SOUTHFIRST 60 N6th Street  Brooklyn, NY  11211     ph 718 599 4884





Curated by Patrick Berran

February 2 – February 24, 2013


"At the time of Lewis and Clark, setting the prairies on fire was a well-known signal that meant 'Come down to the water.' It was an extravagant gesture, but we can't do less. If the landscape reveals one certainty, it is that the extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. After the one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, flinging intricacies and colassi down aeons of emptiness, heaping profusions on profligacies with ever-fresh vigor. The whole show has been on fire from the word go. I come down to the water to cool my eyes. But everywhere I look I see fire; that which isn't flint is tinder, and the whole world sparks and flames."

—Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinder Creek

SOUTHFIRST is proud to present “Hello, Darling,” an exhibition of works by Patrick Berran, Jamison Brosseau, Amy Feldman, Tamara Gonzales, Brooke Moyse, and John Szlasa. The show will be on view from February 2 – February 24, 2013. There will be a reception held for the artists from 6-8 pm on Saturday, February 2.


Born in Woodbridge, Virginia, Patrick Berran holds an MFA from Hunter College in 2006. He recently held a residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. His work has recently appeared in exhibitions at Edward Thorpe Gallery, Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago, and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. He lives and works in Brooklyn.


SOUTHFIRST, founded in 2000, is located at 60 N6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn between Wythe and Kent Avenues. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 PM and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue.  For more information, please contact the gallery at 718 599 4884 or