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From Engine Oil to Oil on Canvas

Locals know it as the DaBrescia Motors building — a fixture in the Hancock community for decades. Now, art dealer Gavin Brown and artist/chef Rirkrit Tiravanija have given the space new life as a combined art gallery/kitchen dubbed UncleBrother. In more than a nod to its former service as a car dealership and auto repair shop, Brown and Tiravanija have opted to maintain the building’s original facade, complete with the DaBrescia Motors signage and signature faded Robin’s Egg Blue metal trim remaining intact. Inside the structure, the theme continues, with exposed concrete, chipped paint, and a state-of-the-art stainless steel commercial kitchen that feels at home in the former garage. Brown and Tiravanija have maintained homes in the Hancock area for a number of years, only recently entering into the radar of local residents by the establishment of the UncleBrother gallery last year. Brown, one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Art…More