by Jenn Porreca in New Art on Monday 2 June 2008

The wonderful Chris Stain [above], Billy Mode, and The Poloroid Kid exhibit at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn has just drawn to a close. This exhibit, among others, has helped push Ad Hoc Art to the forefront of the contemporary art movement in the burgeoning art scene in Brooklyn and beyond. Any gallery can line its walls with art, but Andrew Ford, an edgy curator in New York, is booking shows with artists that are telling stories of urban America, from Baltimore to San Francisco, from artists like Eine to Swoon, and Pop Surrealism greats like Robert Williams. Set outside of the ‘bougie’ likes of Chelsea, Ad Hoc Art has set down amongst one of the larger populations of urban artists in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.