Sweet Lorraine Gallery

Sweet Lorraine Gallery Sweet Lorraine Gallery is and alternative art gallery representing the artists and the community at Screwball Spaces.
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We have monthly openings and at least one group show a year.

TONIGHT
09/29/2023

TONIGHT

Kelly Xi's "REFUGIA" by appointment only
09/18/2023

Kelly Xi's "REFUGIA"
by appointment only

TONIGHTKELLY XISWEET LORRAINE183 LORRAINE ST.to be let in, text:+1929-269-5593
09/09/2023

TONIGHT
KELLY XI
SWEET LORRAINE
183 LORRAINE ST.

to be let in, text:
+1929-269-5593

See you this Saturday!!
09/04/2023

See you this Saturday!!

Last week to see  solo show, “They Dreamt They Could Fly”. Ends July 29th. You can message Amy Weil at  to make an appoi...
07/25/2023

Last week to see solo show, “They Dreamt They Could Fly”. Ends July 29th. You can message Amy Weil at to make an appointment.

It was a fantastic opening at  solo show, They Dreamt they Could Fly. The show is open until July 29 by appointment only...
07/09/2023

It was a fantastic opening at solo show, They Dreamt they Could Fly. The show is open until July 29 by appointment only. You can message to visit the gallery.

Amy Weil’s solo show, They Dreamt They Could Fly is on view from July 5th-July 29th. Opening reception is Friday, July 7...
07/04/2023

Amy Weil’s solo show, They Dreamt They Could Fly is on view from July 5th-July 29th. Opening reception is Friday, July 7th from 4-6pm

Artist Statement :

I grew up on a farm in New Jersey with my parents and three siblings until I was 5. Most memories of those years are fleeting or vague, but some are more substantive, such as walking through laundry hanging on a clothesline. This simple act evoked many sensations: the scent of fresh laundry warmed by the sun; the feeling of material on my skin; the sight of fabric gently swaying in the breeze like dancing and flying figures. I was mesmerized by light passing through the fabrics, which emphasized their colors and patterns and made them ethereal.

Like most childhood memories, my recollections of the clothesline have become complicated with time. I now know that my mother hung the laundry to dry because my father thought linens dried by machine were not as fresh. My mother was an alcoholic and I recognize the relief my siblings and I felt when she could complete a task like laundry. This context makes the memories fuller, but more complex.

My series, Clothesline, attempts to recapture this sensory experience while acknowledging the challenging nature of memories. As a child I often dreamt I could fly and escape over houses and trees. The dresses hanging on the clothesline floating above the ground, like they are about to take off are metaphors for my dreams and give expression to the disassociation and free -floating anxiety that I would often feel growing up.

The clotheslines and dresses are a throwback to a more nostalgic time but it also references a darker period in history where woman did not have a right to choose. As a Country, we are going backwards with many of our basic rights including woman’s right to have an abortion being revoked. The hangers in some of these paintings reference this very dark period in history when woman used hangers as a way to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy. They are a reminder that we must not let this happen again.

07/03/2023
Please join us for Amy Weil's solo show "The Dreamt They Could Fly" July 7th from 4-6pm183 Lorraine St. BK NY
06/26/2023

Please join us for Amy Weil's solo show "The Dreamt They Could Fly" July 7th from 4-6pm

183 Lorraine St. BK NY

Stills from last night! Thanks again for everyone who came out 💖 “Queer Bodies is now on view until the 28th 🫶🏾! Dm for ...
06/03/2023

Stills from last night! Thanks again for everyone who came out 💖 “Queer Bodies is now on view until the 28th 🫶🏾! Dm for private viewing 💖

“Harmonic Oscillation Within the Microcosm” by .0 Come by tomorrow and see this wonderful exhibit! Opening reception is ...
06/01/2023

“Harmonic Oscillation Within the Microcosm” by .0
Come by tomorrow and see this wonderful exhibit! Opening reception is from 6-9 pm 💖 Hope to see u there 🫶🏾

Final weekend to check out Mookntaka’s Friends and Follies! 🎈Bring your loved ones and have a good time!! ✨🪩🕺DM  to sche...
04/22/2023

Final weekend to check out Mookntaka’s Friends and Follies! 🎈Bring your loved ones and have a good time!! ✨🪩🕺

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Thank you  for sharing your experience. Mark & Karyn aka  art show opening at Sweet Lorraine Gallery in T.I. Art Studios...
04/11/2023

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Mark & Karyn aka art show opening at Sweet Lorraine Gallery in T.I. Art Studios in Red Hook, BK/NY

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Please join us this Saturday at Sweet Lorraine Gallery featuring  “Friends and Follies” opening reception, on April 8th ...
04/06/2023

Please join us this Saturday at Sweet Lorraine Gallery featuring “Friends and Follies” opening reception, on April 8th from 4-7pm

Mookntaka (MOO-kin-tah-kah) is a Brooklyn-based artist duo by Mark Zlotsky and Karyn Lao. It combines our names through the voice of our two-year-old niece: Mook (Uncle Mark) and Taka (Auntie Karyn).

Mark is an architectural artist who infuses design with humor. Karyn is a fiber artist who believes that we are like pompoms — many pieces connected by a common thread. Together, we experiment and produce playful, unusual objects.

Mookntaka personifies the whimsical lens we investigate our surroundings with. It serves as a reminder to find joy in unexpected places and to embrace the silliness and curiosity of our inner child.

Sad to take this one down. Been a pleasure. This body of work elucidates the devotional push and pull I feel with my dau...
04/01/2023

Sad to take this one down. Been a pleasure.

This body of work elucidates the devotional push and pull I feel with my daughters and the nonstop audacity needed to provide both structure and freedom for them.

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Thanks to everyone who contributed, engaged or shared.

Alexa hard at work! You have a few days to experience Gravity and Grace exhibition..To book an appointment contact  183 ...
03/24/2023

Alexa hard at work! You have a few days to experience Gravity and Grace exhibition..

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183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes ...
03/21/2023

Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void.
-Simone Weil

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Reposted by  Having the blast with my show, Gravity and Grace, playing with concepts of control, containers, and letting...
03/19/2023

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Having the blast with my show, Gravity and Grace, playing with concepts of control, containers, and letting go.

Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes ...
03/14/2023

Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void.
-Simone Weil

Gravity and Grace (States of Motherhood) discusses the devotional push and pull I feel as a mother and the nonstop audacity needed to provide both structure and freedom for my daughters. I am constantly navigating the attachment, non attachment and detachment needed to shepard a human to adulthood and want to stop and consider how those moments between are not often discussed in the cultural storytelling of maternity. The work speaks of the brutality and beauty of serving as a vessel in the female form, both physically and emotionally. Concrete forms serve as support, offering a foundation for emerging foam shapes. Bendable plywood shelters a seed, agonizing in effort, but brilliant and strong. The forms are simultaneously cemented in place and burgeoning open, and while they are at first abstract, they become figurative shapes examining embedded notions about power, gender and cultural obligations as women.

www.alexawilliams.com

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Have you booked your appointment to witness Gravity and Grace?To book an appointment contact  183 Lorraine StreetBrookly...
03/13/2023

Have you booked your appointment to witness Gravity and Grace?

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183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

“Gravity and Grace” now showing !To book an appointment contact  183 Lorraine StreetBrooklyn, NY 11231
03/09/2023

“Gravity and Grace” now showing !

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183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

“Wild Geese I” for “Gravity and Grace” now showing !To book an appointment contact  183 Lorraine StreetBrooklyn, NY 1123...
03/09/2023

“Wild Geese I” for “Gravity and Grace” now showing !

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183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sweet Lorraine is proud to announce our March Solo Exhibition "Gravity and Grace (States of Motherhood)" by  Alexa Willi...
03/08/2023

Sweet Lorraine is proud to announce our March Solo Exhibition "Gravity and Grace (States of Motherhood)" by

Alexa Williams’ work references a sense of place and the tension between control and happenstance. Although she has worked in diverse media, her current use of industrial materials, including cement, construction chalk, spray paint, and graphite, reflects her New York surroundings. After graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute, Williams moved to a seaside town in Spain and began to create a landscape series, from which she since deconstructed into the abstract formal expressions she creates today. Native New Yorker and Brooklyn resident, Williams is the recipient of artist residencies and fellowships including the Vermont Studio Center and The Cooper Union. She exhibits frequently in New York, including her recent shows Femme Fortes at The Curator Gallery, Crossover at Black and White Gallery, and Phases at Ground Floor Gallery. Her work has been critically acclaimed in the publications such as Art Critical and Hyperallergic.

Repost  We love this artist statement from Featured Artist Demarcus McGaughey. Check it out 👀 "Art is a narrative. And t...
02/08/2023

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We love this artist statement from Featured Artist Demarcus McGaughey. Check it out 👀

"Art is a narrative. And the stories in my work reveal the resilience of my subjects. I uncover the beauty of their scars; the strength of their vulnerability; the wonderment of their excellence.
As a mixed media artist, my work delivers an intimate look into each individual’s soul coupled with nods to cultural influence. Each piece, a blend of my passions and real-world experiences colliding on canvas, represents my love for colors, pop art, advertising, graphic design, life coaching, and storytelling.
Inspired by Barkley Hendricks, who famously captured Black people in all their coolness, I create my subjects in visions that are larger-than-life. Drawing inspiration from Andy Warhol’s esteemed artistry in pop art, I combine painting, photography, mixed media, and graphic design.
This exploration of styles, techniques, and color combinations on canvas allow me to express the spectrum of moods among my subjects.
I paint victorious overcomers, highlighting a thematic narrative of Black triumph over tribulation."


Be sure to check out more of McGaughey's work on the front page of Discovery all week this week!
Pieces pictured:
Demarcus McGaughey, 'Dynamite', 7 x 5 x 1.5 in, 2023

Demarcus McGaughey, 'Big Momma and Papa', 14 x 11 x 1.5 in, 2022

Mark your calendar to attend the “Kindred” Artist Talk with Demarcus McGaugheySunday, February 192:00-3:30pm  183 Lorrai...
02/07/2023

Mark your calendar to attend the “Kindred” Artist Talk with Demarcus McGaughey

Sunday, February 19
2:00-3:30pm
183 Lorraine Street Brooklyn, Ny

Patrons of “Kindred”A Black History Month solo art exhibit at Sweet Lorraine GalleryTi Art Studios (3rd Floor)183 Lorrai...
02/06/2023

Patrons of “Kindred”
A Black History Month solo art exhibit at
Sweet Lorraine Gallery
Ti Art Studios (3rd Floor)
183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn 11231

Curated by

Artist Talk with Demarcus McGaughey is on Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Photographer
Tyquane Bates


Repost  Congratulations to  on "Kindred," his stunning solo exhibit at Sweet Lorraine Gallery (183 Lorraine Street, Red ...
02/05/2023

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Congratulations to on "Kindred," his stunning solo exhibit at Sweet Lorraine Gallery (183 Lorraine Street, Red Hook)! This intimate series features mixed media pieces bursting with familial history, pride, and love! Make sure you check out his artist's talk on Sunday, Feb. 19 (2pm) to learn about the struggles and successes of his ancestors. "Kindred" is on view through Feb. 26. Don’t miss it!

1. Curator Ulysses Scott and Demarcus McGaughey
2. Knights of Liberty
3. Goddess of Faith
4. Thanks for my child
5. Cunningham Boys, Soul Man
6. Little Rascal, The Deacon
7. By the Out House, Big Momma and Papa
8. The Visionary, Cool Cat, For Ruth
9. Demarcus posing with Young King
10. King Archie, The Cool Auntie, The Songstress, Dynamite

This evening from 6-9pm Mixed Media Artist,  (Demarcus McGaughey) will debut “Kindred”a Black History Month solo art exh...
02/04/2023

This evening from 6-9pm Mixed Media Artist, (Demarcus McGaughey) will debut “Kindred”a Black History Month solo art exhibit at Sweet Lorraine Gallery
Ti Art Studios
183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn 11231


“Kindred” is Demarcus McGaughey’s most intimate and revealing series of work yet. One might describe it as his “long walk home.” Reflective and poignant, it comprises a multitude of timeless reminders of family moments. “Kindred” honors the sometimes-forgotten ancestry of Black Americans while acknowledging the cultural contribution of his family beyond enslavement.

Link is in profile to RSVP for tonight’s Opening Reception

Exhibit Dates: February 4 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Artist Talk with Demarcus McGaughey is on Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

🔴 SOLD“For Ruth”c. 2023 in Brooklyn, NY16 x 20x 1.5 inMixed Media Acrylic, Paper Collage,  Resin on CanvasPrivate Collec...
02/03/2023

🔴 SOLD
“For Ruth”
c. 2023 in Brooklyn, NY
16 x 20x 1.5 in
Mixed Media Acrylic, Paper Collage, Resin on Canvas
Private Collection

* Figure is unknown. My cousin Gerald and I found this photo in a box full of family photos. On the back, I’m assuming the well dressed man wrote “For Ruth” I’m assuming it’s to my cousins grandmother Hattie Ruth. What I loved about the original photograph are the details of this Black Man. He exudes black excellence to me. The car, the ring, the suit, the tie, the hat, the pocket watch. He’s making a statement to the world. I’d like to believe the photo came with a letter so I collaged a hand written note with it and the chapter at the bottom comes from a book from my great grandfathers library about migration in the south.”

See you at the opening reception
Saturday, February 4
6-9pm
Rsvp: link in bio

Sweet Lorraine Gallery
183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn 11231
Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 26, 2023



🔴 SOLD“There’s A Doctor In The Family”c. 2022 In Dallas,Tx9 x 12 x 1.5 inMixed Media Acrylic, Paper Collage,  Resin on C...
02/03/2023

🔴 SOLD
“There’s A Doctor In The Family”
c. 2022 In Dallas,Tx
9 x 12 x 1.5 in
Mixed Media Acrylic, Paper Collage, Resin on Canvas
Private Collection in Brooklyn

*Dr. Mildred McGaughey D.D.S. who graduated and opened her own Dentist practice in Houston, TX”

Opening reception
Saturday, February 4
6-9pm

Sweet Lorraine Gallery
183 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn 11231
Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 26, 2023


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