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GALLERY 51 WELCOMES GUEST CURATOR, CORWIN LEVI 

Levi is a visual artist investigating perception, finding and unfinding. This summer he will introduce  Babel's Bricks, Cloud Headed and 3 Second Stories to the Berkshires. For more information about Corwin and his works, visit www.corwinlevi.com and find him on instagram @corwinlevi and @all.nine.legs.

Babel's Bricks: On view May 25th - June 25th

Opening Reception: May 25, 5 - 7pm

Untitled assemblage by artist Paul Inglis

image: Paul Inglis

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Artists: Sarah Burris, Rodney Carswell, Brittany De Nigris, Sarah Fagan, Marc Ganzglass, Maggie Gourlay, Paul Inglis, Roger Feldman, Katie Loughmiller, Afton Love, Susan Marie Dopp, Matthew Northridge, Heidi Pollard, Ryder Richards, Pam Rogers, Megan Suttles, Max Spitzer, Caleb Taylor, Natasha Van Nettern and Stephanie Williams.
Remember, as a kid, when you played with toy blocks? Old wooden blocks, Erector sets, Lincoln Logs, Legos, or Mine Craft filled countless hours of childhood afternoons and summer vacations. Artists have continued to nurture the impulse of putting parts together to make a more wonderful whole. Lines make a drawing, strokes make a painting, pieces make a sculpture, and seconds stacked on seconds make a video. What if, though, artists created works AS the building blocks? For Babel’s Bricks, artists in a variety of media are interpreting the idea of artwork as building block. Additionally, there will be a component of the show in which viewers can construct their own works out of a selection of various blocks. By putting these disparate construction elements into a whole, the show will remind us that an aggregate of various systems has the power to be greater than its parts, whether individually or in sum.

Cloud Headed: On view June 29th - July 19th

Stephanie Williams Installation

image: Stephanie Williams

Artists: Stephanie Williams,Michelle Aldredge, Jarvis Rockwell, Anna Von Mertens, Heidi Pollard, Sam Trioli, and selections from the collection of Jamie Franklin

Across time immemorial, humans have looked up at the sky and wondered what lies beyond. We have prayed to gods above, looked through telescopes at distant galaxies, and pondered the very origins of our existences. For "Cloud Headed," a selection of artists offer their own mixed-media visions of the view beyond our planet and how we look towards that destination. Whether people in prayer, depictions of heaven, constellations and astronomical imagery, or a more singular vision, these artists are examining both experiences beyond our daily comprehension and what investigating those experiences looks like.

3 Second Stories: On view July 27 - Sept. 22nd

Opening Reception July 27, 5 -8pm

Flipbooks

image Tom Olson
Artist: Tom Olson
Flipbook artist Tom Olson weaves tales of love, loss, and other investigations into the human psyche and the absurd by spending countless hours drawing hundreds of pages to arrive at a profound three seconds. Olson created his flipbooks in a bygone era of New York, before launching a successful career as a Washington, DC attorney. These recently discovered pieces, however, still feel just as fresh as they must have decades ago. This is the first showing of these small treasures, and will include video and print presentations of the flipbooks as well as a display of the original pieces.