BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTER | Curated by Jaynie Crimmins, Christina Massey, and Etty Yaniv

June 2 - 17, 2017

470 Vanderbilt by RXR Realty
Brooklyn, NY
(on the corner of Atlantic & Vanderbilt Avenues)

Nearest Trains: C,G, and a short walk from the Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2nd, 6-8:30pm

Open Hours:
Thursdays, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 10am - 6pm
Fridays, June 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 10am - 6pm
Saturdays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 10am - 6pm
Sundays, June 4th, 11th, 10am - 6pm

Inspired by last-January's Women's Marches, where women and allies gathered in record numbers, the notion of "strength in numbers" can be felt throughout BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTER. Curators Jaynie, Crimmins, Christina Massey, and Etty Yaniv bring together fifteen women artists whose work utilize fragmentation, repetition, distinct use of daily ephemeral materials, and labor intensive processes.

Lorrie Fredette, Dana Kane, Niki Lederer, Susan Luss, Ellie Murphy, Mia Pearlman, Jaanika Peerna, Elizabeth Riley, Alyse Rosner, Carol Salmanson, Suzan Shutan, Jen Wrobalewski, Jaynie Crimmins, Christina Massey, Etty Yaniv, and Nancy Baker activate 470 Vanderbilt's large storefront space with site specific installations, unexpected interventions, and overall manifestations of support and strength. Ultimately, this show is an opportunity for women to gather, to actualize their individual works collectively. The result?  Bigger, bolder, better.

About the Curators
Jaynie Crimmins, Christina Massey, and Etty Yaniv have a history of creating exhibitions that revolve around and support female artists. Bringing together their shared focus on aesthetics, quality, depth, and meaning, they are thrilled to showcase some of their favorite female New York artists.

Jaynie Gillman Crimmins, in collaboration with Etty Yaniv, is curating Fractured Union at Brooklyn FireProof in Bushwick, NY,  the first show of In-Case Art Projects--a series of projects activating the overlooked spaces of vitrines and cases. Her upcoming curatorial projects include: Change Without Change at the Cluster Gallery in Brooklyn and Recreation at Arsenal Gallery, NYC. Crimmins is a retired public school art teacher and is currently volunteering at the Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art Program. She has an upcoming solo show in 2018 at the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, NY.


Christina Massey has curated shows at locations such as the Hunterdon Museum (NJ), CWOW (NJ), HEREart (NY), and the ISE Foundation (NY) as well as currently acting as the lead artist curator for Craff House. Artists whom she has worked with have gone on to show internationally in solo-exhibitions, won prestigious awards such as NYFA Foundation Fellowships and Pollack Krasner grants, and have been granted residencies with the LMCC and Yaddo. She also exhibits her own work extensively. Upcoming solo-exhibitions include shows at the Noyes Art Museum and Port Washington Library and a two-person show at the Roxbury Art Center this summer. 


Etty Yaniv has curated numerous group shows in alternative spaces in Brooklyn, focusing on emerging, mid-career and women artists, and in venues such as Salena Gallery, LIUBrooklyn; New Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery, Jersey City; and John Doe Gallery, Brooklyn. She also exhibits her art work nationally and internationally, including at the Haifa museum of Art, Israel; Torrance Art Museum, CA; and the Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey. She has a solo-exhibition coming up at the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia this summer.

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