This feels like one for the ages, where every age is a gift in time, and every change or new place is an historical turn in Bushwick’s transforming art landscape.
As of October 2015 there’s a new gallery in town, bringing to us an objective and determination to show difficult and subversive art. We can’t think of anyone else better destined to fulfill this vision than the man spearheading it: Christopher Stout.
Artist and founder of Bushwick Art Crit Group, Stout is opening his new gallery in East Williamsburg, debuting with two distinct shows on Friday, October 2nd. Christopher Stout Gallery (CSG/NY) is located at 299 Meserole Street, in the same building as Art Helix Gallery.
“Shepard” is CSG/NY’s debut solo exhibition, showcasing the work of sculptor Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, with the main piece modeled after the site of a hate crime in October 1998. Tactical and tactile, this replica along with others is recreating this symbol of struggle to remember those who lost in the fight for equality
Carrying a dialogue with the main exhibition, “Body” is a group show filling the project room space and including works by represented gallery artists Linda Griggs, Eric Gottshall, Josh Kil, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Thomas Stevenson, Vincent Tiley, J. Morrsion, Brian Whiteley and Kelsey Shwetz.
I’m highly honored to be opening Christopher Stout Gallery, New York in the same building as my ArtHelix gallery friends. In many important ways, CSG/NY is a natural extension of the many projects I’ve worked on as the founder of Bushwick Art Crit Group; however this gallery allows me to deeply focus on the careers of 11 transcendent artists whose work I celebrate as integral to Contemporary Art in New York. – Christopher Stout
“A special era in New York,” is how Christopher once described Bushwick to us, and in respect to his contributions to the neighborhood art scene through the Bushwick Art Crit Group where he has engaged with every possible artist in the community. He tells us, “On a personal level, I’m excited to be able to continue to invest my energy into both BACG and as director at the gallery. I love this neighborhood and the artists who make it feel like home to me.”
“Shepard” and “Body” open on Friday, October 2 and will be on view through November 2 at Christopher Stout Gallery, 299 Meserole Street in East Williamsburg.