Elizabeth Ashe

Faurschou New York has such poise it almost feels like it could qualify as its own zip code in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s located an easy walk from the metro, with eateries nearby. The façade picture windows are inviting to wonder what is going on inside. For the opening reception, it was bustling, full of visitors and active staff even half-way through the evening. Even with hundreds of visitors it did not feel cramped, and walking around others and the art, was easy. Foundation staff were friendly and didn’t interrupt the viewers awe. They hired Cultural Counsel to handle their marketing and be a first face inside the door, which was extra welcoming after e-mail correspondence. There were coat checkers, door security, gallery attendants, caterers, and a videographer covering the performance piece. The gallery attendants were informed and could talk about the work easily for a few minutes. The lobby entrance and side rooms for catering or other prep, coat storage, and individual rest rooms, make it functional and polished. Extra high ceilings – some warehouse-exposed rafters, and some smoothed out, with modern track lighting, and skylights provide the extra touches to three dominating exhibition rooms. The widest entryway goes from the lobby to the first room, then the entrances to the second and third spaces are wider-than-standard, and reach nearly to the ceiling. Due to the high ceilings, it would be easy to add temporary walls that allow light to travel and still be tall enough to create a well-defined exhibition room. The spaces are polished, modern and with minimal distraction. This successful, visual continuation from one space to the next by way of such open doorways, is a gentle coaxing to keep exploring. Going to an exhibit there is an experience where art, breathing-room, and architectural planning work together. It is, in short, perfect for performances, massive paintings, and installations.