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Happening Now: EveryoneOnly Hops Randall’s Island for a Greenpoint Cameo

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Close up at Succulent Studios ©cedwards

It’s an art exhibition that is named as it functions, as an oxymoron: EVERYONEONLY —a curated mural project of only twenty-three artists who were originally selected for an art exhibition at Randall’s Island for the Governors Ball Music Festival this past June. But now at Succulent Studios (67 West Street, 5th floor in Greenpoint), Continue reading

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Heliopolis Presents Poetry Reading, “Former Islands” Closes

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Susan Bee reads a poem by Rachel Levitsky ©Emily Greenberg

Coinciding with the closing of its “Former Islands” exhibition, Heliopolis held a poetry reading in its gallery space this past Sunday, June 29. An earlier reading took place last Saturday.

Founded in 2008, the small artist-run space lent a casual, cozy atmosphere to the readings by writers Christine Larusso, Ian Dreiblatt, Rachel Levitsky, and Carolyn Lazard, as well as two of their artistic collaborators, Alison Kobayashi and Susan Bee. Audience members, many of whom participated in the “Former Islands” exhibition, crouched on the gallery floor sipping beers and mingling with friends. In between readings, there were informal exchanges between the artists, writers, and curators. Continue reading

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The Art of Being Honest: “Alternate Landscapes” & “Werner Herzog Eats A Sandwich”

Artist Maj Anya DeBear at The One Well

On a recent Friday night I visited two art shows that both opened on Greenpoint Ave. Both artists, Maj Anya DeBear and  Roxanne Palmer mentioned that honesty was one driving force behind their recent artworks. While being true to oneself creatively in a hard to please art world is difficult to attain, the resulting satisfaction and confidence that came through made for two stand-out openings on either side of McGuinness Blvd. Continue reading

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Art + Pasta Jewelry at New Franklin St Gallery Rekover Projects

Tristan Fitch & Katie Hartsough of Rekover Projects

While real estate snooping, I spotted a 2500 sq. ft. space on Franklin St, sandwiched between the newly opened People of 2Morrow and the half block of scaffolding that will soon become even more prime retail space on one of Greenpoint’s most booming blocks.

I thought to myself this spot would be perfect for an art gallery and a few weeks later POOF! - Rekover Projects (77 Franklin St) opened – just like that. The first show titled “Before Intersections” is a solo exhibition by space lessee and artist Tristan Fitch, who runs the project space with his partner and women’s accessories designer Katie Hartsough. Continue reading

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Claire Typaldos’ PRINTS Show Opening Tonight at EAT (12/5)

"Cloud Braid" by Claire Typaldos

Did you know that our amazing Terrarium Workshop teacher Claire Typaldos is also an accomplished printmaker?

Work from her recent residency at Anderson Ranch in Colorado is on display at EAT (124 Meserole Ave). The opening reception for PRINTS is this evening, Thursday December 5th, 2013 from 7-9pm.

We talked with Claire about her printmaking process and this particular body of work.

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SoloShow Opens + BYOVinyl – Tonight At HeadChop in Williamsburg (11/2)


Tonight a crew of Brooklyn and Greenpoint “solo” artists are participating in a “regroup” show at Williamsburg hair salon HeadChop (86 Berry St) from 8-11pm. Ken Butler, Daniel Hodkinson, Amanda LaMarco, Chelsey Pettijohn, Paul Richard, Will Star, Clinton Van Gemert plus more will be exhibiting work. Plus you can bring your own vinyl to play.

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Pigeons Smuggling Cubans – Duke Riley Show Tonight …in NYC (11/1)

Duke Riley’s Show See You At The Finish Line is opening tonight from 6-8pm at Magnan Metz Gallery (521 West 26th St) all the way in Manhattan – all the way between 10th and 11th St. The incredible journey documented in this solo show will make the measly trip across the East River and hike to the west side well worth it.

The US governement spends billions of tax payer dollars on high tech surveillance of the waters between the US and Cuba, but one thing their fancy balloons don’t detect – pigeons. As a sort of “FU” to the ridiculous “Trading with the Enemy Act,” Duke trained 50 homing pigeons in Key West to make the 100 mile journey from Cuba to smuggle cigars. Mission accomplished.

In a recent NY Times article Duke said, “I wanted to subvert this billions-of-dollars high-tech system with things that were being used in ancient Sumeria.”

Not only did 11 birds successfully return with cigars, others strapped with cameras filmed the journey. The shaky but unbelievable footage below will be shown in its entirety tonight, as well as the actual birds in their loft, their smuggling “bras,” the cigars and other objects. Plus, a pair of birds is for sale for $100,000 – live pigeons sold as artwork.

See You At The Finish Line is on view through January 14th, 2014.

Duke Riley–Trading with the Enemy PREVIEW from Duke Riley on Vimeo.

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“Greenpoint Now” Art Show Recap & Artwork!

Greenpoint Gallery Night was a huge success. On such a gorgeous September evening, the turnout was huge and the buzz in the air, all in support of local art, was very inspiring.

Hyperallergic created a great photo round-up of the evening, here.

Because Greenpointers hosted our own exhibition, we couldn’t make it to many of the other shows, but here are some photos of Ugly Art Room’s “Greenpoint Now” art show at The Yard.

Andrew P. Smith, who co-curated the show and represents The Yard took a lot of awesome photos which you can view here.

If you missed the opening “Greenpoint Now” will be on display at The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) through 10/6/13. Visiting hours are Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm.

All artwork is for sale and also can be viewed on Ugly Art Room’s website.

When I was painting the sign pictured at the top, I made a little mistake, and it ended up reading, “Greenpoint MON” Art Show. DUH! Should I have just left it?

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Greenpoint Gallery Night Tonight! THE MAP! (9/13)


The weather is perfect to stroll around our lovely neighborhood this evening and check out local art scene. 16 galleries in total are participating in Greenpoint Gallery Night.

Hyperallergic created this easy guide to help you along your way.

Need a map? Print one yourself or download it onto your smart phone. We are trying to be earth friendly here!

Afterparty is at Coco 66 at 9pm (66 Greenpoint Ave)

See you tonight!

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Artists Announced – “Greenpoint Now” Art Show at The Yard Opens this Friday! (9/13)

In participation with Greenpoint Gallery Night, Ugly Art Room, Greenpointers & The Yard present “Greenpoint Now” a group art exhibition of artwork made in or by Greenpoint, Brooklyn artists in 2013.

Opening: Friday September 13, 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibit: Sept. 13-Oct. 6, 2013

ARTISTS: Shonagh Adelman, Monte Antrim, Erin Batson, Anna BlodaPiotr BondSophia Chai, Marisha ChinskyMonica Emmons, Drew English, Julie Gamble, Allison Maletz, Jess Ng, Michael O’Shea, Bethany Robertson, Lindsey Warren, Tyler Weeks

RSVP on Facebook!

“The coolest neighborhood in the world” for the moment, Greenpoint has hurtled past stroller-friendly Willamsburg as the post cool, chic zeitgeist of jetline magazine meccas. This is a miss-if-you-blink minute to see a stretch of ground on the last phase of a makeover turned over faster than a dozen Missions and Wicker Parks. We’ve seen this before, but now is the time to witness an updated example of landslide gentrification, and with this particular hinge of blue-collar to creative class to expendable leisure, a mosaic on a pintip. Continue reading

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