SITE 92: Work Permit Approved at Smack Mellon Gallery
SITE 92: Work Permit Approved
Clare Churchouse, Janelle Iglesias, Hong Seon Jang, Jin Lee,
Caitlin Masley, Jo Q. Nelson, Timothy Nolan, Yumi Janairo Roth,
Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Rob Swainston
Exhibition dates: January 15 – February 20, 2011
Artists’ reception: Saturday, January 15, 5 – 8 pm
Smack Mellon presents SITE 92: Work Permit Approved, the third exhibition in a series that features site specific installations. Smack Mellon’s expansive gallery space lends itself well to site specific projects. Not only does the building’s uncommon architecture provide interesting points of departure for artists, but the unique history of the building does as well.
Originally built in the late 1800’s, the building powered Robert Gair’s manufacturing empire. Coal fired boilers, housed inside, created steam heat and energy for Gair’s nearby warehouses that manufactured corrugated cardboard boxes. The most unusual remnant from the building’s past is the 75-foot long coal trough that is braced to the ceiling by seventeen 18-foot high concrete and metal pillars running through the center of the gallery. The ceiling soars to 35 feet in the 5,000 square foot gallery. Twenty-five windows on two levels provide the exhibition with a picturesque backdrop of Manhattan and the East River.
Smack Mellon | 92 Plymouth Street | Brooklyn | NY | 11201