Every artist in the burg, point, ridge, and wick will be out tonight to join Pierogi in celebrating their 20 year anniversary with a sprawling group show that features over 120 artists. Among those artists are Mike Ballou, David Kramer, Mark Lombardi, Ken Butler, Luisa Caldwell, Ward Shelley, and The Freds – Tomaselli and Valentine.
Pierogi opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on North 9th Street in September 1994, where it remains today. Williamsburg doesn’t look the same as it did twenty or thirty years ago, but it was around that time that visual artists flooded in to Brooklyn and created multiple communities. Pierogi’s reputation for a unique, unconventional approach is grounded in this context. Over time Williamsburg’s example fostered numerous artist communities throughout Brooklyn and Queens which continue to expand to this day.
As part of their 20th Anniversary celebration, Pierogi will also hold a Brooklyn Gravity Racers event (think Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby) at The Boiler, Pierogi’s large-scale artworks and installations space, in mid-September.
Pierogi XX at Pierogi, at 7pm
177 No. 9th Street, Williamsburg