Famous Accountants: Opening October 24, 2009
October 14, 2009 – Famous Accountants is pleased to announce its grand opening reception for the exhibit “Twenty-Three” on October 24, 2009 from 6-10PM in conjunction with Norte Maar’s THIS BEAT IS SICK: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late. Famous Accountants is a shared work/studio and gallery space in Greater Bushwick run by artists Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan. Their concept for the space is “gallery as sketchbook.” Their inspiration for opening Famous Accountants is Austin Thomas and her concept of the perch. Thomas ran the recently-closed Pocket Utopia: “a relational exhibition, salon and social space” housed in a renovated storefront space on Flushing Avenue.
The inaugural show, “Twenty-Three” features work by both Letcher and Regan. Over the course of 2 months, the two artists visited the studio separately and together, composing a dialogue of works. The show features a combination of previous pieces as well as site-specific collages, found images, words and objects.
The space will be home to periodic events (including “TV Parties” inspired by a Black Flag song which will featured curated screenings accompanied by beer drinking).
The first TV Party will be held November 8, 2009 from 1-6PM.
1673 Gates Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Open Sundays from 1-6PM and by appointment.
For information, please email: FamousAccountants@gmail.com
Presented by J. Andrew + Norte Maar and sponsored by BUSHWICKBK.com the evening featuring nine art spaces, each entirely unique and individual in their programing, THIS BEAT IS SICK celebrates all that is good and great about the Bushwick art scene which continues to thrive far from the hype and hustle. Saturday, October 24, 6:00-10:00PM.
Participating spaces include: Norte Maar, English Kills, Centotto, Factory Fresh, Grace Exhibition Space, Laundromat, Lumenhouse, Privateer, the new spot called Sugar, and the long awaited debut of Famous Accountants.