To tell you about Beginnings, a new gallery and art shop in Greenpoint, we’ll start at end of the story and work backward.
One week from today.
You’re in your apartment, surrounded by creepy-awesome cartoon sketches, warped sailing photos, rainbow-colored papier-mache figurines, and delicate wire sculptures. There’s a smile on your face, because you just redecorated with affordable pieces (most under $500) by up-and-coming indie artists.
The gallery’s inaugural group show, The Beginning, debuts. You stop by the small whitewashed shop for the launch party. Drinks flow, music roars, and you observe works by nearly 30 international photographers, painters, and creatives.
Earlier this year.
A group of seven friends/curators comes together with the idea to break down the wall between artists and consumers. They hatch a plan to open an unstuffy gallery for emerging talents, artist talks, pop-up dinners, and small music shows.
And we’re right back to square one.
Beginnings, 110 Meserole Avenue, between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard Street, Greenpoint (347-433-5601 or beginnings-nyc.com). Opening party, tomorrow, 7-10 p.m.
Photos: Stephen Eichhorn / Courtesy of Beginnings; Matt Furie / Courtesy of Beginnings