Iron Gate East Launch Party | Inaugural Show: Ghosts of the Inanimate

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SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK—A full house was had Saturday evening, February 24th, at The Spur @ Southampton Social Club, the Hampton’s first private co- working space and innovation hub for entrepreneurs. There to launch Kelcey Edwards’ Iron Gate East and the opening reception of Ghosts of the Inanimate featuring works of three, Brooklyn-based artists: Belgian-American artist, Hedwig Brouckaert, American artist, Caleb Freese, and South Korean-American artist, Jourdain Jongwon Lee. Edwards, also the show’s curator, seeks to discover and present art “a little uncommon yet most intriguing” with an “aftermath of absence, a lingering presence, otherworldly, work delving into a spirit world.”


Mike Maher, Alicia Moon, & Iron Gate East Founder, Kelcey Edwards

Artist Talk with Hedwig Brouckaert, Caleb Freese, & Jourdain Jongwon Lee

James Salomon & Kelcey Edwards


Ranging in styles from Brouckaert’s delicate collages and drawings on prints, to Freese’s wall-sized, multimedia mashups depicting urban spaces and made-up landscapes, to Lee’s framed metal and found object works of assemblage mounted on steel plates, the work is installed
throughout the venue by various modes of suspension whereas the artworks seem to float along the walls and hover in the space which adds a hip, ethereal vibe to the coolness of The Spur. “We all need to pause and accept some notions of otherworldliness and absurdity to process
the hard reality we’re all living in,” Ms. Edwards said. But, might we add, too, that such art also affords our collective soul (because we are connected) a well needed moment of peace, respite and mindfulness in this harsh and all-too-real, 24/7 world of ours? And why we’re grateful such shows and curators like you exist in the first place.

The show runs through March 25th and can be viewed Monday-Friday, 10-5 and by appointment. To schedule a viewing or to inquire about the work, please contact: kelcey.edwards@irongateeast.com or call: 512-773-5994


Curator Kelcey Edwards & Collector, Art Dealer Ruth Vered

Artwork by Jourdain Jongwon Lee v1

Artwork by Hedwig Brouckaert

Lori Horowitz, Artist Jourdain Jongwon Lee, & Corinne Erni

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