Various mixed media works from Evan Robarts. Also, If your in the NY area Evan is putting on a great show featuring 24 artists in an his abandoned apartment building that he has been forced to forfeit ownership.
September 3rd (7pm-12)
258 Macdougal Street, Brooklyn, NY
“In December of 2010 S&Z Capital Management Company defaulted on their loan and was forced to forfeit the ownership of my building, 258 Macdougal Street. During the many legal proceedings that followed, ownership was handed to a federal based agency/management company that functioned as a mediator between the bank and S&Z. No longer able to provide proper maintenance or funding to the apartment, the superintendent disappeared. Trash bags piled up on the sidewalk, Sanitation violations collected on the gate and past-due Con Edison bills became our welcome mat.
8 months later, I am the superintendent and am saddened to hear that the building has just been purchased. The new owners will most likely make the necessary repairs to the currently un-rentable units, followed by the inevitable price hike. Bedstuy is on its death bed.
Mediation, a group show consisting of 24 New York based artists whose work has been a direct inspiration to me. It is my privilege to present these artists at my home, displayed throughout the building in the many units abandoned during these last 8 months. Come and let us celebrate that which once was.” Evan Robart