Boris Achour and Ana Cardoso, “Clairvoyance,” 2011. Exhibition view at Soloway, Brooklyn. Photo: Paul Branca
In the summer of 2010, artists Annette Wehrhahn, Munro Galloway, Pat Palermo, and Paul Branca opened Soloway, an independent exhibition and performance space in a former plumbing supply store. Taking the name of the former business, Soloway’s mission has been to support emerging and under-represented artists, and to act as a hub for generative, cross-disciplinary dialogue. Soloway was conceived as a venue that would make a virtue of its limited size, privileging the human-scale over the monumental and the accessible over the hierarchical.
The gallery mounted eight exhibitions and dozens of screenings, readings, and performances in its first year, weaving together emerging and established artists and nurturing curatorial practices that blur the boundaries of categories such as fine art, performance, literature, and publishing. Soloway has featured the work of its founders as well as collaborations with a wide range of artists and art organizations, including Ana Cordoso, Rochelle Feinstein, Fawn Krieger, Pam Lins, Dani Leventhal, Dushko Petrovich, Halsey Rodman, Michael Stickrod, Light Industry, Paper Monument, and the Dependent Art Fair. The gallery is in the process of developing several new exhibition projects for 2012, including Rebecca Watson Horn, Meyer Vaisman, and Drawing Club.