By Samantha Samel
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Bishop on Bedford, a Bed-Stuy gallery opened by artists and Pratt graduate school classmates Jackie Cantwell and Molly Myer this past March, has already established itself as an innovative arts space. Though only two months old, The Bishop has already presented two impressive exhibitions. It opened with a group project called “Six Degrees of Separation” and has recently closed its second exhibition, “FLEET,” which allowed various artists to take over a large portion of the gallery space to present their projects.
Wasting no time, The Bishop is already celebrating the opening of its third exhibition, titled “Six Sides of the Cube,” on Saturday, May 18. The project, which will feature six artists, explores the fundamental shape of the cube. Just a week later, on May 23, Cantwell and Myer will present “Curating for a Cure” – an art auction that will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Cantwell’s D.C. organization Curating for a Cause has generously supported LLS in the past, and seeks to continue the relationship by hosting an auction at The Bishop. “Curating for a Cure,” which will be curated by Cantwell and Myer, is the organization’s first New York charity art auction.
Cantwell and Myer are grateful to have found a home for The Bishop in Bed-Stuy and have quickly forged connections with the surrounding community. Nearby business have invited them to leave flyers to promote their gallery, and the women continue to meet emerging artists and students at local coffee shops. “We’ve kept our doors open for ideas and they have been pouring in! We are also available for rentals, which has resulted in a flood of emails from local artists looking to show, bands looking to rehearse, music festivals looking for a venue, teachers looking to hold classes, and the list goes on. Everyone we’ve spoken to has been extremely supportive to us and what we are doing,” Cantwell and Myer said.
The opening reception of “Six Side of the Cube” will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, May 18th – 19th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition is organized by the curatorial collaboration between Whitney Ramage and Bianca Hildenbrand.
“Curating for a Cure” will take place on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at http://curatingforacure.eventbrite.com.