Being Lost and Found in Bushwick | Arte Fuse

Olya Turcihin of Arte Fuse made it out to BFP Creative's first group show, Hrönir: Un-Lost Things. Copied below is her experience at the show! (All photos and text are the property of Olya Turcihin and Arte Fuse).


Some serious wall art that makes you smile. Left to right: “Doe” by Kristen Leonard, “Absens” by Monique Mantell, “Gilded Squirrel” by Really Large Numbers (Julia Oldham and Chad Stayrook)

Some serious wall art that makes you smile. Left to right: “Doe” by Kristen Leonard, “Absens” by Monique Mantell, “Gilded Squirrel” by Really Large Numbers (Julia Oldham and Chad Stayrook)

Some work at the show in BFP. “Border Control” by Nancy Baker

Some work at the show in BFP. “Border Control” by Nancy Baker

Instagram worthy moment at BFP. Work by Jaynie Crimmins

Instagram worthy moment at BFP. Work by Jaynie Crimmins

Trekked out to Bushwick last week to view Hrönir: Un-Lost Things curated by Hazel Lee Santino for BFP Creative… BFP Creative housed the show in their temporary storage galleries at Brooklyn Fire Proof. I was lost and disoriented at first, entering through the Brooklyn Fire Proof bar.  As I tried to find the gallery space, I thought to myself that a whiskey was in order on such a cold evening. A quick right out of the bar and then a left opened up to a large airy white space which housed some of the most creative art I have seen in a while. “Hrönir” are objects that, once lost, have been found–but they are duplicated and somehow affected by having been lost, or by having been found. ”The premise of losing something and then finding it again only to reveal that it has somehow changed, lent itself to experiencing the art by trying to figure out the story behind of each individual piece. Brilliant! In the end, I found myself sipping a whiskey and ultimately feeling quite satiated. Here’s to getting lost but now I’m found – CHEERS!

Participating Artists: Liz Atzberger, Nancy Baker, Franca Barone, James Bascara, Melinda Beck, Gregory Benton, Nathan Bond, Paul Brainard, Adam Brasil, Iain Burke, Richard Ray Chan, Beata Chrzanowska, Ehren Clodfelter, Jaynie Crimmins, William Crosby, Leigh Cunningham, Daniel Davidson, Travis DeMello, Burr Dodd, Kevin Doyle, Maureen Drennan, Jackson Falor-Ward, Lori Field, Ed Flanagan, Ryan Michael Ford, MaDora Frey, Linnéa Gad, Paul Gagner, Langdon Graves, Hunter Heckroth, Jen Hitchings, Chloe Isip, Jordin Isip, Simone Isip, Roberto Jamora, Nils Karsten, Tricia Keightley, Hannah Lee, Kristen Leonard, Rachel Levit, Melissa Ling, Kristen Liu-Wong, Monique Mantell, Eliot Markell, Maya Rose Meissner, Merz, Kit Mills, Kymia Nawabi, Jon Newman, Nora Normile, Brian O’Neill, Galia Offri, Julia Oldham + Chad Stayrook, HyunJin Alex Park, Helena Parriott, Maritsa Patrinos, Don Pablo Pedro, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Rachel Pontious, Monica Ramos, Julee Rieu, Scott Robinson, Marina Ross, Jonny Ruzzo, Hazel Lee Santino, Hiba Schahbaz, Rachel Schmidhofer, Kelsey Shwetz, Paula Searing, Andrew Smenos, Josie Stevenson, Christopher Stout, Ulrike Theusner, Jeanne Tremel, Michela Vinton, Oliver Warden, Frank Webster, Eric White, and James Yang.

(L-R) Artist Daniel Davidson with curator Hazel Lee Santino

(L-R) Artist Daniel Davidson with curator Hazel Lee Santino

Left to right (visible top row): “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” by Andrew Smenos, “16.20.14” by Tricia Keightley, “Heave” (diptych) by Ehren Clodfelter.

Left to right (visible top row): “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” by Andrew Smenos, “16.20.14” by Tricia Keightley, “Heave” (diptych) by Ehren Clodfelter.

“Ocean Beach” by Jordin Isip

“Ocean Beach” by Jordin Isip

Artist Monique Mantell at the opening.

Artist Monique Mantell at the opening.

(visible first three) left to right: “Untitled” by Melissa Ling, “How to Cope” by Hannah Lee, “Hugh” by Maureen Drennan. Pictured: artists Simone Isip and Jordin Isip.

(visible first three) left to right: “Untitled” by Melissa Ling, “How to Cope” by Hannah Lee, “Hugh” by Maureen Drennan. Pictured: artists Simone Isip and Jordin Isip.

The art crowd at BFP in Bushwick.

The art crowd at BFP in Bushwick.

“I Miss Nothing. Or Not.” by HyunJin Alex Park.

“I Miss Nothing. Or Not.” by HyunJin Alex Park.

(visible art, left to right) “Classical Hollywood Set” by Linnea Gad, “The Triump (Curiosity)” by Kelsey Shwetz. Pictured: artist Kristen Liu-Wong (left) and friend.

(visible art, left to right) “Classical Hollywood Set” by Linnea Gad, “The Triump (Curiosity)” by Kelsey Shwetz. Pictured: artist Kristen Liu-Wong (left) and friend.

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