Outer-Borough Exchange


Brooklyn, New York, gallery Gitana Rosa is the first 'green' gallery in the borough--and among the first anywhere--adopting ecologically sound practices into its business model. Founded in 2006, it prints everything from invitations to price lists on recycled paper and donates 15 percent of every sale to a list of thoroughly-researched environmental organizations, in addition to taking numerous other steps to minimize its burden on the planet. Moving from ecology to geography, it has found a partner with an interconnected focus on the lay of the land in Glowlab. Another neighborhood gallery, Glowlab promotes radical experiments in psychogeography, and Gitana Rosa has invited several of its artists to take over a recently-acquired raw space, installing a series of site-specific installations. Artists producing projects include Montreal-based duo Jason Cantoro and Alice Jarry, Amsterdam's Cathelijn van Goor, and Mark Price of Philadelphia. Opened in conjunction with the Glowlab-hosted Conflux festival, the exhibition, 'Glowlab@Gitana Rosa,' runs through October 14.