construction …. for the window of Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn.

I am an artist who was invited to exhibit in “Kickin It”, a six-week series of community engagement events starting April 30 and running every Saturday & Sunday (mid day-eve) through June 23. The success of my work depends upon collecting objects, which will get incorporated into a new artwork for the window.

I want the Soapbox space to be perceived as a public, live, and thriving material archive, reliquary, and or shrine. At the end of my exhibition, all loaned items will be returned to their rightful owners. Your work will be documented and you will be credited in an online archive.

If you are interested, please contact ASAP Elaine Angelopoulos:  Apoulet@earthlink.net

Soapbox Gallery is located at 636 Dean Street, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Visit on the web at http://soapboxgallery.org/

Atlantic Yards Art – today (May 21) at Dean Playground

from Brooklyn Based Tip Sheet: May 19-25:

Atlantic Yards Art

Students in Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts MFA Program have spent the past semester creating visual interpretations of the Atlantic Yards controversy. Now they’re inviting the community to participate in their art-based conversation as they present their work in “A Question of Domain: Art About Atlantic Yards.” The exhibition begins at 6:30pm in the playground located on 6th Avenue between Dean and Bergen Streets (look for the U-Haul parked on Bergen) and then moves indoors to the lower level of Southpaw at 8pm.

Made on Dean Street


Two Dean Street artists,

Tracy Collins and Oliver Herring,

have developments of note this month.

Tracy Collins will have several photographs in the show Brooklyn Utopias? at the Brooklyn Historical Society.  The show opens Friday October 2nd and runs through January 3rd.  The Brooklyn Historical Society is located at 128 Peirrepont Street at Clinton Street.  The show is in the first floor lobby.  Public Hours are Wednesday to Friday, Sunday 12-5 pm;  Saturday, 10am-5pm.

In addition, there is a forum, Town Hall Meeting:  Utopian Urban Planning, which will include Tracy, the artists and community leaders discussing Brooklyn’s future.

Please visit http://brooklynutopias.com

The date for the forum is Sunday, October 25 from 2-4 pm.

Art News Oliver

Artist Oliver Herring is featured on the cover and inside the September Art News.  Alex, the sculpture on the cover, will also be featured in the show Slash:  Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York from October 7, 2009 to April 2010.  In addition, Herring’s work is currently being featured in the Biennale D’Art Contemporain de Lyon in Lyon, France and in a solo show at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee.