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Two New Art Exhibitions Opening at Crosstown

As if the gallery spaces in Crosstown Concourse couldn’t get any more beautiful, two new exhibitions will debut Dec.14, featuring works from over 50 artists, including Brooklyn-based artist Carrie Rubinstein.

Homeward Bound, an exhibition featuring over 50 artists, will be displayed in the West Gallery of Crosstown Arts, and Brick Fiction, created by Carrie Rubinstein, former Crosstown Arts resident and Brooklyn based artist, will be displayed in the East Gallery

The theme of the extensive art collection is home. Artists were able to demonstrate what the word meant to them through their artwork which resulted in a mixture of metaphorical, eclectic pieces.

“The Homeward Bound exhibition will include works from over 50 artists, both local and from other states. It will include painting, sculpture, video, and performance work,” said Crosstown Arts exhibitions coordinator, Terri Phillips.

Rubinstein’s exhibition, Brick Fiction, is inspired by the building in which it will be housed.

“The building and the redevelopment project of Crosstown is my inspiration. I like the juxtaposition of the old and the new that occupy the space.”

Carrie Rubinstein, Artist & Creator of Brick Fiction

Rubinstein, who has an interest in architectural space, said the walls of the Concourse reveal layers of sandblasted paint, plaster, brick, and concrete from the previous century, igniting curiosity about the prior occupants of the space.

Photo: Crosstown Arts

The Brick Fiction exhibit features structures that stand at 10 x 9 x 8’ tall and contain full-size doors and two windows. The viewer is invited to experience the work from its interior and perimeter.

Rubinstein, who resided in Memphis for eight months as a Crosstown Arts resident during its pilot residency program in 2017, said she’s honored to come back and debut her artwork.

“I feel fortunate to have the whole space because it gives the viewer the opportunity to really examine the work and get my interpretation of the reclaimed space.”

Rubinstein’s other work has shown in a number of New York City-based exhibitions, including Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn Museum’s Go Open Studio Project, A.I.R. Gallery, Orgy Park, The Roger Smith Hotel, and TSA Gallery

Both exhibitions open on December 14 with opening receptions from 6PM-8PM and will remain on view through January 27.

 Visit Crosstown Arts’ website page for more information on the reception and exhibits. 

Visit Rubinstein’s website for more information about her work and future exhibits. You can also follow her on Instagram @carrierubinstein.