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NU Hotel Brooklyn and Welancora Gallery are pleased to present Taking Shape, the second edition in their collaboration of quarterly art exhibitions with art exclusively by Brooklyn artists. Featuring works by Chanel Kennebrew and Christina Massey, Taking Shape is on view in the lobby of NU Hotel Brooklyn until December 13, 2017. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 85 Smith Street in Downtown Brooklyn from 6 -9 pm.
This exhibition focuses on the unconventional materials that these artists utilize in their practice and how the work is significantly impacted by their life experiences. Massey creates complex sculptural paintings from simple materials such as wire, mesh, beer cans and paper. Massey's work is driven by her sensitivity to materials, form, texture and shape. Kennebrew creates assemblages of toys from the sixties and seventies to reveal possibilities and narratives that are often overlooked or not widely accepted.
About NU Hotel Brooklyn:
NU Hotel Brooklyn is an environmentally conscious lifestyle hotel located at the intersection of Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.
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NU Hotel Brooklyn and Welancora Gallery Announce Partnership
The Brooklyn boutique hotel and local Brooklyn gallery are collaborating to showcase art by Brooklyn Artists. The first exhibition, featuring works by Sunok Chun, premieres on March 30, 2017.
(Brooklyn, N.Y. – March 21, 2017) NU Hotel Brooklyn and Welancora Gallery have just announced a collaboration to present quarterly exhibitions of works by Brooklyn artists in the lobby of the downtown Brooklyn boutique hotel. The first exhibition, entitled Dissonant Abstraction, features works by Sunok Chun and will be on view at the end of March. The hotel and gallery will host an opening reception in the lobby of NU Hotel Brooklyn on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to celebrate the exhibition.
“Through the hotel’s lobby exhibitions and NU Perspectives project, NU Hotel has consistently provided local artists with a platform for their works to be viewed,” said Ivy N. Jones, the Director of Welancora Gallery. “This commitment to local artists aligns with the mission of Welcancora; this collaboration is a natural fit.”
During the term of the partnership, Welancora Gallery will loan NU Hotel Brooklyn 24 works of art by four Brooklyn-based artists. A solo exhibition will be featured in the hotel lobby for three months for each artist. All of the works will be for sale.
For the first exhibition, abstract painter Sunok Chun will display six works. Chun, who was born in South Korea, holds a BFA from the Women’s University in Seoul Korea and a MFA from Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn. For Chun, the canvas represents a box, just as a body might be considered a container. Within the boundaries of that box a swirl of emotion, thought, and at times cognitive dissonance are wrangled out of her inner world and transformed through painting, collage, and drawing.
The opening reception, which will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6-9PM, is open to the public, but RSVP is required. RSVPs can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. NU Hotel will have items for sale from the newly revised menu at Nu Hotel’s bar and lounge. Guests can enjoy delicious treats from local vendors along with old-fashioned cocktails made from local libations.
About Welancora Gallery:
Welancora Gallery was founded a number of years ago by Ivy N. Jones. The gallery takes its name from the names of the founder’s parents and older brother. The purpose of the gallery is to represent artists from around the world by placing their works with collectors, museums and corporations.
About NU Hotel Brooklyn:
NU Hotel Brooklyn is an environmentally conscious, first-class hotel, conveniently located at the intersection of four happening Brooklyn neighborhoods (Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens). NU Hotel Brooklyn manages to encapsulate that old school Brooklyn community vibe of having exquisite international cuisine, one of a kind boutique shops and world famous entertainment, all within a stone’s throw from your doorstep.
NU Hotel is owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) and managed by HHM, formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management.
For further information, please contact NU Hotel Brooklyn at (718)852-8585, www.nuhotelbrooklyn.com or Welancora Gallery at (917)848-4627 www.welancoragallery.com. For further press inquiries, contact: Natalie Fisk with the NU Hotel Brooklyn at 718-852-8585 or Afiya Romeo with Welancora Gallery at 347-489-2574.