100 Years @ 538 Johnson Avenue is a centennial building exhibition celebrating the past 100 years of factory use at 538 Johnson avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The building was built as a mattress factory in 1919 and has since hosted a number of other manufacturing business like Eegee Dolls, before the current mix of artist studios and a print shop. This exhibition looks back to the beginning of a neighborhood and through exhaustive research tells wild tales of life in and around the building.
The wide range of materials, maps, articles and photos was installed on the wall via a technique using gel to transfer ink printed on sticker paper directly on to the walls of the 4th. floor of the building.
The exhibition came to life through collaboration with Brian Gibson and Bryan Sears and countless helping hands.
Loft Bushwick, New York.
I’ve been fortunate enough to inhabit a loft space in New York, where the freedom to built with my own hands was a part of the never ending project journey it is to live in a live/work factory space.
Structural layers and the in between. Built by hand and mind.
Above/below surface movement.
Abstractions and spacial explorations. Mindless models built by hand.
Sectional explorations of space. Building bites built by hand.
Hinged by the layers of the city space appears.
On May 26 2018, A wedding happened through collaborative efforts and brilliant minds of Frida Foberg, Bryan Sears, Natasa Zugic, Ehren Shorday and Brian Gibson.