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Moving Through the Pandemic

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

Please join us as we open our spring programing, exhibits and community events!

Opening day May 1, 2021, from 12p to 11p

Our programing will run from May 1st - June 6th 2021. With two exhibitions, and a variety of community events. Block parties, children's art workshops and more!

In The Boiler@ELM Foundation we present ALL SAINTS by our guest artist Baris Gokturk. During his time here, Gokturk created visual images that explore public dancing as a space of joy, revolt, and acknowledgment of life and death.

In the ELM Gallery we present photographer Imari DuSauzay. DuSauzay demonstrates a sense of a community and its strength in a photo series from the summer block parties in Brooklyn which occurred during the hight of the pandemic.

We welcome the community to visit our galleries for the exhibitions of images and works which explore movement through various media, inspiring our theme “Moving Through The Pandemic.


Our current Guest artist, Baris Gokturk

Gokturk, is a graduate of the Columbia University’s MFA program, with recent shows at Helena Anrather Gallery in New York, SECCA Museum in North Carolina, and Steve Turner Gallery in Los Angeles. Gokturk’s work deals with the double-edged potential of collective action in public space that brings individual bodies together against the larger body-politic of state and its institutions. This power dynamic is explored in a research-based practice of collecting texts, images and anecdotes that are then projected onto the pictorial realm, in the form of layered surfaces of image transfer, paint and relief sculpture.

Learn more about our Guest Artist, Baris Gokturk HERE


Photographer Imari DuSauzay, Brooklyn born of Jamaican and Saint Lucian descent. DuSauzay attended Brooklyn Technical High School and pursued an interest in photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She completed her education at Long Island University with a Master’s degree in Media Arts and a published graduate thesis.

The artist’s installation of photographs depicts people who yearned to connect and be part of their community. A traditional sense of culture, closeness, and strength of the community can be seen in her large photographs, which fill our annex gallery. The layered images of the dance sessions are presented as a billboard suggesting and inviting something that something new is being built on the horizon. This work demonstrates hope during this time of isolation and disconnect; a new awareness has developed from our collective isolation. Imari writes: “WE THE PEOPLE long to breathe free. Free from all the imposed social stress and Brutality of All ISMS and of COVID!


Both of these artists have created work that breathes. The need to release, share joy, and heal through dance within the community is powerful. It is evident in each of the artists work, which constructs dance movement in paintings, image transfer, sculpture and photography.

Our opening reception will be May 1st, with a day full of events. Please check HERE for details.

Our gallery will hold public hours May 1st- June 5th, 2021

Tuesday-Sunday 1pm-6pm (Closed Mondays)

On Wed's our gallery will have extended hours in the evening, open until 10PM.

On Saturday, May 1st 3-6PM - We will host a family Block Party in partnership with Family Dance Brooklyn.

We invite the community to gather together at the Boiler at ELM Foundation as we continue to Move Through The Pandemic.


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