The Promise of Real Estate • jan 08 – 24, 2010

Camel Art Space presents:

• The Promise of Real Estate •

January 8th – 24th 2010
Weekends only: 12 – 6 pm or by appointment

Opening reception: January 8th, 6 – 9 pm
Music by: Michael Weylandt, at 8 pm

Location: 722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237
Directions: L – train to Graham Avenue [map]

One of the first things you learn to draw is a house in a landscape of sun, horizon and stick figures. Becoming an adult means finding a stable relationship, a career, a car, and perhaps most importantly, you start looking at real estate in the hopes that sooner or later you might be able to establish the lasting security of a home. You long for a sense of place where you can be happy and fulfilled. Yet this promise of real estate has led to the complete destabilizing of the world’s most powerful economy.
Each unique in their approach, Carl Gunhouse, Chris McGee, Christine Rogers, Rachel Boillot, Lauren Portada and Tom Marquet all deal with the idea of real estate. Their artworks examine the topic of home ownership in a variety of ways: the seduction of the home, the illusion of stability that home ownership provides, and what happens when the illusion collapses. ~C.G. & C.R.

Curated by: Carl Gunhouse & Christine Rogers

Catalog available upon request.

Camel Art Space is an Artist operated Art Space with a focus on current issues in art within a not for profit work frame, is an affiliate member of Williamsburg Gallery Association and participating at 2:nd Friday Art Walk.