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Fountain House Gallery Presents “Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show”
On view: January 11 – February 21, 2018 / Reception: January 11, 6-8 p.m.
NEW YORK, NY – January 4, 2018 – Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan and representing artists living with mental illness, announces its first exhibition of 2018: Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show. The exhibit features works made by Resident Artists at Fountain House Studio in Long Island City during its first year of operation. Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show will open with a Reception at Fountain House Gallery on January 11, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will remain on view through February 21, 2018.
“The realization of Fountain House Studio enables Fountain House Gallery member- artists to move to a new level of creativity in their work,” said Ariel Willmott, Director of Fountain House Gallery. “Free of the constraints of making art in their living spaces, artists ranging in experience from highly trained to self-taught can work on a larger scale and explore fresh directions in a collaborative, supportive setting. In addition to the 14 Resident Artists exhibiting in Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show, dozens more Gallery artists and other Fountain House members have made art at the Studio during its first year, and our community continues to grow.”
Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show showcases works in mediums including acrylic, collage and mixed media. The exhibiting artists are: L.B. Berman, Martin Cohen, Bernadette Corcoran, Stephanie Freader, Ashwood Kavanna, A. Lutz, Anthony Newton, Julie Orton, Angela Rogers, Barry Senft, Susan Spangenberg, Robin Taylor, Alyson Vega, and Boo Lynn Walsh.
This program is funded, in part, by generous support from the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the David Rockefeller Fund.
About Fountain House Studio
Established in January 2017 in Long Island City’s landmark Silks Building, Fountain House Studio provides member-artists with the resources, training, inspiration, and support they need to succeed in the highly competitive art world. At the Studio, where free art supplies are available, artists can expand their marketable portfolios and advance their efforts to achieve broader name recognition and commercial success. Via an application process, the Studio offers individual workspaces to Resident Artists on a rotating basis, and the space is available to all Gallery artists and to the larger Fountain House community during designated hours. The establishment of Fountain House Studio was made possible primarily through the generous support of individual donors.
About Fountain House Gallery
Fountain House Gallery provides an environment in which artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work. Founded by Fountain House in 2000 as a not-for-profit exhibition space for its member-artists living and working with mental illness, the Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.