Artists' Open Studio in Spring Lineup for Invisible Dog Gallery

By Nikhita Venugopal on February 18, 2013 7:55am 

COBBLE HILL — The Invisible Dog Art Center has announced its lineup for the spring, including its annual open-studio to exhibit the work of their artists-in-residence.

The open studio, on March 9 and 10, will allow the public to explore the studios of the gallery's 32 in-house artists — "the heart of Invisible Dog," as Director Lucien Zayan calls them. The energy of the Bergen Street art center comes mainly from theses artists, whose work will also be exhibited on the center's top floor, he said.

"It's like when you open the backstage of a play," he said.

At 47 Bergen Street, next door to The Invisible Dog, two other creative spaces will be opening next month: Recession Art, an "affordable" art gallery, and Beam Center, an organization that conducts after-school children's workshops in applied arts, architecture, building, design, engineering, among others.

Here’s the Spring exhibition calendar for the Invisible Dog:

The Exploded Mind of Mulholland Hwang (March 9 to May 18)
Invisible Dog artists-in-residence Oliver Jeffers and Aaron Ruff collaborate on this "good-natured" project that looks into the mind of a fictitious 12-year-old boy, Mulholland Hwang. While most boys are fascinated by competition between vicious animals, the made-up boy is more interested in timid animals competing, like a goldfish against a chick, or a horse against a zebra, said artist Oliver Jeffers.

Handmade Frames (March 9 to April 13)
Artist Ryan Frank will attempt to turn the gallery’s windows into a natural light-boxes by covering them with photo transparencies during the daytime.

The Artists of Invisible Dog: Workspace + Artists Open Studio (March 9, Noon to 10 p.m. & March 10, Noon to 5 p.m.) The Invisible Dog Art Center will open their entire building to the public, an event that only takes place once a year. Visitors can wander the studios of their in-house artists and converse with them. There will also be an exhibition of their work.

2Fik’s Museum (April 20 - May 18)
Performer and photographer 2Fik, in his new project, will feature photographic recreations of classic European paintings from the 16th to 20th century.

Grand Opening: Recession Art and Beam Center (March 9)
The centers, both long-time partners with Invisible Dog, will open their first Brooklyn homes next month at the 47 Bergen Street building. Recession Art will host an exhibition by photographer, Danny Ghitis, and Beam Center will present work from their "Inventgenuity" after-school workshop.

For more information, visit www.invisibledog.org.

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