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Plus One

Organized by Melissa Staiger
By appointment only

Plus One
Opening: November 18th, 7pm
On view through January 6th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural exhibition Plus One at our new exhibition space, Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, at 850 3rd Ave in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The gallery is located within our newly developed artist studio complex, Trestle Art Space, that opened November 1st. Melissa Staiger organized Plus One by inviting 22 artists to participate and extend their invite, as a “plus one”, to another artist whose work is in a creative dialogue with their own. Formal and conceptual relationships reveal themselves within this exhibition that celebrates unexpected connections. This exhibition is based on how we are interconnected as working artists, curators, educators, and community builders. Plus One acknowledges and celebrates how top contemporary artists wear many hats in our current art world.

Please join us for the opening reception for Plus One is November 18th at 7pm, and coincides with our Trestle Art Space open house.
Jim Osmon writes about selecting fellow artist Scott Reeds, as his “plus one” for the exhibition: "There are a few common sensibilities shared between Scott Reeds' work and mine. We both have a distinct interest in abstraction as a language. And how color can both define form and organize it." 

Austin Thomas invited painter Michele Mirisola. Austin Thomas works primarily in sculpture and drawing. While their work work is very different Austin Thomas reflects: “Maybe our work is more similar than one would first think?”

Paul Behnke selected Rebecca Murtaugh because their work share a common dialogue, and formal concerns. Paul Behnke writes: “Our forms interact and are bound together by ideas of color, structure, texture, and a sense of monumentality. At times I believe I am a sculptor who paints and Rebecca is a painter who sculpts.”

Paul Behnke + Rebecca Murtaugh
Michael Brennan + Nat Meade
Bill Carroll + Howard Smith
Beth Duerr + Jes Cannon
Enrico Gomez + Nick De Pirro
Clarity Haynes + Jess Whittam
Erik Hougen + Brad Ewing
Rhia Hurt + Mary Negro
Will Hutnick + Eleanna Anagnos
Christina Kelly + Celeste Fichter
Katerina Lanfranco + Dan Gratz
Allison Maletz + Michael Sherman
Jim Osman + Scott Reeds
Alex Paik + Alexis Granwell
Mel Prest + Rob de Oude
Erika Roth + Maria Liebana
Polly Shindler + Robert Nava
Melissa Staiger + Beatrice Wolert
Jason Stopa + Grace Summerfield
Adrienne Tarver + Rita Leduc
Austin Thomas + Michele Mirisola
Julie Torres + Ellen Letche

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