Compére Collective Presents: Transparent Boundaries

For our August exhibit, we welcome the collective at The Aerogramme Center for Arts and Culture. Featuring the work of 12 new and emerging artists, this exhibit explores what it means to create a boundary – and what it means to cross it. On view until August 30 – RSVP here!

Transparent Boundaries

The Aerogramme Center for Arts and Culture x Compère Collective presents Transparent Boundaries, on view August 5–30, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 5 from 6–8PM.

When a boundary is invisible, it’s easy to bump into. It could trip us. Stop us. Confuse us. It could also reveal something about our environment—and ourselves—that we couldn’t see before. For the twelve participating artists, the group exhibition Transparent Boundaries is about finding, testing, and ultimately transforming the barriers that lay between them and the worlds they envision.

Ana Wieder-Blank erects monumental paintings that complicate the contours of traditional mythologies, exploding and reclaiming their meanings for a new, queerer age. Natalie Ortiz paints her friends and family as a pantheon of guardian angels that transcend the quotidian settings she depicts. Cecil Howell’s botanic soulscapes lead us deeper into the beauty and bewildering ambiguity of the natural world. From pushing past the borders of the human body to conjuring aspirational alien topographies, the artists of Transparent Boundaries offer constructed alternatives to the limits we have inherited.

The exhibition is hosted by Compère Collective, and curated by The Aerogramme Center’s founder, Zoë Elena Moldenhauer. The artist talk, moderated by artist and NYC Crit Club co-founder, Catherine Haggarty, is open to the public Saturday, August 26 from 4–6 PM.

Artists: Ana Wieder-Blank, Barbara Owen, Cecil Howell, Jebediah Long, Janelle Junn, Jessica Corujo, Kaira Villanueva, Natalie Ortiz, Patrick Bower, Raymond Hwang, Wendi Men, and Zoë Elena Moldenhauer.


The Aerogramme Center for Arts and Culture is an online exhibition platform, fine art and literary magazine, artist interviews, and podcast founded in March 2020 at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to provide opportunities for furthering artistic creativity.

Compère Collective is a sponsored artist space of Realty Collective, founded by Victoria Alexander, that offers artists a free, 800 square foot storefront gallery space in the heart of Red Hook, Brooklyn on Van Brunt St. Compère Collective specializes in thoughtful community-centric works and has hosted 100 plus artist exhibitions and events since opening its doors in 2011. Compère Collective’s mission is to nurture and host diverse artistic practice and thoughtful dialogue; understanding that art should be used as a catalyst for critical thinking.

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