Famous Accountants

per-son-age / persenij (noun)

Posted in Current Show by eletcher2009 on August 2, 2011


Curated by Rico Gatson

August 5, 2011 – September 18, 2011

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 5, 7-10PM


Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Between St. Nicholas and Cypress
L or M train to Myrtle/Wyckoff
Open Sundays, 1-6pm


per-son-age / persenij (noun)    A person (often used to express their significance, importance, or elevated status)

Per-son-age is an exhibition of videos in which the artist is the primary performer.  Historically artists such as Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Hannah Wilke and Nayland Blake to name a few, have performed in “person” in their videos.  This exhibition presents video where the artist is central to the work, serving as translator or interpreter of the world in which we live.  The artist’s actions reveal process, depict rituals, express something profound or abstract and expose systems at work.


Elaine Angelopoulos
Rico Gatson
Dan Herschlein
Lars Kremer
Chris Larson
Ellie Murphy
Clifford Owens
Laura Parnes
Brittany Prater
Marc A. Robinson


Opened in October 2009, Famous Accountants is a Bushwick gallery that has been written about in the Art in America, New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, L Magazine, Village Voice, New York Press, Time Out New York, BushwickBK, Hyperallergic , Bloggy, and Brooklyn Based. Shanna Maurizi: Unidentified is Famous Accountant’s thirteenth exhibition.

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue
Bushwick, Brooklyn
L or M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff stop

Open Sundays from 1 to 6 PM and by appointment.
For information, please email: FamousAccountants@gmail.com


Posted in Current Show, Noise by eletcher2009 on November 29, 2010

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James Kalm visits DRIPPY at Famous Accountants!

Posted in Current Show, Drippy, Information by internanna on January 5, 2010

We had an awesome visit with James Kalm!
Check out the video here.

Be sure to catch Drippy – there are just a couple of short weeks left.
We’ll be open this Sunday from 1-6pm. The closing reception is Saturday, January 16th from 6-10 pm and the final day of the show is Sunday, January 17th. *Be sure to stop by for a special surprise at the end of the day.

DRIPPY Closing Party: January 16th, 2010

Posted in Current Show, Drippy, Information by internanna on January 4, 2010

Famous Accountants Art Gallery is pleased to announce a Closing Reception for their second show: DRIPPY on Saturday, January 16th 2010 from 6-10pm.

DRIPPY is a collaborative project-type show created by Ben Godward and Famous Accountants (Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan). It was made on-site, in the Famous Accountants dungeon. Each of the artists played his/her part, like a band. The parts combine to form a whole but also remain distinct. Famous Accountants is pounding out the beat (the blood dripping down the walls) and Ben Godward, like Diamanda Galas, is wailing like a banshee on top of that, spilling his guts all over the floor. Awesome.

Please join us at the closing reception:
Saturday, January 16, 6-10pm.
Refreshments will be served.

DRIPPY’s last day:
Sunday, January 17.
*Be there for an EOD surprise.

1673 Gates Avenue, Bushwick, NY.

Overheard at the Opening Reception of Drippy

Posted in Current Show, Drippy, Information by internanna on December 7, 2009

DRIPPY, photo by Jessica Ralli

THANK YOU! to all who came out for the opening reception of our second show DRIPPY featuring Ben Godward, Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan!

We overheard some great quotes about the show:

“Where Willy Wonka came to die”

“Care Bears barfed all over the place”

“Clown massacre”


We had a fantastic time on Saturday and we’re looking forward to seeing more of you on Sundays from 1-6 and at our closing party in January (TBD).

Closing Reception for Twenty-Three: This Sunday, Nov. 22!

Posted in 23, Current Show, Information by internanna on November 20, 2009

It’s been a long-ass week at the end of one hell-of-a year. Please come join us for some art, artists, cookies and beers on Sunday to celebrate the closing of our first show, Twenty-Three!

Famous Accountants is pleased to announce a closing reception for their inaugural exhibit “Twenty-Three” on Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 4-7PM. There will be drinks & snacks (and coffee and talking) and we’d love to see you!

Famous Accountants (described by Hyperallergic as “Pocket Utopia’s underground stepchild“) 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.

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Open Sundays from 1-6PM and by appointment.

BushwickBK on Twenty-Three : Meaning is Inevitable

Sundays at Famous Accountants

Posted in 23, Current Show, Information by internanna on November 9, 2009

photo(6) We had such a lovely Sunday at Famous Accountants yesterday!

Thanks to all who came out – it was such a pleasure.

Please visit us every Sunday from 1-6PM.

Upcoming Events:

TV Party #1 on Wednesday, November 18, 8-11pm.

Closing Reception  for “Twenty-Three” on Sunday, November 22, 4-7PM.

“Twenty-Three” Photo Collage by Hrag Vartanian

Posted in 23, Current Show, Information by internanna on October 28, 2009

4048268162_f25c8e7dc2One more big thank you to Hrag Vartanian!

Check out his photo collage of Famous Accountants show “Twenty-Three” – it is absolutely amazing. (Best viewed at maximum size.)

Famous Accountants in Hyperallergic!

Posted in 23, Current Show, Information by internanna on October 28, 2009


We were so thrilled that Hrag Vartanian could make it to our opening reception for “Twenty-Three!”

Pocket Utopia’s underground stepchild, the Famous Accountants gallery opened last night during the “This Beat is Sick” Bushwick gallery festival. Expect great things and check out Jeremy Sapienza’s post about Brooklyn’s newest alternative space.

Check out his great post on Hyperallergic.

Also check out this video interview Vartanian did with Kevin Regan at Pocket Utopia’s Finally Utopic show.

Famous Accountants on Flickr

Posted in 23, Current Show, Information by internanna on October 27, 2009

FA34We are srsly taking the old internet by storm.

Visit us on Flickr!

Pics from the Opening Reception for inaugural show “Twenty-Three” are up.