Explore Fiber Arts in an 18th Century Warehouse

Explore Fiber Arts in an 18th Century Warehouse

Photos Courtesy of the Artists and Karin Bravin

Experience an explosion of fiber art on four floors of a never-before-seen, landmarked venue in the heart of the South Street Seaport with gallerists and curators John Lee and Karin Bravin and artist Orly Cogan!

  • Go inside 207 Front Street, a former warehouse built in the 18th-century, and learn about its history
  • See more than 125 art works by more than 60 artists in the exhibition, The Golden Thread
  • Dive into history, myths, and secrets of South Street Seaport with Wicked Waterfront by Natalie Collette Wood, a work printed digitally on translucent, ghostly, and shifting pieces of chiffon
  • Examine artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s site-specific work on the 12 foot diameter grain hoist originally used to bring goods up to the 4th floor when Front Street was the East River
  • View rugs by Louise Bourgeois, Wangechi Mutu, and Jonas Wood created as part of the BravinLee rug program and be the first to see the latest edition (and largest rug to date!) by Willie Cole

About the event:

Gallery owners and public art curators John Post Lee and Karin Bravin welcome Insiders to this historic building which has never before been opened ot the public. You’ll explore The Golden Thread exhibit, admiring more than 125 works and ten site-specific installations. One of the artists will also be there to offer their experiences of being in this exhibit and creating their work!

About John Lee and Karin Bravin

John Lee and Karin Bravin opened their gallery in Soho in 1991. In 2006, expanding upon the conventional gallery, they opened BravinLee programs in Chelsea to exhibit artists and collaborate with colleagues and institutions on a project by project basis. In addition to gallery exhibitions, BravinLee curates several off-site shows and public art installations; they produce limited edition rugs, sculptural editions; and they privilege the medium of the artist book in their artists’ book program. 

BravinLee fiber art programs began with their artists rug program. Bravin and Lee have been working with some of the most well-respected, sought after international artists to design rugs. The rugs are hand-knotted in either wool, silk or hemp in Nepal. 

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