Brooklyn, NEW YORK—Five artists will gain invaluable exposure next month when their work debuts at the Brooklyn Museum. The museum sponsored an open studio weekend in September, giving the public an opportunity to see the work of more than 1,700 artists in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. Visitors nominated their favorite artists for a chance to participate in GO Brooklyn, a group exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum intended to give a platform to emerging artists. The museum has selected the winning artists: Adrian Coleman, Oliver Jeffers, Naomi Safran-Hon, Gabrielle Watson, and Yeon Ji Yoo.
Detail of “American Matter (Part 1)” by Oliver Jeffers. | © Arts Observer
A museum release described the selection process as follows: “The five Brooklyn artists were selected following studio visits by Brooklyn Museum curators Sharon Matt Atkins, Managing Curator of Exhibitions, and Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, from a short list of ten artists. These ten artists were nominated following a Brooklyn Museum-sponsored September open studio weekend during which, despite torrential rains and two tornados on the first day, some 18,000 visitors made more than 147,000 visits to 1,708 artist studios in 44 Brooklyn neighborhoods, resulting in 9,457 nominations.”
The exhibit opens on Dec. 1.
See Arts Observer coverage of artists at Screwball Studios in Red Hook during the GO Brooklyn open studio weekend.
Learn more about the winning artists and their work.
The videos below were submitted by each artist in order to be considered for GO Brooklyn.
Painter Adrian Coleman lives in Prospect Heights and works in Fort Greene. Video via GO Brooklyn
Oliver Jeffers, who lives in Columbia Heights and works in Boerum Hill, focuses on painting, illustration and drawing. Video via GO Brooklyn
View Oliver Jeffers work on exhibit at Bertrand Delacroix last year.
Painter Naomi Safran-Hon lives and works in Prospect Heights. Video via GO Brooklyn
Painter Gabrielle Watson lives and works Crown Heights. Video via GO Broolyn
Mixed-media sculptor Yeon Ji Yoo lives in Greenpoint and works in Red Hook. Video via GO Brooklyn