May 16, 2015
Pioneer Works brings together the arts and sciences. And soon, restaurants and tourists will flock to Red Hook, Brooklyn proving yet again, that art brings life.
FROM THE FOUNDER
Ever since I learned to float, I have been swimming with my oldest dream. Now the waters of fantasy have receded, and Pioneer Works has surfaced, a hall of brick and light.
Our utopia is the architecture of impromptu synthesis. The floor is an exhibition space; the walls are working studios; the windows are openings onto the infinite psychogeography of New York City.
The gulf between different modes of thinking yawns ever wider. Gone are the swinging salons, the café manifestos, the petitions wet from inkwells. Tangible cooperation is eroding—we need people to be talking and touching, not just typing.
Pioneer Works fearlessly bridges the chasm between disparate disciplines. A biologist excitingly beckons a musician to the microscope, a painter shares her sketches with a geneticist and together they discover a new algorithm for printmaking. It is a nursery for innovation, an alpine highway to the horizon of the imagination.
It was once said “Art is a lie to reveal the truth.” For me, art is never a lie, but always a truth in itself. Art is a revelation that what could be is just as real as what is. All are welcome to join in this apotheosis of human endeavor.
Founder & Director
Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation