Past Exhibits

Mariko Suzuki

Lumenhouse is very pleased to present a solo exhibition of new drawings and sculpture by Mariko Suzuki.  Suzuki’s meticulously rendered large-scale drawings portray a sense of life, death, and melancholic beauty.  Her work connects personal observations and references from widely varying disciplines into a synthetic view of knowledge evoking a fantastical, dreamlike vision.  Her precise lines are imbued with a stylistic edge that blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction.   

Mariko Suzuki states: “I am always afraid of losing people or things I love. For me these drawings are more than a photographic representation or journal. They act as avatars, monuments, and symbols for personal eras in my life, (complete with people, place, smell, and feel) both negative and positive. 

 Each of my drawings reference compositional and stylistic elements from specific historical paintings in order to place my personal feelings into the broader stream of historical reference. Also, by working along with other artists, I hope to communicate the feeling of inspiration I have had with each of these works that have touched me deeply.

In my sculpture, I use the warmth and softness of felting in an attempt to dominate unsettling personal topics. I hope the familiarity and comfort associated with this medium can dispel the events and feelings I describe in these works."

BOS 2010 Featured Artist

John Breiner -
June 4th-July 6th

John Breiner, born 1980 outside of Poughkeepsie, NY, received his degree in Illustration from the School Of Visual Arts. He has shown his work at the P.P.O.W. gallery and curated the Annual Grand Champions Forever art show. In the past few years he completed several large scale murals throughout the borough of Brooklyn as well as organized events for Room Service Productions and completed several album covers for various hip hop musicians.

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Jon Breiner

John Breiner, Umbrella Day Pilgrimage, 2010, Mixed Media on Paper


October 17 - November 15, 2009
*Opening Saturday, October 17th, 7-9pm
*Bushwick Art Gallery Crawl - Saturday, October 24th, 6-10pm
Exhibition Hours Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 5pm, weekdays by appointment

Corporeality examines physical states through transfiguration and metamorphoses of the corporeal body. Co-curated by Aurora Robson and Mariko Tanaka, this exhibit features works by Katharyn Laranger, Jonathan Nissenbaum, Emily Orling and Stephen Workman.


Urban Biotic 

September 3 - October 4, 2009
Exhibition Hours Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 5pm, weekdays by appointment

The work in Urban Biotic is a reflection of the biological manifesting itself within industrial urban environments. Deborah Brown’s oil paintings harmoniously depict natures presence in the urban jungle of Brooklyn. Jon Elliottoffers “skeptical paintings, depicting mounds of old and obsoletecomputers and televisions” wherein we find only subtle hints of naturalforms emerging from the obliterated earth. In Hyungsub Shin’ssculptural work, we witness a transformative organic force re-assertingitself over the most mundane of industrial materials, such asjanitorial mops and electrical wires.



Saturday July 11 - Sunday August 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday July 11, 7-10pm

Lumenhouse is proud to present J-POP curated by Mariko Tanaka, featuring four Japanese contemporary artists: Yuko Oda,Hiroki Otsuka, Mariko Suzuki and Yuko Suzuki. J-POP  looks at a new Japanese aesthetic of playful invention from the material realities of everyday life.

Yuko Oda, Cosmic Burst, 2009, 36" x 20" Pen, Charcoal, and Collage on Denril

Our House

Saturday June 6th - Sunday July 5th 2009
Gallery hours: Sat/Sun 12-5, weekdays by appt.
Closing Reception: Thursday July 9th, 6-9 pm

Join us for the first annual exhibition of the Lumenhouse residentartists Matthew Brownell, Megan Hays, Sara Hubbs, and Stephen Workman. The four artists will be present and their studios will be open to thepublic.  Studio works in progress will be available for viewing inaddition to those in the exhibition.

Euphoric Recall

April 26th - May 17th.
Opening reception for the artists: May 2nd, 6-9 pm
Gallery hours: Sat/Sun 12-5, weekdays by appt.

Ariel Dill, Daniel Ingroff & Lillian Kingery
Newpaintings and works on paper by three emerging artists that demonstratepluralities of influence; from European painting and American abstraction to traditional textile design and commercial imagery. The exhibition features a selection of vibrant works that enjoy therichness of their visual legacies while all possessing divergent andunique approaches to mark making practice.

Curated by: Jessica Duffett

Image: Daniel Ingroff Keyhole, 2009 17x22" colored pencil
on paper

Abstractions and Contractions

March 7 - 29

Works by Lisha Bai , Ivin Ballen , Benjamin S. Jones , Sandrea Eula Lee,Ethan GreenbaumAurora Robson , Zaun Lee, Sun You, Geujin Han and Aili Schmeltz

Curated by Eun Young Choi