New Chelsea Gallery Gives Emerging Artists Unprecedented Opportunities During Economic Downturn
571 Projects promotes dynamic emerging and mid-career artists through rotating single-artist shows. In an effort to participate in sustaining the work of significant artists, 571 Projects is creating a forum at a time when established contemporary galleries are diminishing their stable of artists. 571 Projects is currently featuring New Orleans artist Jan Gilbert in her New York debut. The Closing Reception for this current show will take place on March 18, 6-9pm.
571 Projects is currently featuring New Orleans artist Jan Gilbert in her New York debut. The Closing Reception for this current show will take place on March 18, 6-9pm.
In an effort to participate in sustaining the work of significant artists, 571 Projects is creating a forum at a time when established contemporary galleries are diminishing their stable of artists.
Founded by Sophie Bréchu-West, an alumna of Christie’s Master’s in Contemporary Art and Connoisseurship program, 571 Projects is the latest newcomer to the Chelsea art scene, with Bréchu-West bringing over 10 years’ experience working in the international gallery world. The gallery is launching an exhibitions program showcasing selected highly talented emerging and mid-career artists working across all media, and aims to promote them to international contemporary art collectors and museums.
571 Projects is proud to present Sur la ligne/On the Line, which opened February 4, 2010 and continues through March 20. Inspired by the new, elevated park, the High Line, this show features work by New Orleans native Jan Gilbert in her New York debut. Gilbert states, "I was very excited to visit this incredible addition to the Manhattan skyline! It serves as a superb viewing pedestal of this vibrant, quirky, industrial layer of the city. We see its authentic, raw beauty amidst the shock of the new. The proximity of 571 Projects to the newly repurposed High Line gave rise to the title of this body of work, Sur la ligne/On the Line.” Sur la ligne/On the Line encompasses work that originated from a French exchange sponsored by the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orleans and the Ecole de Beaux Arts in St Etienne. Using photographs that she took while on her travels in France as a departure point and the High Line as her end point, she created a body of mixed media works that examines memories held in objects and places, tracing a commemorative itinerary embalmed in a transparent membrane.
A nationally recognized visual artist, Gilbert has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and cultural centers throughout the United States and abroad. Gilbert has received individual artist fellowships from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Division of the Arts, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. In addition, her projects have received support from the NEA/Rockefeller Initiative for Interdisciplinary Artists; Art Matters, Inc.; The Warhol and Ford Foundations; the Trust for Mutual Understanding; and the National Association of Artist's Organizations. Her work is included in public collections of the United States Information Agency, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Claibourne Collection of the State of Louisiana, Texas Tech University Southwest Collection, and City of New Orleans.
The exhibition is on view February 4 – March 20 2010 at 571 Projects, 551 West 21st Street, Unit 204A, New York City, 10011. 571 Projects is open Tuesday to Saturday & by appointment.
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