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Brooklyn Artists Gym

Brooklyn Artists Gym is an artist studio and gallery facility in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn, New York. BAG’s mission is to help make it possible for artists to further their work and careers at a reasonable cost.

Our Artists-in-Residence are from all spectrums of the artistic landscape: professional artists looking for more community while they work, artists who are between private studios, artists visiting from other states or countries looking for studio space for a few months, artists who are working on a specific project, artists who have outgrown painting in their apartments as well as recent art school graduates.

"We want a place where the artist can come and concentrate on their work, not on the hassles of being an artist. We also want to give artists an opportunity to bridge the gap between the hermetic privacy of the studio and the glaring exposure of a gallery. We want people to explore, to expand and to be able to take themselves seriously as artists."

-Peter Wallace, Founder


United States
168 7th Street
Phone: (718) 858-9069
Website: http://brooklynartistsgym.com/

Gallery/Dealer Photos (1)

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Sample Art Work (8)

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Current Exhibitions

Brian Zimbler is our featured artist this month. His work, "Born in Pink Glasses," is currently on display on the title wall.

Also on display are seven works by Stuart Shedletsky (from our Estate Art Collection),
a few works by late member artist Brian Stephen Young (March 18, 1967-May 7, 2009), and a large work by Darla Ebanks.

Forthcoming Exhibitions


Imagination is a necessary tool for all artists. Like a distortion of precognition, fantasy allows us to conceive of and engage in a world beyond the present reality. Transformation is the process of bringing that vision into a communicable form.

Brooklyn Artists Gym will be hosting our quarterly Salon show featuring select Artists-in-Residence and Room 58 Writers. Join us for a discussion of the significance of fantasy and imagination in their work and a special screening of the Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century documentary video “Transformation” featuring Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman, and Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Brooklyn Artists Gym Gallery
168 Seventh St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 858-9069

This event is part of Art21 Access ‘09, a celebration of contemporary art and Season 5 of Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century sponsored by Art21. Art21 Access 09 is held at over 300 museums, schools, libraries, art spaces, and community centers and is organized in collaboration with Americans for the Arts’ National Arts and Hu... [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

STAND AT ATTENTION: New Work by RĂ©amonn Byrne
June 23-July 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 23, 6-9pm


Stand at Attention is a new collection of work by Irish artist RĂ©amonn Byrne. Formations of linear drawings in ink, pencil and paint on paper resemble groups of documents or blueprints in that they present distilled information, reduced to line and accents of paint. Each batch forms a cohesive visual whole, yet the eye lays focused on a single piece at a time, exploring the individual's minute responses as attention flutters amongst the frames. These simple structures pose questions about how narrative is constructed and how we process visual information.

In this body of work the artist takes this format and turns it on himself. Members of the Irish Brigade of the American Civil War are depicted throughout the work, surely heroes in that pivotal time for their new nation. It is in this posse that the artist places himself introspectively against his peoples historic endeavors. Ambivalence becomes evident in this exploration of identity as the artist gnaws at both his own and th... [ Read all ]

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Location And Getting There

We are located in a 10,000 sq. ft. newly renovated space on the third floor of 168 7th Street (just below 3rd Ave.) on the Park Slope side of Gowanus, Brooklyn. The neighborhood supports many working artists, art related enterprises and interesting small businesses.

Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th Street (3rd floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

By subway:
Take the F train to the 4th Avenue stop, or the R train to the 9th Street stop (this is the same stop). Exit toward 4th Ave. and 9th St. Walk down 9th St. to 9th St. and 3rd Ave. Turn right. Walk 2 short blocks to 7th St. Turn left. Walk 100 yards to 168 7th St., which will be on the left. Pull hard on the door, and come on up!

By bus:
The #71 stops at 3rd Ave. and 3rd St, 4 blocks from BAG.
The #75 and #77 stop at 3rd Ave. and 9th St., 1 1/2 blocks from BAG.
The #37 goes along 3rd Ave. and stops near 7th St., 1/2 block from BAG.
The #103 goes along 4th Ave., and stops 1 1/2 blocks from BAG.

From Park Slope:
Walk down 7th St. until you pass 3rd Ave. We are on the left at 168 7th St.
From Carroll Gardens:
Walk down 3rd St. over the Gowanus Canal. Turn Right on 3... [ Read all ]


Peter Wallace
Founder, Director
(718) 858-9069

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