Mixed Media in Brooklyn: ART 3 Opens its Inaugural Exhibition in Bushwick

When Silas Shabelewska-von Morisse founded ART 3 gallery in Bushwick, she chose a name that reflected the three elements she wanted to focus on: the artists, the gallery, and the collectors. Following the gallery’s debut at the Pulse New York fair, its brick-and-mortar space has opened with its first show, “Inaugural Exhibition,” which puts 15 of the gallery’s roster of artists at center stage, representing contemporary voices from around the globe, working in a variety of media.

Painting is represented in various ways, from Norwegian artist Andre von Morrisse’s cartoon interpretation of Manet and his cheeky take on Andy Warhol to Claudia Baez’s painterly versions of photographs by Cindy Sherman. On paper, there are Alexis de Chaunac’s emotionally evocative black-and-white drawings in ink, gouache, charcoal, and paint stick, as well as Linda Karshan’s lighter-than-air charcoal works, which manifest a quest for minimal perfection. Photographers Kim Keever and Sergio Purtell offer opposing visions: Keever’s Technicolor abstractions contrast with Purtell’s timeless urban scenes in silver gelatin prints. And then there’s the cool polish of Adolfo Doring’s movie posters for his 2012 film COMING SOON, COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU, and the eerie found-object sculptures of Dan Bainbridge.

The new gallery, which focuses on emerging and mid-career artists working in all types of media—including drawing, painting, film and video, photography, installation, and sculpture—is situated in one of the city’s most exciting cultural hubs, located near the Luhring Augustine outpost that serves as an anchor to the area’s establishment.

Inaugural Exhibition” is on view at ART 3, Brooklyn, May 17th–June 14th, 2014.

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