Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is a not for profit contemporary art space showing subversive and difficult work. We delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual.

Our gallery was launched in 2015 by Christopher Stout, who serves as gallery founder and director. Our gallery name was changed in 2017 to serve as a constant statement of protest against our current national leadership.

Regarding our program, “difficult and subversive” art has been made in New York City in earnest since at least the 1950’s. As much as our mindset is about exploring the future, we are also holding up an important dialogue with the past.

We consider this gallery to be a new chapter in art that has spanned decades in New York City, and is exactly the type of work that makes this city a global center for visually expressed philosophical thought.

Sexually overt art, queer art, feminist art, sociopolitical art, art the challenges authority models: all of these dialogues are celebrated as essential parts of the history of Contemporary Art, and more-than-ever are needed as cultural guideposts in the present, and in the future.

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick has a strident focus on solo exhibitions with month-long solos in February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November. (See diagram below.)

Our 2018 roster of programming consists of the following artists:

January – Our gallery is dark during the month of January.
February – Solo exhibition by Anthony Viti
March – Solo exhibition by Cupid Ojala
April – Solo exhibition by Eva Mueller
May  – Solo exhibition by Chris Bors
June – Solo exhibition by Hazel Santino
July – Our gallery is dark during the month of July.
August – Our gallery is dark during the month of August.
September – Solo exhibition by Sharilyn Neidhardt
October – Solo exhibition by Linda Griggs
November – Solo exhibition by David B. Frye
December – Our gallery is dark during the month of December.

During 2018, we will also host a couple of 1-2 day performance incubator projects to help develop and foster the work of emerging artists.

Thank you for your support of our artists, exhibitions, and mission statement.


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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick

(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York)

119 Ingraham Street
Ground Floor Main Gallery in the Brooklyn Fire Proof Building
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday Noon-6:00pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and also by private appointment.

Web: 
www.art-during-the-occupation-gallery.com
Telephone: (646) 872-9990

Email: ArtDuringTheOccupationGallery@gmail.com

Instagram: @artduringtheoccupationgallery and Hashtag: #artduringtheoccupationgallery
Facebook:www.facebook.com/ArtDuringTheOccupationGallery


Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick has a strident focus on solo exhibitions with month-long solos in February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November.



About Christopher Stout, gallery director

Christopher Stout is a visual artist and is also the founder and director of Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick; as well as the founder and director of the former think tank Bushwick Art Crit Group. (His art is not associated with or shown by the gallery.)

Notable Art Awards and Accolades:

  1. In March 2017, Christopher Stout received a “Curator to Watch” designation in Artsy for his Armory week presentation during SPRING/BREAK Art Show with Rick Herron
  2. In March 2016, Christopher Stout was ranked #32 in “The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture” published by Brooklyn Magazine and written by art critic Paul D’Agostino
  3. In September 2014, Christopher Stout was ranked #01 in “Who is Who” in Bushwick Daily by Katie Killary for his work as founder of the 3-year artist lecture and think tank project Bushwick Art Crit Group
  4. In May 2013, Christopher Stout was listed in “12 Artists to Watch” for his presentation during Bushwick Open Studios, written by now Director/Dept. Head, Visual Arts at Brooklyn Academy of Music Holly Shen

Christopher relocated to New York from "the long winding road" of San Francisco in spring of 2007. Previously, Christopher was a provocative and prominent member of San Francisco's creative culture. In addition to his painting, photography, and performance-based art, Christopher was also the Visual Program Director at Blue Room Gallery, one of the city's largest not-for-profit contemporary art spaces.

In addition, Christopher was also a founding member and lead staff writer for San Francisco Art Magazine, where he published editorial/review pieces documenting San Francisco's emerging "New Mission" art scene. His op-ed on the proper artistic response to 9/11 has been republished academically.

Christopher Stout actively donates his art and time to support New York City not-for-profit 501(c)(3) visual arts organizations, including Momenta Art, Arts in Bushwick, and NutureART. Christopher's modus operandi is, "solidarity for arts, and solidarity with New York artists."


Image: our gallery space in the Brooklyn Fire Proof warehouse at 119 Ingraham Street in Bushiwck.