Community of art galleries grows in DUMBO

January 30, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Two Trees Management Co., the founding developer of the now thriving waterfront community of DUMBO, has recently announced that Folioleaf and Art Dealer Stephen Romano will be joining DUMBO’s art gallery community. Both have leased space at 111 Front Street, joining fellow gallery tenants A.I.R. Gallery, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Brooklyn Arts Council, Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Klompching Gallery, MINUS SPACE, Mighty Tanaka and United Photo Industries.

Folioleaf, a new project by gallerist and fine-art entrepreneur Todd Masters, will present affordable editions by an international roster of artists, focusing on prints and photography. Folioleaf will open its doors to the public on Feb. 6, in conjunction with DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk. Its inaugural show “Make Shift” celebrates contemporary techniques, style, and methods of screen printing with a selection of editions published in Brooklyn since 2009.

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Expected to arrive later this spring, Art Dealer Stephen Romano will continue to present work from an impressive roster of visionary and self-taught artists including Henry Darger, Charles Dellschau, Martin Ramirez, and Adolph Wolfli.

Additionally, after celebrating two years in DUMBO at 111 Front Street, MINUS SPACE has relocated to a larger gallery space adjacent to their previous location in order to house their growing curatorial ambitions. Their first show, Michael Brennan: Grey Razor Paintings, opened Friday, Jan. 10, to record attendance.

Of their recent expansion, MINUS SPACE founders and directors Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez remarked, “Two Trees and DUMBO have been integral to the success of our gallery. We moved to the neighborhood from Gowanus nearly three years ago. In addition to affordable rents offered by a real estate partner that genuinely understands and supports arts and culture, DUMBO has a vibrant arts community, including in the visual arts, performance, literature, film, architecture, and design. Couple that with great transportation options, open loft spaces, comprehensive neighborhood amenities, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the annual DUMBO Arts Festival, the neighborhood is absolutely unique in NYC and we’ve grown here.”

“We are thrilled to add Folioleaf and Stephen Romano to the gallery community here and pleased to witness the growth and success of MINUS SPACE. DUMBO offers an amazingly diverse range of art for all audiences, and I encourage art lovers to come and see what’s new here each month,” said Lisa Kim, Cultural Affairs Director for Two Trees Management Co.

The art galleries in DUMBO are free and open to the public.

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