Opening Reception: Introductions 2017 curated by Julie Torres
Our annual open call to kick off the new year. Curated by Julie Torres at our new location!
Opening Reception: January 13, 2017 7-9pm
On view through February 17, 2017.
“The quality of work submitted for Introductions 2017 was overwhelming, wonderful and daunting. Faced with an embarrassment of riches representing the current state of art-making in Brooklyn and across our global social network, it’s exciting to show mostly artists who were previously unfamiliar to me. Distinct threads surfaced throughout the bountiful submissions… tactile objects, sculptural painting, textural “things.” The work seemed to gather itself into a cohesive narrative without much meddling from me. I feel confident that viewers will sense this collective gathering too, though I am sorry to leave so many great artists out of the mix. A huge thank you to all of the talented artists who submitted, and of course to Trestle Gallery. I can’t wait to see this exciting work in person.”
-Julie Torres, Guest Curator
Julie Torres is a New York based painter and independent curator, specializing in community-expanding collaborations with likeminded artists. Her goal to support and connect kindred makers, thinkers and organizers led to recent curatorial projects ‘Art in America,’ ‘Family Style’ and ‘Do it Yourself.’ Torres is thrilled to join Trestle Gallery for Introductions 2017. She can’t wait to meet you.