Introductions 2017

Trestle Gallery presents Introductions 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm, continuing through February 17, 2017, at their new location at 850 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park.

Introductions 2017

Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery | 850 3rd Ave | Sunset Park

Trestle Gallery presents Introductions 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm, continuing through February 17, 2017, at their new location at 850 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park.

“The quality of work submitted for Introductions 2017 was overwhelming, wonderful and daunting. Faced with an embarrassment of riches representing the current state of art-making in Brooklyn and across our global social network, it’s exciting to show mostly artists who were previously unfamiliar to me. Distinct threads surfaced throughout the bountiful submissions... tactile objects, sculptural painting, textural “things.” The work seemed to gather itself into a cohesive narrative without much meddling from me. I feel confident that viewers will sense this collective gathering too, though I am sorry to leave so many great artists out of the mix. A huge thank you to all of the talented artists who submitted, and of course to Trestle Gallery. I can’t wait to see this exciting work in person.” - Julie Torres, Guest Curator

Participating Artists include:
Luke Ahern, Julie Alexander, Natessa Amin, April Bachtel, Frid Branham, Mark Brosseau, Philippa Brown, Malina Busch, Susan Carr, Donna Cleary, Julie Combal, Sue Danielson, Diane Englander, Lea Fales, Robin Green, Jay Hendrick, Jesse Hickman, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Susan Klein, Barbara Laube, Madison LaVallee, Danielle Lawrence, Lynda Litchfield, Rosie Lopeman, Adam Lovitz, Cynthia Mason, Anne-Marie McIntyre, Jamie Powell, Anjuli Rathod, Ann Reichlin, Julia Schwartz, Christina Tenaglia, Jill Vasileff, Kelly Worman, Pier Wright, Cay Yoon, Rebecca Young, Maria Kondratiev, Alexandra Rubenstein, and Claudia Tienan


Luke Ahern, Red Fence, 2016

Trestle Gallery Story

Trestle Gallery 
was founded in 2012 by artist and educator Rhia Hurt and a team of artists including Mary Negro and Ajit Kumar. Working in Gowanus, they became involved with the local artist community and soon discovered that many of their peers were lacking a supportive environment to develop their work and make connections with others in the art world. Wanting to meet this need, they started Trestle Gallery and began developing exhibition and educational programs with the goal of supporting local artists, curators, and educators and reach a greater community. The name “Trestle” came from a type of structure built to pass over obstacles. Like its namesake, the gallery was designed to be a support for artists, providing opportunities for them to show their work, network, and learn from each other.

Trestle Gallery and its satellite location, Trestle Projects, host 20-30 exhibitions each year. Since 2012, Trestle has showcased the work of over 500 local and international contemporary artists from over 35 countries. Trestle welcomes over 6,500 visitors annually.

We are sad to say goodbye to 168 7th Street, but we are so excited to welcome the New Year and ten year lease at our new space in Sunset Park! From January 2017 onwards, all of Trestle Gallery's programming will take place at 850 3rd Avenue, suite 411 on the fourth floor.

monday, wednesday, friday 1:30 - 6:30pm & by appointment.


Rosie Lopeman, Orange Boat, 2016