Fresh from the Factory

Factory Fresh is the newest space brought to you by Ali Ha and Ad
Deville formerly of Orchard Street Art Gallery in Manhattan’s Lower
East Side. Since 2002 Ali and Ad have shown the art of themselves and
the art of fellow artist they met in the global street art scene and
in the NYC Community. Many people consider their gallery to be the
first and only street art gallery during their time on Orchard Street.
High hopes & new horizons lead Ad and Ali with their latest space
Factory Fresh aiming to push the art boundaries further bringing the
latest art works from the freshest artists around the globe and always
at factory direct prices.

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Grand Champions Forever, Never Say Die
Curated by John Breiner

October 23 through November  7, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, October 23, 7-10pm
Factory Fresh 1053 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

For Immediate Release

Factory Fresh is pleased to announce the opening of its October Group
Exhibition Grand Champions Forever, Never Say Die curated by John
Breiner. This marks the third presentation of the ongoing Grand
Champions curatorial project, having been envisioned and present in
2003 as Grand Champions Forever, then again in 2004 as Grand Champions
Forever and Ever.

Initially the concept of the exhibition was to
create a platform for a group of emerging artist to exhibit work. The
commonality among these artists was simply Breiner’s realization that
many of his peers had developed concise and mature bodies of work with
draws to similar aesthetics. At this point the work was connected
through artistic discourse but needed a space to expand this
conversation. Having none, Breiner created an environment to display
this fledgling ebullience thus fueling an already tenacious work
ethic. The receptions for each Grand Champion show united the
multidisciplinary work with music and celebration that embodied the
lives of these young artists. Finally having a theatre the exhibition
inherited the artist fervor and became the medium in it’s own right.

Five years have passed and it is astonishing that all of the artists
involved have received critical acclaim and have reached great levels
of success. Whether through fine art, photography, design or curation
each of the original Grand Champions have developed into guiding
lights and influential forces in their respective practice. It is with
great pleasure and excitement that once again the Grand Champs have
been reunited to celebrate tradition and the vibrant mélange of
current work that has blossomed from this talented collection.

The Grand Champions are…

Maylis Atkins

James Blagden

John Breiner

Rich Browd

Andreis Costa

Denise Despirto

Brendan Donnelly

J. Elias

Eric Elms

Michael Farmer

Gary Fogelson

Sam Friedman

Ellis Gallagher

Matt Holister

Psychotropic Horizons

Taras Hrabowsky

Stephen Key

Mr. Kiji

Jordan Kleinman

Cat Lauigan

Sakura Maku

Josh Matta

Louie Guy Metzner

Soner On

Peter Paquin

John Francis Peters

Patrick Rocha

Graham Shimberg

Jessica Smith

Joe Whiteley

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About sweatshopnewyork

The Sweat Shop is an recording and design studio founded by Art Director Andreis Costa, Recording Artist Brian Halladay, and Producer Harry Fraud at 120 Walker St. in Chinatown, New York. Established in 2006 the studio was created to be a hub for recording artists to not only create their music but work with our in house branding team to develop a marketable identity. Currently based in Los Angeles Sweat Shop continues to design and create content for music, film, and television. Sweat Shop Work Harder!
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