LARCHMONT, NY — Artwork on display in an upcoming pop-up gallery will have a remarkable space to grab attention.
BAM Art Advisory, an independent contemporary art consultancy led by art consultant and Larchmont resident Brooke Molinaroli, will launch “Outside In: Textures and Abstractions.” The opening will mark the second edition of the ‘Art in the Yard’ outdoor art series, created in collaboration with Stephen Moser, a Westchester-based architect.
“I hope ‘Outside In: Textures and Abstractions’ will solidify this new paradigm and provide a platform that challenges art world norms and breaks down barriers,” Molinaroli said. “Furthermore, I was inspired to bring art to Larchmont so that residents can experience contemporary art and culture here and see and create new relationships.”
The 2022 edition of the “Art in the Yard” series promises to “feature a reimagined exterior design to reflect the purpose of the exhibit, as well as the zeitgeist: people’s ability to move more freely and security from the outside in.” To achieve this goal, the pop-up gallery design will utilize the wraparound porch of a historic Larchmont home and an exterior bluestone patio to allow for a seamless flow between indoors and out.
The free exhibit will be steps from the waterfront harbor and will feature many previously unseen works of art, museum-quality artists, targeted interior staging of art, commissioned murals, sculptures exteriors, tactile and architectural building materials on the exterior to reflect the ten-day theme, organizers promise.
The unique theme of this year’s event is no accident.
In response to another year of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our ability to create personal connections and satisfy the human desire to touch, founder/curator Brooke Molinaroli said, “I have been personally drawn to the works of tactile and abstract art over the past year. “She explained that texture in art can be real, simulated, abstract or invented. Even if a surface is smooth, the work can still evoke a sense of touch or texture through illusion, depth , perspective or technique.
In keeping with this theme, the artists in this exhibition use a wide variety of materials, including wool, Velcro, paper, fabric, thread, silk, folded paper and thick paint to inspire viewers to tender hand and touch. Some pieces will evoke artisanal craftsmanship and the traditional work of women in the home. Although we cannot touch the work, we will be able to use our imagination to “feel” the work.
Murals commissioned by Daniel Carello, an outdoor sculpture by Fritz Horstman, and an NFT collection by Studio Zarebinski projected outdoors onto a canvas-like material will be included on the exterior. The exterior spaces of the gallery will also reflect the period architectural elements of the house, including paint color, lighting and textured materials. The intention is to make the viewing experience similar to a comfortable home environment inside and out.
Molinaroli collaborated with SMA (Stephen Moser’s architecture firm) on the design of the gallery adapted to the architecture of the historic house to create a continuous flow between the outdoor art spaces, including the porch gallery, the tent, courtyard and rooms organized on the first floor of the house. The wrap-around front porch will have sheer scrim material covering the entire porch, alluding to famed artist Christo who was known for wrapping famous buildings.
With a background in brand and digital marketing combined with work in museums and galleries, Molinaroli established BAM Art Advisory in January 2018. She said she was drawn to portraying emerging and mid-career artists who work in a variety of mediums. This project builds on the success of her last exhibition “Art in the Yard”, which saw more than 600 people attend the exhibition and she hopes to expand and improve it with new artists and work, a new thematic orientation and a new design adapted to current times.
BAM Art will collaborate with Massey Klein Gallery and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts to showcase some of these artists. Artists featured in the exhibition will include Ky Anderson, Frances Ashforth, Kevin Francis, Rose Frisenda, Sarah Hinckley, Hue Thi Hoffmaster, Fritz Horstman, Justin N. Kim, Matt Larson, Elena Lyakir, Sasha Lytvyn, Caleb Nussear, Anna Moser, Dora Somosi, Leigh Wells, Jean Wolff and Zarebinski. Exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss the work and speak with patrons and guests.
High resolution images of artwork and renderings by Stephen Moser Architect are available upon request. All works featured will be available for purchase, with prices ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 per work. At the end of the exhibition, the artworks will be moved indoors and re-hung living room style throughout the house. The works will be visible by appointment from June 13 to July 1.
The exhibition “Outside In: Textures and Abstractions” will run from June 3 to June 12 at 31 Larchmont Ave. at Larchmont. The rain opening date will be June 4th. More information can be found on the BAM Art website.
- Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Opening / Press + Guests Only.
- Saturday, June 4, noon to 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. RSVP required (guests only).
- Sunday, June 5, noon – 5 p.m. Open to the public.
- Wednesday, June 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the public.
- Thursday, June 9, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the public.
- Friday, June 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the public.
- Saturday, June 11, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public.
- Sunday, June 12, noon – 5 p.m. Open to the public.
More information can also be obtained by emailing Brooke Molinaroli or calling her at 914-548-1554.
Outside In: Textures and Abstractions will comply with all NYS and Village of Larchmont COVID-19 guidelines in effect for the duration of the exhibit and events.
About BAM Art Advisory:
BAM Art is a contemporary art consultancy, founded by Brooke Molinaroli in January 2018. By connecting clients directly with artists and photographers, she helps them discover and acquire high-quality contemporary art. Brooke visits client spaces, develops a set of bespoke art options, and aims to do so in a discreet and transparent way. Brooke loves contemporary art and photography and being around creative people. She graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Anthropology and is currently a student in Christie’s Continuing Education Program. She brings over two decades of experience in contemporary art, design, and digital and brand marketing in New York, London, and Dallas. After working at The Pace Gallery, ESI Design, Organic, British Telecom and Dallas Museum of Art, she is now based in Larchmont, NY, where she works with clients around the world and curates pop-up exhibitions online through Artsy, retail spaces and at home. Consult the BAM council on line.