10. 100 Pairs of Ceramic Shoes in DUMBO’s Boiler Building
The Smack Mellon Gallery is located in the recently renovated Boiler Building on the DUMBO waterfront, across from Brooklyn Bridge Park, the interior space consists of 6,000 square feet and a ceiling that soars to 35 feet, with 25 windows on two levels. The Gallery is opening its doors with two exhibitions on September 23.
Ron Baron: Beyond-Beyond consists of an installation of nearly 100 pairs of life-size case ceramic shoes. Although each pair is small in comparison to the gallery’s vast space, their combined poetic and ghostly presence fill the significant void and evoke all that is missing.
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky: The Perilous Journey of Maria Rosa Palacios is a half-hour, performance-based film that documents Skvirsky’s travels from Ecuador’s Chota highlands to the coastal town of Guayaquil. The expedition serves as a recreation of her great grandmother’s 1906 journey and an exploration of identity, representation, and every-shifting boundaries of place and nationhood.
The two installations will be on view from September 23 to November 5, 2017, with opening receptions on September 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The Smack Mellon Gallery is located at 99 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn.