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This exhibition contains violently redacted imagery and suggestive narrative. Please be advised that this lack of content may be inappropriate and has been deemed suitable only for mature audiences. Parts of the exhibition are dark and we ask that you watch your step. 


The Gallery 2015 

by Franklin Collective 

Opening reception NOV 2nd 7-10pm 

Welcome to “The Gallery” 2015. Here, Franklin Collective calls into question the contemporary art gallery model by forming it into a living sculpture. For two weeks, 1196 Myrtle Avenue will be transformed into a fully immersive space that allows guests to unearth the typically shrouded interworking of an institution, in this instance the Contemporary Art Gallery.

While the “The Gallery” 2015 occupies the physical space as an embodiment of the brick and mortar functioning, the work exists simultaneously online through the standard digital and networked customs of art commerce and consumer participation, as it is these social entanglements that authenticate the model. Franklin Collective has taken the architecture of legal language and rendered it as a visual work of art. The Collective sees this as a crucial moment to continue the social and public unpacking of an institution which has undergone little critique and is almost universally accepted as an unquestioned standard for the distribution of art.

Franklin Collective was born in 2014 in the backseat of a Honda Civic on Highway 87 somewhere between Albany and New York City. Currently lives and works in New York City.

“The Gallery”, 2015 is located at 1196 Myrtle Avenue, between Willoughby and Suydam. The Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11AM to 6PM. Walk-ins welcome; appointments highly encouraged. For more information, please contact or (347) 815 - 5653. Franklin Collective will be present at the Opening Reception. Or you can email one of our helpful staff at =

Opening reception: Monday, November 2nd, 7- 10PM

General public: November 3rd - 15th, 11AM - 6PM

Press: Monday, November 9th, 11AM

Closing reception: Sunday, November 15th, 7 - 10PM

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