ATOM space reception in Hartford Friday
ATOM Space @ Chinatown
55 Pratt St., Hartford, (860) 944-1665
As It Ever Was
May 4—26, 2012.
Opening Reception: Fri., May 4, 6—9 p.m.
ATOM space is pleased to announce its second exhibition, As It Ever Was, a group exhibition of contemporary art with work by Anne Cubberly (Web), Howard el-Yasin, Gene Gort (Web), Barbara Hocker (Web), Carol Padberg (Web), Nina Salazar, Patrick Schmidt (Web), Gil Scullion (Web) and Dave Sinaguglia (Web).
The exhibition will run from May 4 through May 26, with an opening reception on Fri., May 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment.
The exhibition As It Ever Was will feature artwork that takes a more organic and nature-based approach. The human form, animals, vegetation and trees inspire drawing, sculpture, video and installation for this group. Patrick Schmidt of Pittsburgh, will create a site-specific tape drawing on the front window glass of the gallery.
ATOM space is an ongoing project of Hartford artists David Borawski and Anne Cubberly. Inspired last year by an empty bank ATM lobby at the corner of Trumbull and Pearl streets, Borawski and Cubberly secured the use of the space to mount unique installations that were viewed through the surrounding glass windows. Only one exhibition was mounted before the space was leased, putting ATOM space on hold.
ATOM space is located in the former Chinatown Jewelry at 55 Pratt Street in downtown Hartford. Use of the storefront was generously provided by Jonathan Cohen of Cohen Realty, and presented with the support of Real Art Ways. Mr. Cohen has been working to reinvigorate the downtown area, and saw the ATOM space project as interesting venture to attract visitors to Hartford in general, and Pratt Street in particular.
In the late 90’s, David Borawski mounted five pop-up exhibitions in and around Hartford, and curated three exhibitions for Real Art Ways.