Bed-Stuy Underground: The scene that has always been

Earthquakes, hurricanes, debt and foreclosures, and foreign wars have heaps of people talking about the ‘end times’ and the meaning of life. Perhaps reaching back and finding context in historic works of art can show us that there have always been tough times…

The Divine Comedy, also known as the Divina Commedia, by Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) has maintained its timelessness because, regardless of epoch, politics, religion, or culture, humans have found the underlying story to stay relevant. Internationally acclaimed artist Guy Denning is continuing to explore Dante’s Commedia with his three-part series. His second exhibition, entitled “PURGATORIO”, will explore “the events of September 11th and the emotional toll it took on the American individual.” You can see more information on the facebook event page.

Check out this video of Guy painting ‘Imaginary Construction for a History Painting’ which will be one of the pieces displayed at “PURGATORIO”:

The exhibit will have its opening night on Thursday, September 8th, from 6:00PM – 9:00PM, and will run until September 25th.

Our local artist outfit, Brooklynite Gallery, are presenting this exhibit with FB Gallery. If you don’t know about Brooklynite, then you need to check them out…

Brooklynite is not only showing off local Bed-Stuy artists and culture, but bringing the world to Bed-Stuy. Located at 334 Malcolm X Blvd, on the corner of Decatur St., they are bringing in powerful underground artists like Aiko, Dain, Ben Frost, Peru Ana Ana Peru, David Walker, M-City, Rae, and the list goes on and on!

Brooklynite Gallery and their backyard garden are open Thursday – Saturday, 1:00PM – 7:00PM or by appointment. Call (347) 405 4976 for more information, or check out their facebook and twitter pages.


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Categories: Arts and Culture, Bed Stuy, Community Event, Videos

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