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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's a Tugboat Kinda Night - This Friday

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Please join us for the opening reception for a show of paintings by REPRE: A LONDON ART COLLECTIVE (that includes PLG Painter Noel Hefele) the newest show for PLG Arts Tugboat Local Artists series. It will be at the Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Beekman Place. Please share with your networks.
Please join us, if you can. If you can't make the reception, or just want a great cup of tea or coffee, Tugboat's hours are Mon–Fri, 7 am–7 pm and Sat–Sun. 8 am–6 pm.

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PLG Arts is a volunteer-run 501c3 organization dedicated to cultivating creativity in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 

Here is Repre's press release: 

November 11 – December 8 2014 

We are delighted to announce Repre Art Collective’s first international show, which will take place from the November 11 – December 8 2014 at the Tugboat Tea Company in Brooklyn, New York. Repre is an art collective of 10 artists who share the common theme of representation. Their work ranges from the body to the landscape and each artist is concerned with not only depicting the real, but also exploring and pushing the boundaries of realism within their practice. 

The Repre LDN - - -> NYC show will display new works from each artist. With the challenge of transporting work from London to New York, there is predominant theme of light work, including paintings on paper, photography and prints. This exhibition focuses on the shifts in the artist’s practices as each artist seeks to find refreshing ways to break down, reconstruct and represent the concept of the real. Through the use of fragmentation, found images, transformation and abstraction the artists begin a dialogue around the ideas of what representation means today. Repre Art Collective has seen topics covered such as perception, temporality, celebrity, atmosphere, the body and the augmentation of images. The New York exhibition will provide an insight into these lines of enquiry. 


Repre was founded in 2011 by Rebecca Molloy and in this time the artists have hosted a variety of events. This has included their debut exhibition at The Crypt Gallery, Trafalgar Square (2012), an experimental warehouse exhibition in Silwex Studios, Shoreditch (2013) as well as their most recent residency at the DegreeArt Gallery (2013). The artists are driven by the activity of peer support and have also put on critiques, panel discussions, life drawing classes, pecha kucha events and collaborations.

The Repre LDN - - -> NYC is curated by Noel Hefele and
 Bob Marvin 

Exhibiting Artists

Julie Bennett
Natalia Davis
Nathaniel Fowles
Jemma Grundon
Noel Hefele
Amelia Humber
Rebecca Molloy
Louise Morgan
Andrew Newton
Patrick Simkins. 

Part of the PLG Arts Local Artist Series @ Tugboat Tea