The Gallery at Black Rock is opening its Futuria tomorrow at the huge 51 Crescent Avenue space. An artists’ reception will be Saturday, Oct. 16, from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Says curator Eileen Walsh (pictured left in her typical day wear): “The future seems more uncertain than ever. The environment, political tensions, economic worries make contemplation of the future a sometimes scary exercise. The gallery asked artists to do just that.”
The show will look at the differing visions of artists ranging from the darkly lonely paintings of Harrison Love to lighthearted science fiction-influenced work. Futuria will include installation, painting, 3D design, sculpture as well as drawings and music.
It’s also a chance to see this raw gallery space in Bridgeport’s East Side. It’s not your typical Fairfield County gallery, and its rough edges and bohemian spirit connect it to our dear departed NEST, Remington lofts and Star Pin galleries that occupied former factory spaces. Plus, I hear the Crescent Avenue space is haunted. The building dates back to the mid-1800s where it contained a jail. A fire broke out, the prisoners died, and their angry spirits remain. At least, that’s what I hear.
The show will run noon-5 p.m. for four consecutive Saturdays and by appointment.