John Connelly Presents/Brooklyn Front- Garden:

BROOKLYN FRONT is located in DUMBO at 126a Front Street. Hours are Thursday - Sunday from 12 - 6 PM pr by appointment. Directions: F train to York St. exit right onto Jay St. left on Front St. For More Information please call 718-222-1054 or 212-254-4052.

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Artists DOUG YOUNG and JASON ROBERT BELL will collaborate in a bizarre circus of the absurd featuring chainsaws, ice sculptures, snowcones, fountains, fire, topiary, cream pies and more. "Garden" is a performance/installation that re-engages the age-old battle between man and nature by featuring the basic elements of fire, water, earth and air as both foe and inspiration.

Developing out of dialogue the two artists have shared over the last two years "Garden" explores the question how can one continue to make "Art" today that is both immediate and somehow mythic. The response is an unusual amalgam of installation and action using all available talents and abilities - balance, strength, endurance, speed, craft, construction and imagination

JASON ROBERT BELL is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 1995) and Yale School of Art (MFA 2000). He recently had a solo exhibition of paintings at Mario Diacono Gallery in Boston.

DOUG YOUG is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 1995) and the Pratt Institute (MFA 1997). He was recently instated into the Guinness Book of World Records for a 24-Hour Banjo marathon at the Good/Bad Art Collective in Brooklyn, NY in May 2001

Special Thanks to- Jenna J.Young, Paul Brainard, Kory Smith, Joe Infurnari, Peter Staley, Kari Gatzke, Steve Espinola, Brian Farrelly, Mark Shunney, and The New York City Parks Commission.

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Music at the opening was provided by Natalia the Saw Lady

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