Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tabla Rasa Celebrates the Brooklyn Bridge in Sunset Park

As I mentioned in an earlier post, tomorrow is the official opening of Tabla Rasa's Bridge as Icon show to honor the 125th Birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. This is from their website:

In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge,
Tabla Rasa Gallery presents BRIDGE as ICON. This exhibition offers artwork inspired by the world's best known bridge. The universally recognized Gothic arches provide a soaring visual metaphor for the spirit of ingenuity. As the omnipresent symbol of Brooklyn itself, the bridge has been an inspiration for poetry, cinema, music, advertising, as well as painting and graphic arts. Whether literal or symbolic, each artwork captures an individual essence of connection.

Original contemporary paintings, photographs, and works on paper will be on display, along with vintage bookplates and prints.

Among the artists exhibiting in BRIDGE as ICON are:

Ginger Andro & Chuck Glicksman

Stephen Basso

Ramona Candy

Michael Dalton

Simon Dinnerstein

Gregory Frux
Cesar Garcia

Joergen Geerds

Irma King
Vijay Kumar
Sangbin IM

Philomena Marano

Florence Neal
Lucy Nurkse
Nick Savides

Pierre Vincent.

The gallery is located at 224 48th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in SPArC (Sunset Park Artists' Community). From Manhattan, "D" train to 36 Street in Brooklyn, cross platform, and take "R" train one stop to 45th Street. Parking is available.

Tabla Rasa Gallery is free and open to the public
Thursday through Saturday, noon until 5 pm,
Call for additional hours and summer schedule updates
call (718).833.9100.

On May 20th, Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn had a posting about one of the Brooklyn artists, Simon Dinnerstein, which included his "Purple Haze." Great stuff. I look forward to checking it out this week. Today, the Brooklyn Eagle had an extensive article about the gallery and the exhibit.

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