HERE is a look back at the solo exhibitions and art fair projects that comprised our 2017 programming at Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick; founded and directed by Christopher Stout.




Image Caption: A selection of future estate items from artist Lisa Levy:

  1. Photo album of India trip 1996
  2. Salt & pepper shakers from the Cedar Tavern closing, Sunday, November 26, 2006
  3. Joan Rivers Biography
  4. Photo of my pet ferret
  5. Artwork: "I'd like to get rid of my insecurities" boomerang
  6. Cheltenham High School diploma 1974

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Year 3, Exhibition 3
LISA LEVY,
PLEASE HELP LOOK AFTER MY STUFF WHEN I AM DEAD

Exhibition Dates: November 03rd – November 26th, 2017 
Opening Reception: Friday, November 03rd, 6:30-9:00pm

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is pleased to announce “Please Help Look After My Stuff When I Am Dead,” a conceptual solo exhibition by artist Lisa Levy. This marks the second Art During the Occupation Gallery solo show by the artist, and also her third exhibition project with the gallery. Lisa Levy’s previous solo was titled, “The Artist Is Humbly Present” and was shown in January 2016.
Here is Lisa Levy’s art statement regarding the work:

You Can’t Take It With You

This is a show I could not have done earlier in my life. I spent the 59th year of my life anxiously preparing myself mentally to turn 60. After my 60th birthday, I spent the next year adjusting to my new identity as “young old” and through the experience, I realized I felt ok about it, even relieved that I could more fully “own” my age as I was officially “old.”

Please Help Me Look After My Stuff When I am Dead is my attempt to reassure you people that aging and getting closer to death is not as frightening and depressing as you might have been told. I’m finding some fun playing with it. I hope this exhibit helps you relax a bit. Most importantly, just try to eat right and get as much physical activity as you can.

I have curated my most prized possessions and numbered them. I am inviting you to choose one or more so I can leave it to you and feel better about my impending death. (As far as I know, I am in good health. I am hoping to make it to my 80’s.) I’m asking you to fill out a card because I will need your info. I also want to know how you relate to the object you selected so that I can make sure it gets to the person that wants it the most.

I appreciate you “adopting” my things. It will help me feel secure in my aging!

How it works:

  1. Choose the item(s) you wish to have bequeathed by me to you in my will
  2. Fill out one card per numbered item and leave it at the desk
  3. I will select the recipient for each item and notify them as soon as they are selected
  4. Wait till I die — you will be notified to make arrangements with my executor to receive the item

 

 


Year 3, Exhibition 2, QUEER FIGHT SONGS

Exhibition Dates: October 13th – October 29th, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 13th, 6:30-9:00pm

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is pleased to invite you to our second presentation of YEAR 3, a group exhibition titled QUEER FIGHT SONGS.

You are cordially invited to this notable queer group exhibition with work by Andrew Cornell Robinson, Anthony Viti​, Cupid Ojala, Gran Fury, Hunter Reynolds, J. Morrison, John Hanning, Mark Morrisroe, Peter Clough, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, and Vincent Tiley.

This exhibition is a philosophical extension of our 2017 Armory week presentation at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and has been joint curated by gallery director Christopher Stout​ with Rick Herron​.

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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is a not for profit contemporary art space showing subversive and difficult work. 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.

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick
(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York) 

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

Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

Web: adoprojectbushwick.com
Instagram: @ADOproject_Bushwick 
Facebook: @ADOproject 



Year 3, Fall Solo 1

David B. Frye

SO WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE MONEY?
THE MONETIZED NEGRO AND THE POLTERGEIST OF MY FAMILY'S STORY WITHIN AMERICAN HISTORY


Exhibition Dates: September 08th – October 08th, 2017 (EXTENDED)

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 08th, 07-10pm
Notable Exhibition Dates; Bushwick Open Studios Weekend, Sept 22-24

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is pleased to invite you to our September gallery solo by artist David B. Frye, a series of paintings and wall-mounted sculptures that explore the comparative experiences between his family post-1865 with the family (same surname) that owned his family.

An essay by the artist entitled, “A Bizarre Rite” accompanies this solo of work, which has been curated by artist Linda Griggs.

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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is a not for profit contemporary art space, showing subversive and difficult work. 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.

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick
(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York) 

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

Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

Instagram: @ADOproject_Bushwick 
Facebook: @ADOproject 


J. MORRISON | ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK


Exhibition Dates: July 15 – 31, 2017

Art During The Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is pleased to invite you to our July gallery solo by artist J. Morrison; a performance titled, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK with special limited showings.

This work is highly unconventional work for a gallery exhibition in that it is done in groups of 3 people. It is free to experience the performance, however you must reserve a time in advance.

Learn more information and get your tickets by clicking the link below.

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

(Image: Lloyd Mulvey)

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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is a not for profit contemporary art space, showing subversive and difficult work. 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.


Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick
(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York) 

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

Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

Instagram: @ADOproject_Bushwick 
Facebook: @ADOproject


PRESS RELEASE

JOSH KIL | THE FICTIONAL GEOMETRY OF SELF-CASTRATION

Exhibition Dates: June 02 – 25, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 02, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is pleased to announce “The Fictional Geometry of Self-Castration,” a sculpture and performance solo exhibition by artist Josh Kil. This marks the second Art During the Occupation Gallery solo show by the artist, and also his sixth exhibition project with the gallery. Josh Kil’s previous solo was titled, “Neither Coincidence Nor Destiny” and was shown in January 2016.

“The Fictional Geometry of Self-Castration,” presents work dealing with paranoid views of perception to address the difficulties of analyzing reality. 

Materially, “The Fictional Geometry of Self-Castration,” is a solo of two human-sized sculptures concerning paranoia, in which ultimately one (or both) will be destroyed in a performance ritual on Saturday, June 17th as determined by audience voting. (http://www.joshkil.com)

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is a not for profit contemporary art space, showing subversive and difficult work. 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.

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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick
(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York) 

Brooklyn Fire Proof 
119 Ingraham Street, Ground Floor Main Gallery 
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.

Instagram: @ADOproject_Bushwick 
Facebook: @ADOproject



BLACK MIRROR, PINK REFLECTIONS, PORTRAITS OF QUEER SELF-PORTRAITURE IN CONTEMPORARY ART

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017, 4 Times Square Building, Room 2322
Exhibition Dates: Feb 28 – March 06, 2017

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick gallery director Christopher Stout is thrilled to present, "BLACK MIRROR, PINK REFLECTIONS, PORTRAITS OF QUEER SELF-PORTRAITURE IN CONTEMPORARY ART," curated with Rick Herron during NYC Armory weekend with SPRING/BREAK Art Show. This was our third year working with the organization.

Our presentation consists of the work of Anthony Viti, Peter Clough, John Hanning, Vincent Tiley, and Danny Coeyman, and is a pairing of work from the AIDS ART generation with new voices in queer self-portraiture.


RECLAMATION OF THE 100TH MONKEY

ERIC GOTTSHALL
January 27—February 19, 2017
Opening: Friday, January 27, 6-10pm

CSG/NY winter solo 1
Brooklyn Fire Proof, Ground Floor Main Gallery
119 Ingraham, Brooklyn 11237

Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is pleased to announce, “Reclamation of the 100th Monkey” by CSG/NY by conceptual artist Eric Gottshall, a solo exhibition consisting of sculpture, performance, sound, and video. 

In the artist’s own words:

“My art attempts to satirize pinnacle moments in human evolution. Commonly know as the 100th monkey phenomenon, this phrase articulates the very moment when human involvement in a given social trend explodes to ubiquitous proportions. I thus create faux medical devices ( F. A. C. E. Units: Facilitating Analogue Cerebral Exploration), which attempt to mitigate, or even eliminate said social movements from happening. These devices demonstrate the primal pessimism and fear; which remains persistent through our species when new, shifting sociopolitical trends, for better or worse, emerge.

In this instance, my four F.A.C.E. units (“Digital-Vision”, “Pano-Vision”, “Foresight”, and “Voyeur-Vision”) articulate an inherent fear one may feels towards the codependency between a digital native, and the digital means through which they communication/observe. In my dystopian projection that is our planets near future, our most formative generations have all but lost a tangible connection with society, nature, love, sex, etc. In trying to curb the effects of human withdrawal, these F.A.C.E. units, all requiring distinctly different involvement by the wearer, provide a middle ground proxy for those individuals most disconnected.” 

 


Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is a not for profit contemporary art space showing subversive and difficult work. 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 was launched in 2015 by Christopher Stout who serves as gallery founder and director.

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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick

(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York)

119 Ingraham Street
Ground Floor Main Gallery in the 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.

Web: 
www.art-during-the-occupation-gallery.com
Telephone: (646) 872-9990

Email: ArtDuringTheOccupationGallery@gmail.com

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