Critiques

It's hard to create work in a vacuum! On the first Tuesday of each month, Trestle Gallery hosts critiques that are free and open to the public. Visiting artist Amy Ritter will be leading critiques from July 2018 through December 2018.

Critiques at the gallery begin at 7 and run approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the number of artists. There is a maximum of 10 artists per critique. We also welcome those who simply want to participate in the discussion, whether or not they have current work to share.

Participating artists are given 15 minutes to discuss their work. They may make a short statement about their theme and approach, or simply open up the discussion to the group.  We suggest bringing a maximum of three pieces.  

Upcoming critiques:

All critiques begin at 7pm on the first Tuesday of every month,
and take place at Trestle Gallery, 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411. 

RSVP by emailing trestle@brooklynartspace.org

Current Visiting Artist

headshot-1-1.jpg
Sa’dia Rehman   ,  drawing residue,  The Story of the Tracings of all the Persons Before Us and After Them , 2018, 30 minutes performance at Alwan for the Arts, NYC

Sa’dia Rehman, drawing residue, The Story of the Tracings of all the Persons Before Us and After Them, 2018, 30 minutes performance at Alwan for the Arts, NYC

Sa’dia Rehman (b. Queens, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores how contemporary and historical images—in public and private records—communicate, consolidate and contest ideas about race, power and gender. Through performance, video, installation and large-scale wall drawing, Rehman obsessively pulls apart and puts together “images of consumption”— family photographs, mass media and art historical images. In addition to her archive, her core materials include hand-cut stencils, Xeroxes, charcoal, graphite, erasers, spray paint and ink. Sa’dia Rehman has shared her work nationally and internationally at venues such as Twelve Gates Gallery (2019), The Kitchen (2018), Aicon (2018), Alwan for the Arts (2018), Center for Book Arts (2015), Local Projects (2015), Los Angeles Sony Theater (2015), Taubman Museum (2013), Queens Museum (2012), Brooklyn Museum (2010) and National College of Art Islamabad (2006), among others. She was a nominee of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, a recipient of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant (2018), Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship (2018) and Ann Hamilton Travel Grant (2016). She has been awarded residencies at the Edward Albee Foundation (2018), Byrdcliffe Woodstock (2018), Vermont Studio Center (2018), Rasquache Residency (2016), ASI/LMCC & Creative Capital (2011) and AIM Bronx Museum (2008). Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Harper’s, Art Papers and ColorLines. She received her MA from City College, CUNY (2006) and MFA from Ohio State University (2017). Rehman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.