Ani and Emma Katz’s Recession Arts Works Opening Party is this Weekend and I am thrilled. The two young and ambitions art patrons have re-written the rules of the New York gallery scene (and on a budget). Recession Art organization gives starving artists a forum for recognition. They also allow you, to buy orignal artwork without having to forfeit a month’s rent.
The Katz Sisters were both under employed art enthusiasts, during in January 2009 the economic climate of NYC gave way to the genesis of Recession Arts. The show features young, struggling artists who have yet to receive very much exposure. The innovative venue allows for artists to showcase their work outside the traditional gallery. In addition, a $500 price cap per piece is set so that middle-income art lovers can afford to purchase all arts displayed.
In 1989 the Guerrilla Girls conducted a “weenie count” at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the collection showed that less than 5% of the artists in the Met’s modern art sections were women. You won’t find that with Recession Arts. Of the 12 artists selected for the Spring 2010 show 7 are female.
Past shows have featured photography, installation pieces, multi-media collage and prints. The varied artistic styled and inviting and open setting at the Invisible Dog Gallery is seamlessly curated with a sensibility leaning more closer to fun and less toward pretension.
Saturday April 24th, 6pm to Midnight @ The Invisible Dog 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 [between Smith & Court streets Subway F or G Bergen Street stop]
More info @http://recessionartshows.com/
I hope you can all make it this Saturday, the opening party is always a blast. Beer, snacks and affordable arts abound. Feminist Kudos for sisters working together!