Now We Here
featuring the work of Corey Wash, Vernon O’Meally, Malik Roberts, Zeehan Wazed, Sam Fryer, and Grave Guzman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ABXY GALLERY presents: NOW WE HERE
Inaugural Exhibition featuring the work of Corey Wash, Vernon O’Meally, Malik Roberts, Zeehan Wazed, Sam Fryer, and Grave Guzman
VIP OPENING COCKTAIL + ARTIST TALK: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017 | 6PM-9PM
FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPENING COCKTAIL: THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017 | 6PM-9PM
EXHIBITION OPEN TO PUBLIC: FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 – NOVEMBER 3, 2017
Location: ABXY LES | 9 Clinton Street | New York, NY 10002
NEW YORK, NY : On OCTOBER 11th ABXY will celebrate the opening of its new Lower East Side art gallery, located at 9 Clinton Street. Organized by ABXY founder Allison Barker and curator Frantz JR Juin, the opening exhibition, entitled NOW WE HERE will gather together a collection of the latest works by ABXY’s leading in house artists: Corey Wash, Vernon O’Meally, Malik Roberts, Zeehan Wazed, Sam Fryer, and Grave Guzman.
Inspired by the salon-style galleries of history’s great female art collectors – women like Peggy Guggenheim and Gertrude Stein – ABXY formed in 2015 when streetwise art advisor, Allison Barker, invited a carefully curated group of emerging artists to use her SoHo home-office as studio space.
ABXY quickly became a haven for collectors and artists of all fields, backgrounds, and experience levels to discover one another. When casual gatherings soon formalized into a cutting edge schedule of programming and events, demand for works by Barker’s group of artists quickly exceeded supply and it became clear: this genie needed a bigger bottle.
On the 11th, ABXY will open an art gallery to the public for the first time. From their new, Clinton Street headquarters, Barker will continue to provide studio space for her artists beneath the gallery while presenting socially beneficial exhibitions and events, which expand the conversation around contemporary art and culture.