Friends with Benefits is an online group exhibition wherein gallery artists were asked to invite a guest artist to participate. Each artist selected three works priced no more than $1,000 with 30% of total gallery commission donated to organizations that stand in solidarity with Black lives and against police brutality and murder including COVID Bailout NYC, Color of Change, The Okra Project, or another organization of the collector's choosing. Utilizing a broad range of developed creative approaches, the cross-pollination of social media, accessible price points, and adapting available online platforms, we hope to continue to help sustain artistic practices, creative industries, and organizations devoted to social justice.
The 36 participating artists presenting 108 works in total are Eleanna Anagnos, Marisa Baumgartner, Hannah Beerman, Fatemeh Burnes, Amanda Church, Jennifer Coates, Gregory Coates, Ryan Crotty, Ryan DaWalt, Robert Otto Epstein, Jay Gaskill, William Graef, Theresa Hackett, Jenny Hankwitz, Paula Heisen, Kyle Hittmeier, Bryn Jayes, Mary Jones, Jill Levine, Aline Mare, Daina Mattis, Ali Miller, Mary-Ann Monforton, Bobbie Oliver, Habby Osk, JD Raenbeau, Ernesto Renda, Taro Suzuki, Craig Taylor, Colin Thomson, Fred Valentine, Olivia Valentine, Hanna von Goeler, Lindsay Walt, Michelle Weinberg, and Robert Weiss. Please feel free to contact with any questions or inquire about additional works available.