Aurelie Ben Marak
September 8 - October 7, 2001
October 20 - November 18, 2001
December 1 - December 29, 2001
The Things We Step On
From 1996-2006, the gallery at CAVE showed the work of over 300 artists becoming a locus for experimentation in all mediums. CAVE Gallery began as a venture of Shige Moriya and a group of artists in the mid-90’s. Fostered from an industrial rental, they transformed the 3,000 sq ft garage into a live-work space, which was considered to be one of the first recognized galleries of the neighborhood. Away from heavy commercial pressure, in an environment that supported exploration, artists were able to present ‘nakedly’ by offering completed and in-progress works and receiving feedback from peers. In addition to studio arts, openings often included music and other kinds of performances.
- From: Village Voice – 7 March 2000 – by Jason GrossFrom: Village Voice - 7 March 2000 - by Jason Gross “-- none of these match the Cave, a Williamsburg venue that aggressively combines all manner of media. It’s one thing to buy an abandoned garage and turn it into a gallery/performance space, but Shige Moriya, along with a group of other artists, also decided to call it home.” “-- Breaking free from the worn-out models of conventional galleries and spaces, the Cave proves that different arts and media can not only coexist but enhance each other.”
- From: NY Arts Magazine – The Scene – Williamsburg, Brooklyn – by Yuko NiiFrom: NY Arts Magazine – The Scene – Williamsburg, Brooklyn – by Yuko Nii “In 1996 the CAVE Galley opened the first recognized art gallery on the Southside, run by Shige Moriya and Naoki Iwakawa, which is considered by many to be the foremost avant garde fine art and performing space.”
- From: NY ARTS – vol 4 no 10 – by Sean BoskerFrom: NY ARTS – vol 4 no 10 – by Sean Bosker “A gallery where people still look at art? Of course it's underground. It's The CAVE, a Brooklyn gallery/performance space guaranteed to attack your senses Godzilla-style.