June 28th – August 12th
New York, NY (June 11, 2018) – Douglas Elliman Real Estate is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Alchemy, a major summer 2018 art exhibition presented by BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. Alchemy features the work of seven artists reconceiving non-conventional materials in a reflection on the ancient concept of alchemy—the transformation of matter. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, June 27th at BRIC House [647 Fulton Street] from 7pm to 9pm to kick off the exhibition, which will run from June 28th until August 12th.
“We’re excited to partner with BRIC this summer and help present this wonderfully curated exhibition,” said Max Dobens, Douglas Elliman’s Senior Regional Executive Manager of Sales in Brooklyn. “Our decision to partner with an organization like BRIC is a testament to Elliman’s firm understanding of the relationship between the worlds of art and real estate, as consistently seen through our support of Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze New York and the Gold Coast Film Festival.
Exhibiting artists at Alchemy include Nicole Awai, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Borinquen Gallo, Phoebe Grip, Miatta Kawinzi, Anna Riley, and Kennedy Yanko. Employing diverse media, these artists create visually layered statements about the body, gender, race, and the environment. Their work also manifests the potential for the spiritual to be drawn out from the everyday world around us.
The opening reception for Alchemy will include a performance by designer and performance artist Nana Poco, who will respond to the work of artist, Kennedy Yanko. As is BRIC’s tradition for summer exhibitions, Alchemy will be accompanied by a series of lively Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon public programs including those dedicated to conversation, performance, dance, and the healing arts. BRIC House is located at 647 Fulton Street at Rockwell Place, Brooklyn. For the full calendar of events, please visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/art-exhibitions/alchemy
About Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the third largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 113 offices in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, California, Colorado and Massachusetts. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Douglas Elliman Property Management and Douglas Elliman Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.
Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.
BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
Learn more at BRICartsmedia.org.