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 installation 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.
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.
We’re so grateful to have this stunning pop of color greet us every work day!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Plus, be sure to check out our upcoming exhibits across our locations through The Yard Art Program.