Artist Residency: July 17 -  August 4, 2018
August 4 - August 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 5:00 - 8pm

Dream Sequence

Charmaine Bee

Public Discussion with the Artist and Philosopher A.V. Ryan: Sunday, August 19, 4pm

"ritual is central to my work.  whether it be the ritual of burning sugar and creating sculptural pours with historically charged materials or burning a pot of rice over the course of 45 minutes and filling a room with smoke; my work centers ritual that addresses the psychological and bodily impact of systems of oppression. i collaborate with historically charged materials, plant/ herbs and people to create performance driven spaces that invoke discomfort as well as healing." - Charmaine Bee

During her residency at FiveMyles, Charmaine Bee will work on an installation that will culminate in an exhibition entitled "Dream Sequence". On August 19, the artist will discuss her work during a public event with artist and philosopher A.V. Ryan.

About the Artist

Charmaine Bee received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Through, installation, sculpture, sound and textile she explores the impact of historically charged materials on our consciousness.  She has also studied herbalism with Karen Rose.  Charmaine has been awarded the  Felix Gonzales - Torres Foundation travel grant,  Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Foundation grant for The Stoop Gallery, a pop up gallery project and Puffin Foundation grant for her gentrification mapping project. She will be in residence at Five Myles gallery in Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2018 and  has been in residence 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA and the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL. She resides in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, NY. 


Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 


Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.


FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. The panel discussion is made possible thanks to a Humanities NY Action Grant.