RICHARD MEIER ON PROSPECT PARK
The Gallery at One Grand Army plaza Brooklyn
From 2012-2018 the residents of One Grand Army Plaza have collaborated with Spence Projects in a continuation of their in-house art program, The Gallery at 1GAP. Together they’ve mounted three large exhibitions a year and developed a social space organized around art events created especially for the residents. This unusual gallery model supports the work of some of New York City’s top contemporary artists, while also allowing residents to enjoy new works on a rotating basis, as paintings, sculptures, videos, and photography fill the building’s four thousand square foot common area located on the ground floor.
Meier’s glass facade means that art can be visible at street level from the outside, creating a dynamic conversation between architectural design, contemporary art on view, and the vibrant city and park life just beyond the glass.
During Spence Projects five year tenure at The Gallery at 1GAP, the space has opened its doors for artist receptions and curated conversations and events, as a super deluxe amenity to the residents and their guests.
THE REVIEW PANEL AT THE BROOKLYN LIBRARY
art news and media
The Review Panel is a monthly debate among leading art critics, held at the Brooklyn Library and moderated by David Cohen, Editor and Publisher of Artcritical Magazine.
When in the eleventh year of its existence The Review Panel left its home at the National Academy, it found a new, state of the art facility at the Dweck Auditorium located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Library.
Panelists have included Roberta Smith, Robert Storr, Barry Schwabsky, Walter Robinson, Jessica Belle Brown, Eva Diaz, Irving Sandler, Dore Ashton, Katy Siegal, Siri Hustvedt, David Salle, John Yau, Vincent Katz, Anthony Haden-Guest, Blake Gopnik, among others.
Each panel is open to the public and averages 1 hour 45 minutes run time, with a short Q&A from the audience afterwards. The audience is invited to join the critics for drinks and to extend the conversation further, in an intimate gathering next door at The Gallery at 1GAP.
These live debates are recorded and archived on Artcritical and on Soundcloud, as free downloads.
The Womanhouse Online Archive
collective artwork ( los angeles 1972 )
The Womanhouse Online Archive is a website, home, and resource for the historically significant Womanhouse, a 1972 site specific work, conceived of by Paula Harper and led by co-founders of the Cal Arts Feminist Art Program, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. In 2009 curators Suzy Spence and Leslie Brack researched and built a website on the occasion of their tribute exhibition, The Mood Back Home, an exhibition inspired by Womanhouse, at Momenta Art, Brooklyn.
Spence Projects wishes to add to the multi-media content in order to present archival material as yet unseen, as it becomes available. This project received 501c3 status through New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) who granted it fiscal sponsorship.