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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

One Year After Sandy…Brooklyn Comes Together


Ronnie Landfield, Clear as Day, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 55 1/4 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Stephen Haller Gallery, New York.

Ronnie Landfield, Clear as Day, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 55 1/4 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Stephen Haller Gallery, New York.

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on New York City and much of the East Coast. Artists were effected in a number of devastating ways: from water-clogged homes and studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to decades-worth of work lost in flooded Chelsea galleries. Phong Bui, artist and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail is recognizing this anniversary with Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, a benefit exhibition that is more in the spirit of celebration and solidarity than somber remembrance. Conceived in partnership with the Dedalus Foundation and Industry City, the show features more than 300 artists, roughly half of whom were directly affected by the storm, across a remarkable range of disciplines and career levels. Bui himself lost years of work and much of the Rail’s archive in his flooded Greenpoint studio. The two-month exhibition will also be the site of  poetry readings, film screenings,  musical performances, talks with conservators, and other cultural events.

Exhibiting artists include: Marina Adams, Susan Bee, Katherine Bradford, Mike Cloud, Cora Cohen, Tamara Gonzales, Ron Gorchov, Josephine Halvorson, EJ Hauser, Michael Joo, Alex Katz, Ronnie Landfield, Chris Martin, Carrie Moyer, Nari Ward, Wendy White, Richard Serra, and newer faces such as Becky Brown, Allison Ginsberg, Heidi Howard, Osamu Kobayashi, Brie Ruais, Gabriela Salazar and Nicole Wittenberg.

The opening of Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 is Sunday, October 20 from 4 PM to 8 PM.

Industry City is located at 220 36th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The exhibition is open Thursday through Sunday, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM , and will run from October 20 to December 15, 2013

For more information and a full schedule of events, please  visit: www.cometogethersandy.com, or email: info@dedalusfoundation.org

Gabriela Salazar, Untitled (Drawing for Sandy), 2013, paper pulp, graphite powder, wood shingles, metal brackets and screws, 20 x 17 x 5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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Ronnie Landfield, Franz Kline in Provincetown, 2010 , acrylic on canvas, 88 x 81 inches. Courtesy of Stephen Haller Gallery, New York.

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Heidi Howard, Katie Kline, her photos, crawfish boil, 32 x 40 inches, oil on canvas, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

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Becky Brown, Assembly, 2013, acrylic and collage on wood, with frame, 14 3/4 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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