ArtCollision Comes to Brooklyn’s Garage Gallery
Costal Salon 2006 to take place June 17 to 30th

Brooklyn, NY -- Beginning June 17th and continuing through June 30th the Garage Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn will present ArtCollision’s NYSF (New York/San Francisco) Costal Salon 2006. ArtCollision (www.artcollision.org) is a non-profit affiliation of international visual artists that promote new and emerging talents in a revolutionary salon tour. Last seen in San Francisco, the current exhibition includes 17 artists from the USA, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. ArtCollision has been collectively arranging exhibitions in the US and Europe since 2003.

Highlights of the exhibition include a striking meditative text based piece by Evan Crane, co-founder of ArtCollision who had a solo exhibition at the Garage last fall; the elegant digital cityscapes of Bernard Bolter, co-founder of Art Collision; and breath taking wood cuts and collage works from the popular local street artist ELBOW-TOE.

“The diverse mix of talent, materials, subject matter and cultural histories give the show a freshness and relevance that is unbeatable,” according to Brian Douglas, owner of the Garage Gallery. “We are thrilled to host ArtCollision at Gallery Garage.”

Additionally, ArtCollision will rock the Garage on the following Saturdays in June from 7pm to midnight:

• June 17th: Experience the sonic experiments of G. Lucas Crane vs. Nonhorse vs. The World. G. Lucas Crane is a founding member of both Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice and Dufus. His work will be complimented by spoken word, his own functional installation as well as a solo dance performance by Michelle Cohen, who recently performed at Merce Cunningham.
• June 24th: Hector Ducci will create a projection and sound installation to compliment the exhibition. Mr. Ducci has installed similar pieces at galleries such as Artist Space as well as Exit Art.

The ArtCollision roster for the 2006 NYSF Costal Salon is: Ben Adamo, San Francisco.US, Photography - Craig Anderson, Lawrence.US, Painting/Mixed Media - Paco Bermejo, Extremadra.ES, Graphic Print - Bernard Bolter, San Francisco.US, Photographic Montage - Mario Camacho, Cochobamba.BO, Objet Trouve' - Eric Carlson, Juneau.US, Painting - - Gunner Fox, Los Angeles.US, Painting - Jack Lawrence, Tahlequah.US, Sculpture - Maarten van Maanen, Leiden.NL, Graphic Collage - Jannemieke Oostra, Amsterdam.NL, Drawing - Jamie Roper, Topeka.US, Photography - Julia Sanders, New Orleans.US, Painting - Sami Tatani, Baghdad.IQ, Mixed Media - Sergio Teran, Los Angeles.US, Painting/Print - Henk de Vries, Whangarei.NZ, Sculptural Relief.

Galley hours are Monday – Thursday (11 – 4 pm), Sunday (1 – 5 pm). The Garage is located at 291 8th street in Park Slope Brooklyn. It is accessible by the F train 20 4th Avenue or the R/M trains to 9th Street. For more information call 718.909.1935 or visit the website www.thegarage-gallery.com. For more information on ArtCollision visit www.artcollision.org.