Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick (which during our first year was named Christopher Stout Gallery, New York) launched our innaugural year of art programming on Friday, October 02nd... HERE is a look back at the solo, group exhibitions, and Miami Basel art presentation that comprised our fall/winter season.

 


Our third feature exhibition for December 2015 at CSG/NY is titled, "Army Of Lovers" with bold and triumphant works by Linda Griggs, Josh Kil, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Kelsey Shwetz, Vincent Tiley, J. Morrison, Brian Andrew Whiteley, and Eric Gottshall.

During this exhibition, the gallery will notably premier NEW major works by feminist painters Kelsey Shwetz and Anne Sherwood Pundyk along with a new sculptural installation by Josh Kil. In addition, we will also show NEW works by artists Lisa Levy, Kenny Colors, Anthony Viti, Cupid Ojala, and Drew Van Diest.

"Army Of Lovers" will be on view December 18th, 2015 through January 24th, 2016.

Kindly note that our gallery will be closed December 24th through January 07th for winter break in observance of the end-of-year holidays.



Christopher Stout Gallery, New York (CSG/NY) is a contemporary art gallery in East Williamsburg, showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists. We delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual.

Our gallery is pleased to be participants during Art Basel week in Miami Beach in “Artist-Run,” a part of the Satellite Show. (www.satelliteprojects.com)

Artist-Run focuses on the artist-run space, and is curated by Brooklyn “it gallery” Tiger Strikes Asteroid.

The venue for this show is the Ocean Terrace Hotel, where 40 rooms have been converted into presentations by 40 artist-run art galleries. A majority of the costs for this mega concept show have been assumed by a private funder, meaning that the artists and works shown at “Artist-Run” were able to be chosen solely on the merit of the work.

We’re thrilled to be a part of this debut venture, and specifically proud to be showing in conjunction with longtime friends Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, Philadelphia, & L.A.), Transmitter Gallery, Julie Torres / Art in America, Art F City (F.A.G.), Field Projects, and Platform Gallery. Solidarity to our friends and neighbors as we experiment together with new platforms and new dialogues in Contemporary Art.

Artist-Run and Satellite Art Show are located between 73rd and 75th Streets



Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is a gallery located at 299 Meserole Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn; showing subversive and difficult work by NYC artists. 

In the project room gallery, our November group exhibition at CSG/NY is titled, "Skin In The Game " by represented gallery artists Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Josh Kil, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Vincent Tiley, J. Morrison, Brian Whiteley, and Kelsey Shwetz.

In the same construct as the corps de ballet or the opera chorus, CSG/NY project space will feature new works monthly by the 09 represented gallery artists who are not exhibiting in our solo gallery, allowing them to dialogue with the featured body of work, and allowing the audience an alternative perspective by which to approach the solo exhibition.

This group exhibition of CSG/NY artists will run in correlation with Linda Grigg’s solo exhibition “The First Time Is Not Like Porn” from November 6th until November 29th. We look forward to welcoming you at our opening.

Christopher Stout, Director

(Images Above, "Spy," Image Stills From A Film By CSG/NY Artist Josh Kil)

 




Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is a gallery located at 299 Meserole Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn; showing subversive and difficult work by NYC artists.

Our second solo exhibition for November 2015 at CSG/NY is titled, "The First Time Is Not Like Porn" with paintings and drawings by much loved Lower East Side artist, Linda Griggs.

Over the last two years, Linda has interviewed her friends and strangers about the stories of losing their virginity. She has carefully painted out these narratives, while illustrating them with painted images taken from commercial pornography. The result is a rather striking comparison between biological human sexuality, and the artificial outcome of the monetization of human sexuality.

"The First Time Is Not Like Porn" will be on view November 6-29th. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon-6:00pm.

 

 


Opening Oct 2nd, Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is a gallery located at 299 Meserole Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn; showing subversive and difficult work by NYC artists.

In the project room gallery, our debut group exhibition at CSG/NY is titled, "Body " by represented gallery artists Linda Griggs, Eric Gottshall, Josh Kil, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Thomas Stevenson, Vincent Tiley, J. Morrison, Brian Andrew Whiteley, and Kelsey Shwetz.

In the same construct as the corps de ballet or the opera chorus, CSG/NY project space will feature new works monthly by the 10 represented gallery artists who are not exhibiting in our solo gallery, allowing them to dialogue with the featured body of work, and allowing the audience an alternative perspective by which to approach the solo exhibition.



 




Opening Oct 2nd, CSG/NY is a gallery located at 299 Meserole Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn; showing subversive and difficult work by NYC artists. Our debut solo exhibition at CSG/NY is titled, "Shepard" by sculptor Phoenix Lindsey-Hall.

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall makes porcelain replicas of the weapons utilized in hate crimes against gay and lesbians.
Shepard is a large-scale porcelain sculpture modeled after the wooden fence where Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured, and left to die on the evening of October 6, 1998.

Nearly 20 years after this iconic and cruel hate crime, Brooklyn artist Phoenix Lindsey-Hall is recreating this symbol of struggle to remember those who have been lost in the fight for equality. This crime was not only culturally significant, but is of personal importance to Lindsey-Hall who experienced the loss of Sheppard the same year she came out as queer. Much of Lindsey-Hall’s work deals with queer hate crimes, cultural loss and the artifacts that are evidence of these acts.

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall's exhibition will run from October 2nd until November 2nd. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon-6pm.



 
 


Christopher Stout Gallery, New York has rebranded our gallery name to Art During The Occupation Gallery, Bushwick in correlation with a gallery structure change to a not for profit organization.

Our new name serves as a constant statement of protest against our current national leadership.

MORE THAN EVER, our gallery will remain steadfast in its mission to show subversive and difficult work, serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual.

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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick

(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York)

119 Ingraham Street
Ground Floor Main Gallery at Brooklyn Fire Proof Building
Brooklyn, New York 11237

Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday Noon-6:00pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and also by private appointment.

Website: www.art-during-the-occupation-gallery.com
E-mail: ArtDuringTheOccupationGallery@gmail.com
Instagram: @ArtDuringTheOccupationGallery
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArtDuringTheOccupationGallery/




An HONORABLE mention!!! Our gallery name change from Christopher Stout Gallery, New York to Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is cited in an article by Carl Swanson in New York Magazine titled, "Is Political Art the Only Art That Matters Now?" regarding the art world “going to war” with Trump… click the image above to access the online version of the article.