Recess Activities, Inc., the Soho-based art non-profit that provides emerging artists with a street-level studio, exhibition and activity space for two- to three-month residencies, announced last week that it will expand to Brooklyn in February, in partnership with Red Hook gallery and studio space Kidd Yellin (pictured).
Recess—which will continue to operate from its current storefront at 41 Grand Street—takes over the 800 square foot space at 133 Imlay Street beginning next month. Artists who get residencies in the satellite space will have access to the gallery and studio resources at Kidd Yellin and, like all Recess residents, receive a materials stipend and don't have to give up any commission on works sold during their residencies. Of course, foot traffic in Red Hook isn't quite comparable to that in Soho. On the other hand, Red Hook is still cool. There's even a world-class treasure trove of art right across the street!