Bruce High Quality Foundation Launches FUG Art Space

"Noah Davis and The Underground Museum” at FUG
Photo via: The Creators Project

The New York-based collective Bruce High Quality Foundation has expanded the operations of its alternative, free art school by launching a gallery space dedicated to promote the work of emerging talent, The Creators Project reports.

The Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, also known as “FUG,” opened its first exhibition last weekend, with works by the LA-based painter Noah Davis and a selection of pieces by artists from the non-profit Underground Museum, including Henry Taylor, Lyle Ashton Harris, Khalil Joseph, and Deana Lawson.

The space will also showcase the work of artists participating in the Bruce High Quality Foundation University residency program, which invites artists from all over the world to spend three to six weeks onsite, working on exhibitions, public programs, classes, and workshops.

On May 1, FUG will open the exhibition #ProvokeProtestPrevail by the Guerrilla Girls Broadband, before lending the space to the Bruce High Quality Foundation University Emerging Artist Residency over the summer.

The Bruce High Quality Foundation is a long-standing staple of the underground art scene in New York. Last year, over 2,000 people attended the private view of the 2014 Brucennial, a large group exhibition scheduled to coincide with the Whitney Biennial since 2008.

Staged in a building located in the Meatpacking District, the 2014 Brucennial featured an all-women line-up of 633 artworks (see The Final Brucennial Opens With Beer, Bacon, and Bullish Performance Art).

“Noah Davis and The Underground Museum” is on view at Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, 431 E 6th St., New York City, from April 4-25. Open to the public Saturdays and by appointment.

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