Monday, November 5, 2012



"Shield" salvaged wood, 43x43", 2012

Stephan Fowlkes at Gitana Rosa

November 9th - December 2nd, 2012

Opening Reception - Friday, November 16th, 6-9pm
Recent sculptures and wall works from salvaged wood.

*A portion of sales will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Gitana Rosa Gallery is proud to present "ENTROPIC GEOMETRIES", a solo exhibition by Stephan Fowlkes.  This will be Fowlkes' first solo show at Gitana Rosa.  We welcome you to experience the installation and sculptures created from salvaged wood reclaimed in Williamsburg. "My most recent sculptures directly address the development and gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  All the wood used comes from dumpsters at job sites and scrap piles in woodshops in my neighborhood, all destined for landfill.  Just as the new buildings rising out of the remains of the past in this neighborhood, these pieces are structures effectively reclaiming the past."

Due to the extent of damage and people affected by the hurricane, we will host the artist reception on Friday, November 16th from 6-9pm.  However, the artist will be present this Friday, November 9th from 6-9pm, as previously noted for our monthly WILLIAMSBURG EVERY SECOND FRIDAY Art After Hours event, where Williamsburg risk-taking galleries and alternative art spaces spring into action with galleries open until 9pm and beyond.  You can view a list of the galleries that will remain open here :

Born in 1970 in New York City, Stephan Fowlkes studied at Bennington College, Lacoste
School of Art in France and later at Columbia University's Teachers College. Fowlkes'
paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including
the U.S., France, Germany, the U.K. and Japan. His sculpture has been reviewed by Sculpture
Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, and the Village Voice. Between 2002 and 2005, Fowlkes
was invited to The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Young Leaders Forum as
the Fellow for the Arts and traveled twice to China as an American representative. He has
been granted fellowship residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Carving Studio
Sculpture Center. He has taught art at the elementary through university levels in NYC, VT,
Australia and France. He has been involved with Transvoyeur—a collective of New York and
Liverpool-based artists, participating in the 2004 and 2006 Liverpool Biennial Independents.
In 2006, he received the Curator’s Choice Award, as part of the Artists Talk On Art lecture
series at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. In 2007, he was invited to the Board of Directors
at Salem Art Works, an artist residency program and sculpture park in upstate New York.
He is the Arts Editor for The New York Optimist. He lives and works in East Williamsburg,
Brooklyn and maintains a studio in North Bennington, VT.

Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Friday 1-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm
Monday-Wed by appointment only

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

the others

Gitana Rosa Gallery is pleased to announce it's September exhibition:

September 14 - October 14 2012
Opening Reception: September 14, 6-9pm

An opportunity to stock up on your art collection. This show will be a riot of variety and priced for the 99%. Splurge like the 1% and enjoy the luxury and immediate satisfaction of walking home with a unique or limited edition art piece.
All works will be under $500 and will be up in rotation, as sold, for one month.
Featured Artists:Andrés García-Peña, Andru Eron, Anna Ortiz, Anna Podris, Anthony Puopolo, Ashley Valmere, Ava Federov, Bruno Perillo, Charles Yoder, Christopher Carcich, Claire Stringer, Cody Healey-Conelly, Daniel Maidman, Dharman Abdullah, Elizabeth Wood, Fedele Spadafora, Heidii Taillefer,
Ian Carpenter, Inas Al-Soqi, Jenny Hellman, Joanna Mulder, Joe Kelly, Karen Evans, Keith Norval, Laina Karavani, Maria Kozak, Martine Birobent, Martyna Szczesna, Mary Stern-Grossman, Nathaniel Galka, Nicholas Velasquez,
Nicole Ganas, Peter Calvin, Rebecca Conroy, Rob Saywitz, Robert Brush, Sonomi Kobayashi, Tara DePorte, Tom Billings, Yoko Furusho, Yu Zhang and Zev Jonas
A portion of proceeds from sales will
donated to the Human Impacts Institut
A portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Human Impacts Institute based in NY.
The Human Impacts Institute's mission is to foster sustainable human impacts on ecosystems through inspired engagement, leadership, collaboration, knowledge-building and creative expression. Check out our blog for discussions and special events throughout the month. Click on the logo below for more info:


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dog Days Group Exhibition opens Friday 7/13

July 13th-August 12th
Opening July 13th, 6-9pm

Dharman Abdullah
Tom Bob
Alta Buden
Stephan Fowlkes
Nathaniel Galka
Andrés García-Peña
Hannah Haworth
Andres LaTorre
Anna Ortiz
Charles Papillo
Anthony Puopolo
Aimee Wilder

As the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, the dog star, appears above us, these sultry days seem endless. One brilliant author put it: "These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after." Come celebrate the madness with us as we present a group show that is a constellation of small bright stars: new works by fresh faces you won’t be sorry you saw.

This show will be a part of Williamsburg Every 2nd Fridays and was just featured on NY1 News!

Anna Ortiz, Untitled, 8x10" oil on panel
Nathaniel Galka, We are about to be on Cloud 9, 30x30", oil on canvas 

Alta Buden, Power Lions, 8.5x11", cut paper 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

If you haven't stopped by to see our show "Volver", maybe art writer Azhar Chougle can convince you.

"Volver" is up until July 8th, so please stop in!

"This month, Williamsburg has many a show devoted to rusting metals and sinking vessels, an apt reflection of the current state of affairs in the neighborhood's galleries. From lackluster group shows to underwhelming solo experiments, I perfected the art of the brisk about-turn out the door. 

There was one exception, however. "VOLVER" at Gitana Rosa (extended to June 30th) wasn't a mishmash of disparate voices and didn't showcase artists selling clueless constructions. Four artists combine magnificent craftsmanship with potent, relevant cultural gravity. From Andrés García-Peña's comical yet profound Occupy Wall Street tribute to Heidi Taillefer's unsettling, provocative and loaded portrayals, the show is a focused and sharp collection of work in which the artists pay heed not only to the importance of fine technique, but imparting their own backgrounds and experiences onto larger social and political landscapes. 

All is not lost in Williamsburg, for there are two institutions that are definitely worth a visit. The Brooklyn Art Library is showcasing theSketchbook Project, an incredible collection of sketchbooks from artists all around the world, free for anyone to browse by theme, artist or region. 

And The City Reliquary is as odd as ever, a treasure-trove of New York history as seen through its geology, tokens and mechanically gyrating burlesque women."  -Azhar Chougle