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brooklyn with love

BROOKLYN WITH LOVE, TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our art show tonight, 7pm at BKB – Brooklyn With Love. There will be beer, good people and come by for a chance to own a limited edition, hand silk-screened print! Prints are 30″ x 22″, and even come in pretty colors:
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Although a climbing gym may seem like an unusual place for a 13-square foot mural, for Brooklyn-based artist Caleb Freese it makes perfect sense. Despite living in the heart of one of the busiest cities in the world, Freese has a deep connection to the natural world and has spent time as a whitewater raft guide as well as a rock climbing instructor, and his art often reflects the conflict between the natural world and city life. For Brooklyn Boulders, a gym which emphasizes creativity and community, a mural which emphasizes the landscape of the city was a perfect fit. Freese’s inspiration for this piece came from the concept of a “tiny planet”, the view of looking down at a globe from above and thus displaying the New York skyline as its own unique universe. Because the space itself is so loud and colorful already, Freese created a mural which is stripped down, extremely detail oriented yet simple, and purely black and white. He wanted the mural to not be attention grabbing in a large sense, but have many small details that climbers can notice each time they come to the gym, and thus have a continuing relationship with the art. Freese employed extensive line-drawings and silk-screening to create this piece. He also has murals in the Chicago and Boston locations of Brooklyn Boulders.

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“Brooklyn With Love” Art Show

You are cordially invited to our “Brooklyn With Love” Art Show on December 11th, 2014, 7pm.

There will be complimentary beer, snacks and limited edition prints of Caleb’s new piece for sale! Get yours signed by Caleb himself, and also view portraits of climbers by Koji Ishibashi.

Free & open to the public – just RSVP to events@brooklynboulders.com

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