Space Heater Gallery

ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery
God Bless Deli 2

Sep 29 – Oct 22, 2017

Friday, Sep 29, 7 – 10pm
Saturday, Sep 30, 1 – 5pm
Sunday, Oct 1, 1 – 5pm

Alanoud Ahmed
Eli Barak
Anna Breininger
Carlo Cittadini
Leah Dixon
Ron Erlih
Ilana Harris-Babou
Jonathan Hirschfeld
Alison Kuo
Annesta Le
Alicia Link
Jovanni Luna
Cela Luz
Luis Martin
Jennifer McDermott
Dain Mergenthaler
Nicole Mouriño
Amalia Mourad
Maureen O'Leary
Emily Oliveira
Hiroki Otsuka
Sophie Parker
Ariana Prado
Mindy Shrago
KC Tidemand
Dareece Walker
Darryl Westly

Curated by Yael Azoulay, Samantha Robinson, and Ali Shrago-Spechler

ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2 explores the dynamic of the bodega aesthetically and theoretically. Bodegas feed addiction and desire, providing sustenance in the form of Philly Cheesesteaks, honey buns, lottery tickets, pantyhose, condoms, and ramen. Their accessibility and uniformity allows for consistency and shelter and camaraderie- 24 hours a day. Each bodega takes on the unique form and identity of its owners, employees, customers, and surrounding neighborhoods, resulting in a bodega is as rich and culturally diverse as it's visitors. In contrast with large, sterile supermarkets that supply us with necessities, the bodega- often intimate and quaint- houses many of our guilty pleasures and nostalgic inclinations. The artists involved take a variety of approaches to the theme; some consider the formal and tactile relationships with the bodega itself, while others look at the changing socio-economic landscapes of New York City, and the shift that that gentrification implies for locally-owned bodegas.

ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2 opens on September 29th, 2017 and takes place simultaneously at two Brooklyn galleries: Wayfarers Gallery and Space Heater Gallery. An interactive scavenger hunt will take place on opening night, leading visitors through bodegas on a search for artwork, as they walk from one gallery to the other.

Space Heater Gallery
1283 Bushwick Avenue, Basement
Brooklyn, NY 11207

1109 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Dain Mergenthaler, Yoha’s Dollar, 2017

Alicia Link, Get well Soon, 2017

Cela Luz, NYC, 2017

Emily Oliveira, Lobster Liberation Theology, 2016

Ilana Harris-Babou, Bagel Direct, 2016

Jovanni Luna

Luis Martin, America, 2017

Nicole Mourino, Bodegaw Shmagel, Tortas, Jamaican Patties, 2017. 50 × 40 inches, Ink, Acrylic, and Oil on canvas