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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Artistry in Crown Heights thru May 3rd

This past Sunday the weather provided an otherworldly exterior of dense fog while just a few yards inside of Crown Heights western edge, (yah it used to all be Crown Heights...) at FiveMyles the ten year old Crown Heights gallery and performance space nestled into St. John's Place, Artists constructed and project introspective visions of art.

artworks of Anita Glesta (video) and Andra Samelson (sculpture) @ FiveMyles Gallery in Bklyn
The two person show features the works of Anita Glesta
(above: Expulsion - video Installation)

artworks of Anita Glesta (video) and Andra Samelson (sculpture) @ FiveMyles Gallery in Bklyn
Andra Samelson (above and below: Down to Earth – sculpture)

artworks of Anita Glesta (video) and Andra Samelson (sculpture) @ FiveMyles Gallery in Bklyn

The exhibition naturally inhabits the space as it features video projections, formations of wood and wood borne sculpture, which muse about classical narratives and existential questions.

A diverse crowd of seasoned artists, friends, well-wishers and youthful neighbors made for a well attended opening.

artworks of Anita Glesta (video) and Andra Samelson (sculpture) @ FiveMyles Gallery in Bklyn
As the event was coming to a close, the wine was displaced by a spread of fried fish and cornbread laid out by gallery owner Hanne and her family adding new flavors and a cozy Brooklyn accent to the well known gallery experience.

But you don't need me reporting in my curator voice, peep the pics and see the exhibition, it'll be up through May 3, 2009.

artworks of Anita Glesta (video) and Andra Samelson (sculpture) @ FiveMyles Gallery in Bklyn