Dear Artists, Collectors, Fans, and Friends,
I am writing to share some information about the future of Recession Art.
Recession Art will be leaving our space at 47 Bergen Street at the end of January. Rather than look for another location, we have decided to take our commitment to emerging artists and affordable/accessible art in new directions. Recession Art will continue to exist online. We will update our website with alumni activities and will continue to use this mailing list to alert you to open calls and other opportunities to show, sell, and purchase art.
Our team will continue to promote emerging artists in new ways. Anthony Tino, my assistant/collaborator for the past 1.5 years, is launching a new project called Endless Editions (endlesseditions.tumblr.com) that will take up Recession Art’s mission to support emerging artists. Endless Editions is a publication and press focused on producing and exhibiting unique prints, books, zines editions by emerging artists dealing with themes of simulation, mediation and digital media. It will be launching this month with an exhibition, Endless, at Con Artist Collective in Manhattan and currently has an open call that can be viewed at http://recessionartshows.com/exhibitions/upcoming/. You can also contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
In addition, our co-founder Ani Katz is continuing to pursue her career as a solo artist (click here to view her recent work: anikatz.com). And for my part, I will be continuing to work with emerging artists, collectors, and creative people as an independent consultant (click here to learn more: emmabkatz.com).
Before we say goodbye, we’re inviting everyone to the gallery for one last hurrah as we de-install our SALONUKAH show. Join us on Thursday, January 9th from 6-9pm at 47 Bergen Street for a final sale on everything in the space (including the furniture!). Artists will be picking up unsold work throughout the evening, so the earlier you come, the more likely you are to get a great last minute deal on original art. Click here to RSVP on Facebook.
It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with all of you over the past five years. When Ani and I started Recession Art, I could never have imagined then what we would accomplish- how many amazing people I would meet, how much great art I would see, and how much joy it would bring me to build this community. If you have ever applied to an open call, purchased a print, attended an opening, or hung your art on our walls, then you have been an essential part of making this possible. Thank you so much and best wishes for 2014 and beyond.
Emma Katz, Executive Director and Co-Founder