The Invisible Dog Art Center Opening Weekend March 10-11

The Invisible Dog Art Center, under the direction of Lucien Zayan, opens three solo exhibitions, one group show, and all 32 of its resident artists’ studios this weekend, March 10-11.

To begin its spring season, with a focus on diverging embodiments of time, the Carroll Gardens interdisciplinary hub presents: Distorting (a messiah project, 13C) by R. Justin Stewart, curated by Risa Shoup, in the ground floor space; 365 by Daniel Horowitz, curated by Chong Gon Byun, in the garden gallery; The Artists of The Invisible Dog by photographer Malcolm Brown as individual prints and in book form; Work/Space 2012, the second installment of the annual 32 in-house artists’ group exhibition and open studios event. Additionally, Mac Premo’s autobiographic curiosity cabinet, the Dumpster Project, remains on view in the outdoor space.

With Distorting (a messiah project, 13C), Stewart, a professed agnostic, presents the first installment in a series of sculptural explorations of the idea of the messianic within Judaism, here focusing on the 13th century.  A web of fleece, rope, and plastic radiates through the space, abstracting the artist’s two-year research process while simultaneously disclosing it through QR codes embedded on the installation.

Daniel Horowitz, an artist working primarily in digital media, shares 365 new works fabricated during a Parks-ian commitment to daily analog illustration, collage, and “making something with your hands.”  This curious bestiary marks Horowitz’s most comprehensive solo show to date.

Photographer Malcolm Brown introduces the resident artists of the Invisible Dog in a series of quirky and humorous portraits.  Taken over an intensive yearlong process, the images highlight the interplay between the artists’ personalities, work environment, and creative practice.  The works will be available for purchase as framed or individual prints and as a 68-page book.

The group show and open studios event features: Douglas Adesko, Juan Alfaro, Dean Alfonzo, Bina Altera, Rachel Barrett, Vanessa Belli, Gabriel Benzur, Malcolm Brown, Liz Burow, Chong Gon Byun, Julia Cocuzza, Andre Da Loba, Dillon Dewaters, Maria Gracia Donoso, Pascale Gueracague, Nancy Hubbard, Whitney V. Hunter, Nemo Hoffman, Oliver Jeffers, Kiya Kim, Anna Levikova, Gilles Lyon, Anne Mourier, Joanna Neborsky, Prune Nourry, Sarah Palmer, Claudia Paneca, Mac Premo, Xavier Roux, Aaron Ruff, Anita Sto, and Susan Weinthaler

Outside, one may still experience Mac Premo’s dumpster as moveable-gallery and vast collection of stuff as art object/personal taxonomy.

Group show hours and open studios are Saturday March 10th from 1-10pm and Sunday March 11th from 11am-6pm.  Opening reception: Saturday, March 10th 6-10pm.


The Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY

F/G to Bergen St.


This event is part of The Armory Arts Week.

Photo credit R. Justin Stewart.

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