Regular trunk shows introduce cocktail-sipping customers to an influx of fresh accessories, both antique and new.
When Harvey Elgart first started looking around the Williamsburg-Greenpoint area for places to open a movie theater, he saw a wide open opportunity in a neighborhood devoid of commercial movie options. “It was under-screened,” recalls Elgart, who at the time already operated the Cobble Hill and Kew Gardens Cinemas.
We wanted to encourage the artists to come out of their studios and make work that the audience could dive into, to interact with each other and explore their own creativity. We were weaving in and out of dumpsters making art out of trash. You’d see really exciting trends—you really felt you were on the cutting edge.
“What sort of art would you show if you had access to the Brooklyn Museum’s space, its power, its audience?” Our critic, Sarah Schmerler, asked this question last fall; then she started her own curatorial initiative called “GO:Curate.” She selected the paintings of Lori Ellison and Elsie Kagan as a good place to start building a show of pertinent More > >