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Pioneer Works is a cultural center based in Red Hook, Brooklyn that is devoted to building community through the arts and sciences. Pioneer Works hosts public programs across the disciplines of visual art, music, narrative arts, technology and science. On Governors Island, Pioneer Works residents along with astronomers and partnering organizations will share their work with the public through open studios, exhibitions, participatory programs, and workshops hosted in the historic house.

In Progress Exhibition Series with Ryan Foerster
Saturdays-Sundays, September 14-October 27, 11AM-5PM
Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York and Pioneer Works have partnered to bring three photographers from Baxter Street community to process black and white photography in the darkroom at Pioneer Works over the course of one month. The commencement of the residency partnership will result in three “In Progress” exhibitions at Nolan Park 8B on Governors Island. The second exhibition of this partnership features Ryan Foerster, an artist whose main medium is documentary photography. His process involves taking photos with a camera as well as creating photograms in the darkroom and outside in nature. He often uses leftover and found materials, a process he equates to composting.

In Progress Exhibition Series with Katherine Finkelstein
Saturdays-Sundays, October 12-27, 11AM-5PM
The final exhibition in this partnership will highlight the work of photographer Katherine Finkelstein. Finkelstein used her time at Pioneer Works to remix and create new work which combine—in richly layered surfaces—sunlight, landscape, prisms, cyanotype, and photogram into a singular silver gelatin print, a singular plane. She recently returned from a residency at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy, with materials and film from time spent studying the light in Cy Twombly’s former palazzo, Casa Mahler, and the studio of Affiliati Peducci Savini, two alchemist marble sculptors based in Assisi, to explore ways of bringing several of her current lines of investigation into one holistic plane.

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Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm