1107 Manhattan Ave Pt.II
Michael Corris, Mark Dagley, Amy Granat, Jacob Kassay, Servane Mary, Matthew McCaslin, Olivier Mosset, Chuck Nanney, Virginia Overton, Steven Parrino, & Mai-Thu Perret
10 September – 19 November, 2017
Spencer Brownstone Gallery is thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new Lower East Side location with Olivier Mosset’s 1107 Pt.II, an exhibition revisiting Greenpoint’s legendary 1107 Manhattan Avenue studio space.
1107 Manhattan Ave was first leased by artist and writer Michael Corris and Olivier Mosset in the 1980s. It served as workshop and sometimes home to artists including Steven Parrino and Virginia Overton. The works that came out of this shared space helped to usher in a new wave of Brooklyn artists, and taken together represent a vestige of the New York City art world of the period. Now a local coffee shop, the studio once fostered a community of talent that went on to make a significant mark on contemporary art.
"You have to remember, there was a time when taxis wouldn't go to Brooklyn. Then, whatever, you would have to ask the landlord of 1107 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, what happened. Anyway, over the years some people (artists) went through that space and in the end, I guess, it created a scene, which today is almost a myth." -Olivier Mosset
The show expands the scope of the original six-person show, first held in our soho location, and features work by each artist across all mediums. The collection highlights each artist’s stylistic and conceptual evolution, revealing the process the influence they had on one another. Exhibited artists are Mark Dagley, Amy Granat, Jacob Kassay, Servane Mary, Matthew McCaslin, Olivier Mosset, Chuck Nanney, Virginia Overton, Steven Parrino, and Mai-Thu Perret.
Michael Corris, As If The Pillars of Society
(1987: Clarté Press, New York) authored during Michael's occupation of 1107 Manhattan Avenue
Steven Parrino, The No Texts
(2003: Abaton Book Company, New Jersey) an anthology of writing by Steven Parrino