Round Robin Collective at Camel Art Space
722 Metropolitan Ave., 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211
September 9 – October 16, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday September 9, 6-9pm
Hours: Sat – Sun 12pm – 6pm (or by appointment)
+ additional hours for special events
The Round Robin Collective is pleased to announce the exhibit LIVE / WORK SPACE at Camel Art Space in Williamsburg. Members of the collective will exhibit new collaborative pieces, created with fellow members and invited guests. Current collective and exhibiting artists include: Mary Billyou, Amanda Browder, Caroline Burghardt, Lisa Caccioppoli, David Coyle, Martin Esteves, Francis Estrada, Jamie Kim, Deirdre McConnell, Katherin McInnis, Christopher Rose, Stephanie Rothenberg, Janos Stone, and Audra Wolowiec.
Expanding the term to include imaginative space, LIVE / WORK SPACE makes visible Round Robin Collective’s productive, shared collaborations. Opening a candid view into the Collective’s work and the contexts in which it has been made, the exhibit features installation, sculpture, paintings, and videos, as well as a library of related texts culled from the artists' studios.
Allowing for conversation and critique, film screenings and informal discussions will be held on current and historical conditions under which artists live and work in New York City. In the spirit of open-ended experimentation, we understand space not as a static site, but as a mutable location with multiple functions. It is also a place of dreaming, doodling, and testing hypotheses.
The Round Robin Collective is a Brooklyn-based group of artists established in 2008 in response to the economic downturn of the art market. Pooling resources, the collective activates existing available spaces and works in all media, fostering a dynamic exchange across disciplines. The collective regularly hosts exhibitions and events, extending the spirit and discourse of the cooperative model to a broader public community. Current projects organized by RRC include Round Robin in Residence a month-long exhibition featuring new works by Collective artists, a limited edition portfolio, artist talks, and video screenings at A.I.R. Gallery in August of 2011 in D.U.M.B.O. Future projects will include Hospitality, an exhibition regarding the figure of the guest, at Arts@Renaissance in the Old Greenpoint Hospital, in January 2012.
As a part of LIVE/WORK SPACE, events will be held at Camel as well as at Microscope Gallery, another alternative space at 4 Charles Place in Bushwick. The schedule of activities is currently (please visit website for updates/changes):
Friday, Oct 7 – pie party and informal discussion on the recently passed loft law and the history of the NYC Artist-in-Residence program (Mary Billyou, Ann Carroll, Erin Sickler, & guests TBA)
and on select Saturdays rambling tours of the surrounding neighborhood guided by Mary Billyou, Martin Esteves, and Katherin McInnis.
Monday, September 19 - Phantom Highway, on Robert Moses' failed project of the Bushwick Expressway (Katherin McInnis)
Sunday, October 2 - screening of Gordon Matta-Clark & Carol Goodden's FOOD.
For additional details about Round Robin Collective and updates regarding events and future projects visit our website: www.roundrobinbrooklyn.blogspot.com or our Facebook page. We ask that you direct all inquiries to Round Robin Collective at firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions to Camel Art Space, please refer to www.camelartspace.com and for Microscope Gallery, www.microscopegallery.com.
August 5 – 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday August 4, 6-9 pm
Hours: Thurs 5:30 – 8:30 pm; Fri – Sun, 11 am – 6 pm (or by appointment)
+ additional hours for special events
Round Robin Collective is pleased to announce their residence at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO for the month of August. Members of the collective will exhibit new works and host a series of events throughout the month. Current collective members and exhibiting artists include: Mary Billyou, Amanda Browder, Caroline Burghardt, Lisa Caccioppoli, David Coyle, Martin Esteves, Jamie Kim, Deirdre McConnell, Katherin McInnis, Christopher Rose, Stephanie Rothenberg with Dan S. Wang, Janos Stone and Audra Wolowiec.
Round Robin Collective is a Brooklyn-based group of artists established in 2008 to forge connections and create a space for dialogue in and out of the studio. Meeting for monthly studio visits, members work in all media, fostering a dynamic exchange across disciplines and outside the commercial sphere. The collective hosts exhibitions and events in both conventional and non-traditional venues, extending the spirit and discourse of the cooperative model to a larger, public community. Previous projects organized by Round Robin Collective include Ecstatic, a month-long exhibition with over 30 artists and multiple events held in March 2010 at St. Cecilia’s, an abandoned convent in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Future projects include LIVE/WORK SPACE, an exhibition of collaborative works by members and guests at CAMEL Art Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in September 2011.
As the first artist run gallery for women in the United States, A.I.R. Gallery provides a professional and permanent exhibition space for women artists to present work of quality and diversity. A.I.R. Gallery was founded in 1972 by a group of women artists who desired to create a space to establish a voice and presence through their collective energies. Within Round Robin Collective, a similar energetic and open model of support for individual members’ personal projects is sustained through group undertakings. Round Robin Collective in Residence will embrace diverse practices as the group finds its own space to inhabit within the walls of A.I.R Gallery.
Extending Round Robin Collective’s practice of studio visits, several members will give artists talks and discuss their exhibited work with each other and the public on Thursday evenings starting at 7 pm throughout the month (excluding the opening night). The schedule for presentations is: Thursday, Aug 11 – Caroline Burghardt, Martin Esteves, and Katherin McInnis; Thursday, Aug 18 – Mary Billyou, Deirdre McConnell, Stephanie Rothenberg, and Janos Stone; Thursday, Aug 25 – Amanda Browder, Christopher Rose, and Audra Wolowiec. Mixed Use, a selection of videos and films on the alternative use of space, organized by Mary Billyou will screen on Tuesday, Aug 16, 6-8 pm. Further events and changes to the schedule will be announced on the Round Robin Collective website and Facebook page.
In conjunction with the exhibition Round Robin Collective in Residence, the Collective is pleased to announce their first edition portfolio. Ten of the artists in the Collective have created special editioned works on paper, prints, photographs, and small sculptures which will be available either individually or as a portfolio of the entire collection. Showcasing the breadth and scope of this unique group of artists, the proceeds for the portfolio will partially fund future public Round Robin Collective projects.
For additional details about Round Robin Collective and updates regarding events and future projects please visit their website: www.roundrobinbrooklyn.blogspot.com or Facebook page. Please direct all inquiries to Round Robin Collective at email@example.com. For directions to the gallery, please visit www.airgallery.org.