Plan B at NURTUREart

In addition to the Field’s ERPA project – here’s another example of artists responding ot the new economy:

NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc. presents

PLAN B

September 11 – October 24, 2009

OPENING Reception: Friday, September 11, 7-9 PM

NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc. is pleased to presentPLAN B, a group exhibition curated by Krista Saunders, opening on September 11, 2009 at the NURTUREart Gallery at 910 Grand Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Featured artists include Double A Projects, F.E.A.S.T., K.I.D.S. and Secret School, Jess Levey, OurGoods, Lynne Pidel, Mark Stafford and Tattfoo Tan.

PLAN B is an investigation of the emerging artist response to the current economic crisis.

Originating from a quasi-anthropological premise, the project began as a survey circulated to dozens of artists about the impact of the recession on their work. As creative professionals who have historically adapted to adverse economic conditions, the artists provided truly insightful feedback. The reconnaissance effort continued with a series of studio visits, conversations and recommendations that ultimately revealed the artists’ propensity to harness the moment’s regenerative potential by proposing new personal, social and economic realities through their work.

PLAN B’s findings will be unveiled at the opening reception. On display will be alternative commercial structures, documentations of unique gatherings and online exchanges, gardens, installations, and paintings. Workshops and “crafternoons” will take place throughout the run of the exhibition. Collectively, the works in PLAN B allude to society’s growing skepticism and re-evaluation of existing social and economic norms. They also encourage the viewer to embrace the potential for constructive change and viable support networks.

Plan B is a NURTUREart Emerging Curators’ Program Collaboration. Learn more about all of NURTUREart’s programs and opportunities for emerging artists and curators at www.nurtureart.org.

Directions to NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curators’ Resource Center:

L train to the Grand Street stop. From the exit walk one block east of Bushwick Avenue (past the school) on Grand Street. Look for the NURTUREart Banner at 910 Grand Street, just after the traffic light at Waterbury Street.

The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 12-6.

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