Photo: Courtesy of “Not For You, Bunny” by Jen Dwyer.
Brand consultant Stacie Lucas always had a fervor for brands with a purpose, but a dream lease, an accidental flood, and a realization veered her into a venture outside of the marketing world.
Lucas was sharing a space with another tenant on Conselyea St. in Williamsburg, when a flood forced them out. Upon looking at the freshly vacated premises, she realized it would make a perfect gallery space.
But Lucas didn’t want just any art — she wanted her new endeavor to elevate artists whose work was making an impact. From the combination of happy accidents and sudden realizations, Lucas Lucas was born.
Lucas Lucas showcases artists and jewelers who highlight social issues with their work. Opened in 2017, the space rotates different installations as well as hosts community events, live music and wellness practices. Lucas also runs a management and brand consulting agency within the space to help bolster both emerging and established artists.
Past featured artists include Ramiro Davaro-Comas, an illustrator and activist who used his colorful creations to illustrate the absurdities of the 2016 election and Alexis Kandra who creates fantastical oil and metal foil paintings on wood panels. Though Lucas has had a long lineup of inspiring artists and acts since opening, she’s looking forward to even more events, art and performances in her space in the new year.
In addition to its usual artistic programming Lucas Lucas is also commencing an intentionally-spelled “Holiday Bizarre,” which is a group show with art, rare jewelry and objects that can be purchased for the holidays.
More info about the space and its past installations can be found on their website.