440 Gallery is proud to present Vicki Behm: A Retrospective, a gallery-wide solo exhibition. In the long arc of her career, Vicki Behm has shifted easily between the restrained elegance of architectural commissions to quirky line drawings that immortalize the beauty and sheer joy of extraordinarily ordinary things. Vicki’s hand-drawn journals are treasure troves of personal documentation and convey an intimate, wide-eyed look at a life lived in real time.Read More
440 Gallery is pleased to present the 13th Annual Small Works Show, a national juried exhibition featuring works of art that measure twelve inches or less in any dimension. This popular perennial event kicks off the holiday season with a lively, well-attended opening night. A presentation of awards includes the People’s Choice Award, voted on through social media, the 440 Gallery Award, selected by the member-artists of the gallery, and the Juror’s Choice Award, chosen by juror Angel Bellaran. The show features work from over 60 artists, represented by local Brooklyn talent, as well as from across the United States. All media and styles, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video, are included in the exhibit.Read More
440 Gallery is pleased to present Metropolis, a solo exhibition of photography by David Stock. Stock's recent photographs explore many facets of New York, including its hardworking storefronts, its street life, and its unintended visual puns. In Metropolis, he exhibits formal black and white studies of the city's imposing architecture and infrastructure.Read More
440 Gallery is pleased to present Latitudes, a two-person exhibition featuring the sculpture of Richard Barnet and the paintings of Joy Makon. Richard Barnet is a sculptor known for working figuratively and abstractly in terra cotta and cast bronze. His forms suggest figures and boats, but also take on abstraction and architectural elements such as towers, walls and arches. Joy Makon is a passionate observer of color and light; she explores the relationships of watercolor paint, heavy paper and contemporary reality. Her paintings are impressionistic observations of daily life through landscapes and seascapes, often with figures incorporated into the composition.Read More
440 Gallery is pleased to present (home) a national juried group show framed around the word home in parentheses. As an all-encompassing idea that is charged with emotion, (home) may be just an overused advertising meme; (home) also serves as a political knot of identity, security or displacement. James Baldwin wrote “Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.”Read More
440 Gallery is pleased to present “Breathing Space,” a solo exhibition by Shanee Epstein. This is the artist’s sixth show at the gallery and caps a year of displacement for Epstein as her working space was unavailable for over a year while her new studio was under construction. Epstein celebrates the return to a creative place through her collage work in this show. The art is layered in patchwork narratives stitched together with free form edges that are unconfined by a rectangular grid. Photographic elements are far more prevalent in these new works and the imagery of a farmhouse in a rural setting is a recurring motif.Read More
440 Gallery is pleased to present “Nocturns” by Brooklyn-based artist Fred Bendheim. This is Bendheim’s first exhibition centered on the theme of nocturns and his third solo show at the gallery. “Shapings,” the artist’s trademark work of paintings on wood and PVC board, painted relief sculptures and recent work from the past two years will be included in this exhibition.Read More
440 Gallery presents La Luna, a new series of pastel drawings by Jo-Ann Acey. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Jo-Ann Acey’s drawings combine the real and the imaginary. In the exhibition, La Luna, she combines the beauty of nature with her sense of fantasy. Acey’s deliberate, yet spontaneous use of color and line become vital forces in these pastel drawings. The images emerge with energy and movement taking the viewer to a new universe.Read More
Leigh Blanchard uses photography to consistently push the definition of what a photograph is. By digitally stripping away information present in old photographs, Leigh allows fragments of images to appear, hinting at what used to be, while revealing a new perspective. This rebirth of the image grants it fluidity and a paintlike organicism that isn’t typically seen in traditional photography.
Amy Weil uses an additive and subtractive technique to build up layers of pigmented wax. Weil scrapes down and inscribes the surface of the wax; collaged materials incorporated into the surface become buried in the layers of the piece. This process of scraping and collaging—a dichotomy between order and chaos—reveals fragmented images like an old memory.Read More
Ellen Chuse’s fifth solo show at 440 Gallery, Theme and Variations, reflects an exploration of hyper-saturated color along with natural forms that have been part of the artist’s vocabulary for decades.Read More
440 Gallery presents the work of six new members of the Gallery. The exhibit is curated by veteran 440 Gallery artist Karen Gibbons. The works of these six artists (Jo-Ann Acey, Eric Banks, Richard Barnet, Leigh Blanchard, Joy Makon, and Amy Weil) represent a diverse array of styles and materials.Read More