Recess Activities, Inc. To Open Second Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook, February 2011 –– Recess is pleased to announce a collaboration with Charlotte Kidd and Dustin Yellin of Kidd Yellin Studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Recess’s signature residency program Session, will occupy an additional space at Kidd Yellin, giving more artists street level space to use as a studio, exhibition venue, or grounds for experimentation.

The original Recess at 41 Grand Street in SoHo will remain open; both spaces will be free and open to the public.

Recess’s satellite space is located at Kidd Yellin Studios at 133 Imlay Street in Red Hook, one of Brooklyn’s prominent artist communities. The 800 square-foot room features high ceilings and access to the gallery, resources and artists at Kidd Yellin. Like Recess’s space in SoHo, the new location creates a physical openness that links artists to the street, the neighborhood, and the public.

Recess, Kidd Yellin, Public:
All Recess spaces are open Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. The artists’ workspaces are open to the public throughout the residency, facilitating meaningful visual and intellectual interactions between artists and the community. Artists in Session are present during public hours, connecting with visitors through transparent studio practice and/or performance-based activities.

Recess, Kidd Yellin, Artists:
By offering artists flexible work/exhibition residencies, artists are given agency to determine distinctions between their process and production, controlling the visibility of their work and the parameters of its presentation. Artists have access to their space for the full duration of their residency and are expected to work on a daily basis or the equivalent of at least twenty hours per week. They will be given a materials stipend to realize proposed projects. Recess will not take a percentage of artwork sold during residencies, giving artists full control of their experience.

Recess at Kidd Yellin:

The launch of the new space in February will allow Recess to build a partnership between emerging artists and audiences while providing Kidd Yellin with new perspectives from cutting edge, emerging artists. With a commitment to rigorous programming that responds to the conditions of contemporary artistic practice, Recess and Kidd Yellin are poised to embark on new initiatives that will define daring and accessible visual arts programming.

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