Many congratulations to recent MFA Photo/Video graduate Rorschach Junyan Hou on opening "By Name" Gallery @ 324 Bowery, New York, NY!
"By Name" is a multi-purpose space created to stand out from the typical cafe and art gallery. The goal is to create a contemporary art community for emerging artists by providing a location for them to gain exposure for their work. "By Name" incorporates different concepts—art, food, drink—to break the norm of viewing art in traditional venues. This is a place for all ages and all backgrounds that encourages people to enjoy art with relaxation, while cultivating an environment for creation, collaboration and performance.
The gallery is an art-inspired multi-purpose café concept with space to create, collaborate, perform and share ideas over freshly prepared drinks and food.
Hou's company goal is to create a contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists contributing to the vibrancy of New York and beyond. "By Name" promotes dialogue with fresh artists and supports the introduction of dynamic and culturally relevant work to the existing art world.