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On Site 2019

Opening Reception & Auction: Friday May 17, 7-9pm
On view through June 9
Curated by 3walls
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On Site is Trestle Gallery’s annual group exhibition featuring artwork by our current studio members, artists-in-residence, and staff. This year’s exhibition will be curated by curatorial collective 3walls. The opening reception for this special exhibition will serve as Trestle’s annual Spring fundraiser, and will feature a silent auction, live music, refreshments, and celebration!

From the Curators:
For 3walls, a pop-up organization showcasing affordable art by predominantly Brooklyn artists, collaborating on this exhibition with our friends at Trestle Gallery has been both a wonderful opportunity and an honor. We are often at Trestle Gallery for studio visits and buzzing events. Trestle Gallery is a vital hub in the Brooklyn arts community and each of our visits leaves us inspired by the overflow of magnificent creations and filled to the brim with food for thought. With a pop-up format, space is often in short supply for 3walls, and we are thrilled to be able to work on such an inclusive project; all artists who submitted works have been incorporated in this show which is a true celebration of local art and community.

As the four of us at 3walls reviewed the submissions, looking at images, reading statements and talking, and talking some more about this treasure trove of art, themes emerged. The natural world asserts itself as force and metaphor, as in Benna Holden’s spectacular Rambling River and also in the context of our deep concerns about sustainability, climate change and our president’s denial of its existence, succinctly illustrated by Sophie Kovel’s photograph Paradise. Investigations and statement on gender and transgender representation and our relationships with our own bodies have a strong voice in the powerful work of artist Joseph Liatela and others.  Dreams, memory, nostalgia, transformation and the passage of time are at the forefront and compellingly presented by works such as Liz Sanders’s image of her father in What I See (Arkansas #1) and Katrina Majkut’s wild carousel horse rising into or falling from our view. There are other threads to be found in the 63 works in this exhibition which also speaks directly to the strong artists’ community whirling around Trestle Gallery. 


Andrew Bates, Omer Ben-Zvi, Julia Blume, Michael Boring, KS Brewer, Nell Breyer, Sasha Brito, Cynthia Brown, Masha Bychkova, Rachel Chatham, Isabella Cortez Steele, Dennis DeGraw, Carmen Entius, Saskia Fleishman, Valerie Hallier, Kristen Haskell, Brittany Hayden, Colleen Ho, Stacy Hogan, Benna Holden, Rhia Hurt, Torrey Hyatt, Ivan Jacobson, Catherine Jones, Sung-Ah Jun, Rachel Kahn, Richard Kessler, Annika Klein, Nikolina Kovalenko, Sophie Kovel, Taeko Kuraya, Joseph Liatela, Jessica Lipsky, Zachary Magill, Katrina Majkut, Lisa McCleary, Jamie Mirabella, Maryanne Murray, Steven Nedboy, Ahn Nguyen, Kiki Olmedo, Alex Paik, Aston Philip, Jennifer Prevatt, Haniya Rae, Mari Renwick, Anya Rosen, Kat Ryals, Liz Sanders, Mary Schiliro, Cory Emma Siegler, Samuel Staffan, Suzanne Stroebe, Veronique Toinon, Elizabeth Tolson, Carlos Torres-Machado, Anita Trombetta, Julia Wilson, Heidi Yockey, Yejin Yoo, Cindy Zaglin, Diane Zhou, Mark Zuss

Curator Bio:
3walls was founded in 2011 in Brooklyn New York as a contemporary salon dedicated to exhibiting and promoting significant new work by emerging artists. By hosting pop-up shows in our homes, we seek to create an intimate, salon-like atmosphere that encourages a dialogue and exchange of ideas between artists and patrons. 3walls promotes artists who work in various media and who have achieved a high level of excellence in their field. We seek to make affordable art available to individuals and businesses, providing access to our artists via exhibitions and studio visits; we also offer private art consulting services.

Thank you to our generous donors for their In-kind support:

Earlier Event: April 12
Later Event: June 20
Lobster Dinner