Friday, March 24, 2023, on Zoom

The wildlife, shoreline, workplaces, and neighborhoods along the Brooklyn waterfront have created an ever-changing environment over time.  This changing environment has provided subjects for a 14-artist exhibit curated by CENTRAL BOOKING’s Maddy Rosenberg.  These mostly New York-based international artists are exhibiting their works in situ in the space of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook from March 3 – April 23.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center is happy to present the curator and three of the artists in a conversation about the influence of the Brooklyn waterfront on their art.  Besides Rosenberg, the artists will include Desirée Alvarez, C Bangs, and Susan Rostow.

Desirée Alvarez is a New York-based painter and poet. Her work has received grants and awards from New York Foundation for the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Foundation for Contemporary Art. Her second book, Raft of Flame, 2020, received the Lake Merritt Poetry Prize from Omnidawn. She teaches at City Tech, CUNY and The Juilliard School.

C Bangs merges art and science in traditional and non-traditional media. Her work is included in public and private collections and books and journals. Public Collections include MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum, artist book collections, Institute for Interstellar Studies, Custer Institute, Library of Congress, NASA’s MSFC, British Interplanetary Society, New York City College of Technology, Pratt Institute, Cornell University, and Pace University.

Susan Rostow is an interdisciplinary artist who uses printmaking, sculpture, animation, and installation to create her work. She is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Rostow’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Peru, Korea, and Japan. Her work is in public and private collections Including the Allan Chasanoff Bookwork Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Library of Congress, National Print Archives.

Maddy Rosenberg is a Brooklyn born and based artist/curator, with an active international exhibition and curatorial career. Her studio work extends over a number of media, including oil painting, artist’s books, printmaking, toy theater, animation, and installation. Rosenberg’s work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. and Europe. In 2009, she founded CENTRAL BOOKING, an interdisciplinary gallery focusing on her curatorial interests in artist’s books and art and science. Rosenberg received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for Dialogue, a six-venue project in New York and Paris. Public collections include MoMA, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Fogg Museum, Yale University, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and Salzburg Museum. She received a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from Bard College.