Bedford-Stuyvesant

Gallery devoted to black art forced to move from Bed-Stuy

June 8, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The former Gates Avenue location of HOUSING. © 2018 Google

HOUSING, a black-owned gallery that was formerly located at 424 Gates Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, is searching for a new home. In an interview with Jeffrey Grunthaner of the art blog Hyperallergic, gallery co-founder KJ Freeman said HOUSING was founded as “a black capitalist hub of art” that focuses on black artists. She also said that a gallery such as hers is a form of resistance against gentrification because it calls attention to the African-American history of a changing neighborhood. She added that she is thinking of moving the gallery to the Lower East Side, which, as she would try to remind people through her programming, was once a Puerto Rican neighborhood.

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