BREA SOUDERS: PAPER JOURNAL Studio Visit with Brea Souders

Romke Hoogwaerts, Paper Journal, August 31, 2015

Romke Hoogwaerts (R): So, this is an old Masonic center, and it’s now a community center for the Basque people?

Brea Souders (B): Yes! It’s been around for a long time. They’re renovating it now. There’s an old bar in there. I think they’re building a restaurant too.

R: How did you find it?

B: Stephanie Diamond’s Listings Project.

R: Oh the Listings Project! That’s so cool.

B: I looked for 3 months and all things considered it’s pretty affordable. It’s artists that run it. This couple who are both painters, I think they lease a bunch of spaces in Brooklyn. They just manage it. They try to keep things affordable for the artist community. But let me put it this way, it’s not a clean photographer’s studio.

I used to live in Bushwick. Do you remember my old space? [Romke had interviewed Brea there in 2011 for the first issue of Mossless] I got out of that space!

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