All In @ South St. Gallery
South St. Gallery
392 South 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
On Exhibit: November 16 – December 9, 2017
Opening Reception: November 13, 2017
South St. Gallery is pleased to announce All In a group exhibition that features ten breakout artists – Raul Barquet, Herbert Baglione, John Feli Arnold III, Ogulcan Kush, Travis Bedel, Erik Otto, Boris Ipsum, Emily Weiskopf, Jamie Martinez and Sarah Allen Eagen – who push the limits of their respective media in extraordinary ways. All In is a symbolic exhibition that draws comparisons between the way each artist employs unique techniques to explore what it means to be “all in” or fully committed to one’s artistic practice in contemporary society. South St. Gallery will host an opening reception on November 16th at 392 South 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.
There are moments in life when a person is ready to be “all in”: it is a conscious decision to put everything on the line. The artists featured in this exhibition are from around the world – Brazil, Germany, Columbia, Turkey, Canada and the United States – and each have faced unique challenges in pursuing their passions. From moving across the country with nothing but a few belongings, and no job to speak of; to leaving well-paying jobs in order to give more to their art; the artists included in this exhibition have faced great personal challenges that took many forms, testing their resilience and devotion repeatedly in order to pursue their passion for art. It is the conscious choice to pursue creativity that makes these artists remarkable. Through the artists’ styles and mediums may be varied, the artists exhibiting share a passion that triumphs and drives them to create. They have chosen to live all in.
All In assembles 24 works of art in various media: The works on view range in scale, media, and approach, and include painting, collage, mixed media and photography on silk. By exhibiting the works together in the same space, a visual language is built that transcends specific mediums or one conceptual agenda. Ultimately this exhibition explores what it means to be an artist in contemporary society.