SUGAR represents Brooklyn in SwedenWorks of Art
David B. Frye
Further out in Brooklyn, in Bushwick, is Sugar, a gallery housed in Gwendolyn Skaggs apartment. The artist explains how she set up a gallery in the hallway outside his bread job and took it home when she lost the job. The new corner is painted white but thought otherwise as "an alternative to alternative." An irritating but attractive intimacy develops when an unusual dedication offered / demanded. First, to set up that tour, then to the somewhat rough neighborhood find the anonymous bell and rallied for a private conversation about the oncoming art. This strange mix of exclusivity and generosity creates a tense situation, where the issue is free and responses are often uncomfortable.
Now, these two painters in the tense relationship - David B. Fryes folklore naive deal with bigotry and Kymi Nawabis dimmed sharpened depiction of gray area between the extremes of pleasure and pain. Two disparate expressions selected for their drive to make an issue about the double standard policy, race and sexuality. Exhibition thesis that the dialogue becomes more efficient of friction is deliberately provocative, but - yes, it works.
In New York's maelstrom of sensory abundance is the ability to drive wedges of focused calm, with a critical approach can take shape. On the establishment's street too often seen a bloated economy expand the arts in size over the tank. A man who instead must generate their own room are taking a risk by giving more back. These sites form an infrastructure that weaves together the viewer, works and city in ways that create new and deeper meaning.