SERIOUS UNDERDOGS

Our shows demonstrate the skill, creativity, and diversity of emerging artists who have demonstrated a commitment to making work at a professional level, but are actively looking for opportunities to show more, take artistic risks, and actively engage with new communities.

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making changes

By working with non-traditional venues, building community partnerships, and showing work that is both urgent and relevant, we radically change the way that contemporary art is seen and experienced. 

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building bridges

CRAWL builds a bridge between commercial event production and abstract art. Our events span warehouse parties, gallery shows, and performance showcases. We keep our environment social and accessible, while still presenting daring, relevant works and promoting critical conversation about them.

 

CRAWL is more than a roving arts showcase; CRAWL is an artist-first community that actively seeks to imagine an alternative, forward-thinking vision of arts presentation. 

may 6+7

@Westbeth (55 bethune st apt 1209)

True to our nomadic nature, this edition of CRAWL will take place inside of an apartment at Westbeth. CRAWL: Chapter 8 offers a parallel glimpse to the realities of developing an artistic practice in a city that’s relentless with its real estate. As rents increase and safe spaces for creation become more scarce, artists are turning to their homes as places to create as well as places to process, decompress, and settle.

Our apartments are also spaces that contain specific energies and histories — not just architecturally, but personally: as histories are created, lived, and destroyed in our homes. This energy and personal artistic history is palpable in spaces like Westbeth: spaces dedicated to serving and supporting artists and giving them a place to call home.

CRAWL: Chapter 8 incorporates concepts of memory, life, and past lives, revealing the inner terrain of the artists’ practice.