Goose Barnacle at 91 Atlantic Avenue will feature artist Carl Grauer at the Men’s Clothing and Fine Arts gallery this spring. “Recollections: Contemporary Portraits & Life Renderings” will be on display from March 29 through June 30.
Grauer was born in Russell, Kansas, graduated with an MFA from the University of Michigan and has been a Brooklyn resident for the past 12 years. Within the past six years, he co-founded RePOP 95% Recycled, where he curates vintage findings and fine art exhibits. In his work, Grauer says, “I’m painting an autobiographical self-portrait of nostalgia.”
This is the fifth exhibition at Goose Barnacle, between Henry and Hicks streets, which serves as a multi-purpose space in Brooklyn Heights. It operates as a fine art gallery, focusing on the exhibition of mixed media and oil paintings, in addition to incorporating menswear from unique designers from around the world.
Time Out describes the retailer and its owner David Alperin: “Wall Street banker to FIT jewelry-design student Alperin transformed an Atlantic Avenue carriage house into a European-inspired gallery to display an eclectic mix of contemporary American art, menswear and jewelry crafted by local designers. The name Goose Barnacle harkens back to Alperin’s Spanish roots, referring to a beloved Northern Spain shellfish delicacy his grandmother served him growing up.”
Need another reason to stop by? Alperin was named New York’s “Hottest Shopkeeper” by NY Racked last July. Join Grauer and Alperin for the exhibit opening at Goose Barnacle Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 11a–7p.