October 14 - October 29, 2017
Opening Reception: SATURDAY, October 14, 5-8pm
Artist Salon: Thursday, october 19, 7pm

THE tug

Erin Gleason

in the plus/space

This exhibition brings together a collection of artworks by artist Erin Gleason that critically challenge our relationship to measured space and time versus our lived experience of it. 

Part installation, part an exhibition of drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture, these works address how our sense of truth is pulled between lived experience and terms of categorization these experiences are subject to - through the lenses of the feminine, the beautiful and the sublime.

Accompanying the exhibition is the public event on Oct. 19 at 7pm, Le Mot Juste, a continuation of the artist’s Dark Salon series. Hosted by the artist, the Dark Salon is an open discussion exploring the philosophical ideas behind the exhibition.


Erin Gleason is an artist, curator and designer based in Brooklyn. She has exhibited and curated in the US and internationally and is the recipient of a Russell Trust Award for artistic research in Greenland and a Lori Ledis Curator Fellowship at BRIC. She is the founder and editor of the Cultural Fluency publication, and the co-founder and former director/curator of the Crown Heights Film Festival in Brooklyn. Erin is currently a PhD student in Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.


Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 


Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.


FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and Humanities NY.