Art Night at The Yard: Gowanus

August 2, 2018/ by Olivia Ramirez

Join us for Art Night at The Yard on Wednesday, August 15th! We’ll be celebrating our newest art exhibit and the reveal of our brand new mural instillation in the courtyard at The Yard: Gowanus.

The new exhibit, titled Daydreaming, features works by Amy Williams, Sarah Nicole Phillips, and Rachel Selekman, curated by Porter Advisory.

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From left to right: Yellow Velvet Spray by Rachel Selekman, Luxury Condo Lobby by Sarah Nicole Phillips, First Life by Amy Williams

About the Exhibit

Daydreaming is defined as a short-term detachment from one’s immediate surroundings, during which a person’s contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake.

Attitudes toward daydreaming have changed over centuries. During the industrial revolution daydreaming became synonymous with laziness and thought to corrupt workers. For generations, parents have warned their children of the dangers of daydreaming.

Today we view it much more openly as a creative outlet and a much needed inner wander of our minds. Daydreaming, the exhibition, sets out to offer calming, meditative works to provoke the brain’s natural tendency to wander.

Mural Art Installation

In collaboration with our member and partner Jet Fuel Studio, we’re excited to unveil an exciting new mural at The Yard: Gowanus. Painted by artist Zimer over a span of four days, the art installation is a colorful take on the Brooklyn Bridge and the members bring our community to life each day.

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Mural Artist Zimer

We’re so grateful to have this stunning pop of color greet us every work day!

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Completed Mural at The Yard: Gowanus

At Art Night at The Yard, we’ll enjoy froze and light bites, music and mingling, and fun activities that you, your friends, and your family can enjoy!

To RSVP, send a note to olivia@theyard.com. We hope to see you there!

Plus, be sure to check out our upcoming exhibits across our locations through The Yard Art Program.