Storefront, the narrow artist-run gallery at 16 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick founded two years ago by local art scene heavy weights Jason Andrew and Deborah Brown, has become at major gathering place for the Bushwick art world, its openings invariably spilling onto the street no matter the weather, its exhibitions offering a venue for some of the artist-rich neighborhood's best. That all ends December 18, when its final exhibition—featuring every artist to ever have a solo show in the space—closes. (Update below.)
The Round Up, which opens on December 3 and culminates with an opening/closing party on Friday December 9th, will include works by Brown, Hermine Ford, Suzanne Goldenberg, Cooper Holoweski, Andrew Hurst, Norman Jabaut,
Mary Judge, Greg Kwiatek, Justen Ladda, Amy Lincoln, Kevin Regan, and Austin Thomas.
In Storefront's two-year lifespan the Bushwick gallery scene has grown immensely, and in recent months a DUMBO-style concentration of galleries in one building has taken place a few blocks from Andrew and Brown's space at 56 Bogart Street.
Update: Deborah Brown, who will be running Storefront in its new incarnation solo, writes to specify that the gallery will reopen in its current location on January 1st, 2012. "I am shutting the space for a few weeks after Storefront closes its doors on December 18th so that I can do some cosmetic work on the gallery." On New Year's Day the revamped space opens with an exhibition of new works by Gary Petersen and Halsey Hathaway in the space's front gallery, and paintings by Rob de Oude in its rear room.
In the meantime, see you at 16 Wilson Avenue on December 9.