When someone says “Brooklyn!” it generates a variety of images in the mind depending upon who you are. That’s because for the last two decades Brooklyn finally gained an identity beyond a question mark. Although the Brooklyn that was touted for years as a Brave New World of art gallery experiences has mostly disappeared, new generations of galleries are currently operating, and many young artists are constantly arriving to fill them. What makes the scene there more vibrant is that unlike Soho or Chelsea, which were created through the machinations of a professional class of art dealers, a majority of the Brooklyn spaces were and are run by artists, either in a traditional gallery mode, or as an artists collective. Yet there were and are still professional galleries amid these, performing at just as successful a level as those in Manhattan centric art districts, but with a much more open perspective on what is actually being made and by whom. To say “Brooklyn Galleries” is to understat…
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