Raw/Cooked, a major series of exhibitions of work by under-the-radar Brooklyn artists, made possible with support from Bloomberg, will continue at the Brooklyn Museum for a second season, to be launched with a presentation of work by Bedford-Stuyvesant-based artist Duron Jackson, on view today, November 16, 2012, through February 10, 2013.
The project will continue with three additional artists. Each of the artists in the series were recommended by an advisory panel of leading Brooklyn artists that includes Michael Joo, Paul Ramiírez Jonas, Amy Sillman, and Mickalene Thomas, who each proposed three artists. The panelists are asked to recommend artists who have no gallery representation and have not participated in a major museum exhibition. The works considered may be in any medium.
The final selection of the four to be shown this season was made by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. As with the previous season, the Museum will offer the participating artists a variety of unconventional spaces that make possible a wide range of art interventions in which the artists create projects that draw inspiration from the architecture of the building and/or works from the Museum collections, which may be included in the exhibitions.
"We are delighted to continue our ongoing commitment to Brooklyn artists by presenting four new exhibitions by some of Brooklyn's best emerging artistic talent in this critically acclaimed series. We are immensely grateful to Bloomberg for making this possible," comments Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold L. Lehman.
"The artistic community in Brooklyn is large and diverse, including artists ranging from those working under the radar to the world renowned. The Raw/Cooked series continues to provide an important showcase for the work of some of Brooklyn's most talented artists in this series of thought-provoking, adventurous exhibitions inspired by the Brooklyn Museum's exceptional Permanent Collections," comments Bloomberg's Erana M. Stennett.