By Katarina Hybenova
Bushwick was AGAIN exploding with art openings this past weekend, and the famous studio building on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood, 17-17 Troutman didn’t get left behind. The second gallery in the building after the excellent Regina Rex Parallel Art Space opened on Saturday night. Parallel Art Space is a successor of Camel Art Space, a quirky gallery that used to be located in East Williamsburg. We informed you some time ago about the move of the collective to 17-17 Troutman studio building.
Rob de Oude and Enrico Gomez of Parallel Art Space share an amazing studio that immediately neighbors their new gallery. Rob de Oude told us previously that they are looking to build a space smaller but cleaner space than Camel used to be. He also told us that they used to work a lot with guest curators at Camel but at Parallel they are excited to curate for a while themselves.
The result of their endeavor is truly amazing. Parallel Art Space doesn’t owe anything to its name, which references geometry, among other things. The space is pristine, the walls are beautifully made, and the angles are perfectly right.
Furthermore, their inaugural exhibition was fabulous. Alter Minimal, Lexicon Series Vol. 1 is a carefully crafted group show featuring some of the most promising artists from Brooklyn (Clinton King, Lance Lankford, Gary Petersen, Suzanne Stroebe, and Andrew Zarou) who in their art engage in exploring minimalism in different degrees. Perfect composition pleasing one’s brain was the dominant feel to Ater Minimal on Saturday night.
Alter Minimal, Lexicon Series Vol. 1 at Parallel Art Space is on view through May 20, 2012. Opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6pm.