Opening Night, time lapse video


The opening of these two solo exhibitions is in conjunction with the Dumbo Arts Festival, an annual weekend-long neighborhood arts festival featuring exciting outdoor projects, open studios and special exhibitions.   Smack Mellon's Artist Studio Program will be open to the public Saturday from 12-8 and Sunday from 12-6pm.  The studios are located on the lower level of 92 Plymouth Street.

Smack Mellon is pleased to present Adriane Colburn's installation Spectral Reckoning and Cheryl Molnar's new collage works in Better Homes and Gardens. This will be the first solo exhibition in NY for both artists.  

Colburn and Molnar share a thematic similarity as they investigate the tension between human progress and the natural world. San Francisco-based artist Adriane Colburn incorporates data collected from her recent expeditions on scientific research vessels to the Amazon and Arctic for her latest project which combines sculptures, video and light projections, and a large-scale hand-cut paper and photograph installation.  Brooklyn-based artist Cheryl Molnar focuses her attention on the idyllic prefab suburban neighborhoods constructed to provide families the "American Dream" for her newest collage and painting work.

Click here for more info about Adriane Colburn.

Click here for more info about Cheryl Molnar.


This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jerome Foundation and Smack Mellon’s Members.    

Smack Mellon’s programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and with generous support from The Robert Lehman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., 2012 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.  

Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management. 

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