Jenni Crain
Topless

Co-Founder & Co-Director
Rockaway Beach, New York
Summer 2014 – Present

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Topless is a seasonal gallery in Rockaway Beach, New York, founded and directed by Jenni Crain and Brent Birnbaum in the Summer of 2014. Each summer Topless renovates and inhabits a vacant storefront along the Rockaway peninsula and presents a series of programming from mid-June through August.

A complete list of Topless's programming below:

NOSCHOOL Residency
Topless Projects, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-Curated with Frank Traynor, Organized with The Perfect Nothing Catalog & Arts in Parts
A series of 3 exhibitions featuring works created by Rockaway youth enrolled in summer courses led by Andrea Bonin, Justin Caguiat, Alex Patrick Dyck, Aidan Koch, Elise McMahon, Claire Mirocha & Vanessa Thill, Sophy Naess, Will Stewart, Pam Tietze, and Chris Wegman
August 13 – August 28, 2016

The Starry Messenger
Bedwyr Williams
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
August 13 – August 28, 2016

Minnow
Aude Pariset & Gavin Kenyon
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
July 23 – August 7, 2016

Heatsink
Liam Crockard & Michael Freeman Budour
Topless Projects, Rockaway Beach, NY
Organized with and curated by ROBERTA PELAN, Toronto, ON
July 23 – August 7, 2016

Babble On
Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich, Laurie Kang
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Flier designed by Gerardo Madera
July 2 – July 17, 2016

Eric Wiley
Topless Projects, Rockaway Beach, NY
July 2 – July 17, 2016

Beverly Semmes & Larissa Bates
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Flier designed and printed by Gerardo Madera
June 11 – June 26, 2016

Anna Glantz
NADA Projects, NADA New York
May 5 – May 8, 2015

Timbuktu
Colby Bird, Hector M. Flores, Anthony Iacono, Annette Kelm, Ralph Pugay
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
August 15 – August 30, 2015

Quite Fairly Rather
Lauren Clay, Carey Denniston, Hanne Lippard
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
July 25 – July 9, 2015

Horse in the Road
Anna Glantz
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
July 4 – July 19, 2015

0.5 Mommy Man
Sam Davis
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
June 13 – June 28, 2015

Cherry on Top(less)
Haffendi Anuar, Ghost of a Dream, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Brian Kokoska, Joshua Saunders, Rachel Schmidhofer, Ryan Blair Sullivan
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
August 16 – August 31, 2014

When Floods Slit the Hills
Jared Buckhiester, Alex Ito, Izabelle New
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
July 26 – August 10, 2014

A Sphinx Has Lain Down Next To Me
Paul DeMuro & Scott Gelber
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
July 5 – August 20, 2014

Party’s Over
Caroline Wells Chandler, Andy Cross, Cindy Ji Hye Kim
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
June 14 – July 3, 2014