Masks in Rave

Garment District Space for Public Art presents “Masks in Rave” by Brooklyn-based artist

Ambrus Gero

NEW YORK – September 21, 2022 – The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its
ongoing series of public art exhibits, featuring 12 paintings titled Masks in Rave by artist Ambrus Gero.
Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35 th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the
public through November 23 rd . Masks in Rave is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program,
which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year and over 17 years it has produced more
than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.
“Gero’s paintings are both imaginative and thought-provoking,” said Barbara A. Blair, President of the
Garment District Alliance. “We are thrilled to highlight this local New York City artist as a part of our series
of public exhibitions and we encourage everyone to stop by and see his works this fall.”
Through his paintings, Gero expresses his concept of unity and human alienation. Based in Brooklyn, he
is an acclaimed Hungarian visual artist who creates kinetic sculptures, installations and oil paintings.
Gero’s work has been showcased in art institutes and galleries internationally and in the United States,
including Wassaic Project, Paradice Palase, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Below Grand (formerly Super
Dutchess Gallery), Fashion Institute of Technology New York, Carlsberg City Gallery & Art Salon
Exhibition during the Copenhagen Photo Festival, and more.
Gero received the “Most Positive Artist Award” at Wam Design Gallery, the Pratt in Venice Scholarship,
the Virginia Pratt Thaye Scholarship, and the Barrett Endowed Scholarship, among others. His work has
been acquired by public and private art collections alike including the Erste Foundation and the Data
Foundation. After earning his first Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pécs, Gero received his
second Master of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute.
The Garment District is home to diverse business sectors from technology to hospitality and includes
thousands of people working in the creative economy, including fine and performing artists, designers,
architects, photographers and more than a hundred theaters, galleries, performance spaces and studios.
Photos available here.

Please direct Garment District Alliance media inquiries to Sarah James of Marino at 212-402-3520 or
sjames@marinopr.com. For more information on the Garment District Space for Public Art, please visit
http://garmentdistrictnyc.com/arts/.
About the Garment District Alliance
The Garment District Alliance (www.garmentdistrictnyc.com), is a not-for-profit corporation established in
1993 to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan’s Garment District. Through
programs in the areas of streetscape improvements, sanitation and public safety, marketing and
promotions, economic development, and community service, the Garment District Alliance supports the
neighborhood’s transformation into a modern, 24/7 destination for dining, nightlife, hotels and unique
office space.  For more information on the Garment District Alliance’s many art initiatives and plaza
programming, please visit http://www.garmentdistrictnyc.com/art-design/