— Drawing on the Utopic

Hi, Trestle!


Hi.  This is a picture of Julie Torres, holding her portrait painted by Brenda Zlamany.  Julie, an artist and curator, has organized the first show of the year at Trestle Gallery’s new space in Brooklyn. The show itled “INTRODUCTIONS 2017,” includes painting and sculpture from 40 artists and is a “surprising sense of excitement…”  I think those of us that know Julie, call it “Julie magic.”

The Participating Artists:
Luke AhernJulie AlexanderNatessa AminApril BachtelFrid BranhamMark BrosseauPhilippa BrownMalina Busch
Susan CarrDonna ClearyJulie CombalSue DanielsonDiane EnglanderLea FalesRobin GreenJay HendrickJesse Hickman
Jennifer KirkpatrickSusan KleinBarbara LaubeMadison LaValleeDanielle LawrenceLynda LitchfieldRosie Lopeman
Adam LovitzCynthia MasonAnne-Marie McIntyreJamie PowellAnjuli RathodAnn ReichlinJulia Schwartz,               Christina TenagliaJill VasileffKelly WormanPier WrightCay YoonRebecca Young,Maria KondratievAlexandra Rubinstein,
Claudia Tienan

Julie connects kindred makers, thinkers and organizers.  She is an ineffable force, gifting us this exhibition.  Below are some images, all are found here and in person at this address:

restle gallery
850 3rd ave (btw 30th and 31st st), suite 411
brooklyn, ny 11232

Trestle Gallery
monday, wednesday, friday 1:30 – 6:30pm
& by appointment – I will show you around.

subway- D,N, R to 25th or 36th B37 to 3ave/29st

The wall text.

Installation view through the gallery door.

Barbara Laube.

Adam Lovitz.

Diane Englander

Susan Carr.

Lynda Litchfield.

top bottom and left – Maria Knodratiev, Claudia Tienan, Jill Vasileff

Julie Alexander.

Rosie Lopeman.

This exhibition was an open call and Julie said “The quality of work submitted for Introductions 2017 was overwhelming, wonderful and daunting. Faced with an embarrassment of riches representing the current state of art-making in Brooklyn and across our global social network, it’s exciting to show mostly artists who were previously unfamiliar to me. Distinct threads surfaced throughout the bountiful submissions… tactile objects, sculptural painting, textural “things.”

“The work seemed to gather itself into a cohesive narrative without much meddling from me. I feel confident that viewers will sense this collective gathering too, though I am sorry to leave so many great artists out of the mix. A huge thank you to all of the talented artists who submitted, and of course to Trestle Gallery.”  – Julie Torres, Guest Curator