There is always something intriguing going on at Greenpointers HQ, which is the home of Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St). When I walked in the door there was a gorgeous array of local flora in the window, part of an exhibition called “Botanical,” presenting new works inspired by the plant kingdom by artist Laurie Sumiye.
“In her installation, Island, Sumiye uses endemic New York grass plants from a local native plant nursery to recreate a patch of wild, uncultivated land — a forgotten bucolic landscape of Williamsburg-Greenpoint. The live grass plants (Scirpus cyperinus, Leersia oryzoides, Carex comosa) represent a homecoming and estrangement; native seedlings are reintroduced to a location where they once grew, but inside a building surrounded by urban industry. Island explores the tension of controlled environments, as well as reflect a specific history and perspective of place.”
The exhibition opens Friday, April 11, 2013 from 6-9pm, and on Saturday from 2:30-5pm there will be live drawing of plants in the nude. ($12 suggested donation)
Yes, there is a stupid blizzard, but a walk in the snow if fun, and so is a walk in the snow to an art show with amazing work, friends and drinks to warm you up!
I recommend this show for tonight, Friday February 8, 2013:
Born Again is opening tonight at Calico Brooklyn (67 West St) from 7-9pm and features the artwork of Thomas Buildmore, Allison Maletz & Charles Wilkin. The show follows the theme of reuse and recontextualization in the work itself but also in the new techniques and styles presented by artists.
It will be so moving that you might begin trembling and speaking in tongues.
Only two things could make me wake up and trek to the Upper East Side: Art and Central Park. This Sunday, I was well rewarded with both.
George Terry, a local Greenpoint artist, has masterfully orchestrated an art exhibit, salon style in a pre-war Manhattan dwelling, aptly named Classic Six, which was steps away from Central Park. “New York I Love You Sometimes” features a unique pool of converging circles of friends in the art sphere. This interesting co-mingling of seemingly disparate worlds: Brooklyn Artists/ Upper East Side Exhibit, was made possible by the generosity of Alison Chace, the owner of the space.
Background on Walls L-R: Lumin Wakoa Paintings, Max Reinhardt and Janelle Iglesias (Constellation) and Carolyn Salas (Untitled). Foreground L-R: Andy Ness (all dressed up and nowhere to go) and Brett Day Windham (Floating Harlequin)
As I walked into 1 East 62nd St., I was formally greeted by the doorman, escorted up and was ushered into this amazing apartment. Large picture windows and pristine white walls were the perfect canvas for housing the beautiful art pieces. George Terry gave me an in-depth tour of the exhibit and sat down with me for an interview. Continue reading →
While we don’t have any actual business affiliations with Bushwick Daily, I feel like it’s a sister site to Greenpointers because the same love and enthusiasm we try to bring to our audience about Greenpoint, Bushwick Daily brings to its readers about Bushwick. The website is fantastic, Editor Katarina is a true comrade, and the mutual support we share is inspiring and helps us both grow.
This Sunday 12/16, Bushwick Daily is celebrating 2012 with a photography and music show at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St) from 6-9pm. The show titled Bushwick 2012 will feature 14 photographers in the largest contemporary photography exhibition yet, plus live music.
Admission is free, but it is a fundraiser and I just LOVE the what Katarina wrote about why it’s important to support:
Because it takes 400+ hours every month to create Bushwick Daily in its current form. The team of editors and contributors is dedicated to bringing you 3-5 posts every working day containing plenty of original writing and photographs. We curate your art, music and cultural guides every week making sure that excellent events don’t stay undiscovered. We bring you features of local artists, businesses and galleries. In other words, our mission is to spread the word about this incredible eclectic neighborhood in all its richness.
Tonight I will be at From The Source stringing holiday lights and setting up for tomorrow’s holiday market and just upstairs six of my drawings will be on view at two great Greenpoint galleries! As you might have noticed I am an organizer and my events always promote the work of artists, so it’s funny to be on the receiving end. (Shameless self-promotion begins here.)
While on a trip to Florida this year I picked up a Muji market set and drawing pad at the airport in order to fill in the downtime and ease my traveling nerves. I began taking photos of local signage in Gainesville and drawing them. Deep down I want to be a sign maker.
During Hurricane Sandy, drawing was the only way to get my mind off the storm and my fingers off my keyboard. I began taking screenshots of interesting images I found on instagram and drawing them. Then the obsession began, as it always does, and I began filling drawing pads. Mind you, I am a photographer!
What do you think? (I don’t know if I’m prepared for the criticism!)
Giving a piece of art as a gift can be tricky, but it’s tricky for the same reason it’s so special.
Good thing Calico (67 West St.,#206) has put together an amazing show for your holiday art giving needs!
The Greenpoint art venue will have close to 100 pieces to choose from by artists from Brooklyn and beyond. All works will be priced at $300 or less and ready to wrap at this salon-style show.
The opening reception is this Friday, December 7th from 7-10pm, the gallery will also be open on December 8th & 9th, from Noon – 6pm and there will be free beverages courtesy of the fine folks at Narragansett Beer.
Giving someone art shows you pay attention, so be special this year and give art!
If you haven’t checked out Martin Esteves’ and Amanda Browders’ art show Bad On Its Ownat Calico Brooklyn (67 West St #206), you better take a look because it’s a great show! Aside from regular gallery hours, the gallery will be open this Wednesday (11/28) from 7-9pm.
Watch this video interview we made in the place where all bad things happen: the bathroom!
Drop in and out (and in) as Ruen reads his new book from beginning to end, along with a smattering of very special guest readers.
Plus, Small Black Door gallery will be projecting curated artworks by emerging local artists that include: Andrea Bergart, Jon Bocksel, Matthew Fisher, Matthew Mahler, Jonathan Terranova, and Aaron Williams.
WEDNESDAY 10/3 ♦ End of Times @ Art Connects New York (220 36th Street, B-515, Gowanus) 6-8pm, Contributor Tony Luib’s artwork will be featured in this group show curated by Brad Silk alongside work from R. Dupree, Amos Massey III, Laura Perry, Catie-Rae Zappala, RSVP • Yummy Eats Presidential Debate @ TBD (222 Franklin St) 8pm, Southwestern Dinner: Chipotle Fried Chicken, 7 Pepper Vegan Chili, Cilantro Lime Rice, Guacamole, Black Bean & Mango Salad, Salsa Fresca • NAG Debate Watching@ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) 8:30-10:30pm, the “Domestic Policy” Debate with fun quizzes & games & prizes
THURSDAY 10/4 ♦ Speakers @ Front St Gallery (111 Front Street #216, DUMBO) 6-9pm, Artist Lecture Series presents a survey of 34 artists who have participated as lecturers in a series of talks begun in 2011 at the Greenpoint studio of Christopher Schade, Zoe Pettijohn-Schade, and Michael Lee.
FRIDAY 10/5 ♦ Bushwick Basement @ Grimm Schultz Gallery (313 Linden St, Bushwick) 6-10pm, an all blacklight exhibition of Ultraviolet paintings by artist Mark Flood ♦ Testing @ Heliopolis (154 Huron St.) 7-10pm, a collection of sketches, failed casts, cancelled proofs, and other objects that could have become works of art but didn’t, More Info ♦ Hyperallergic’s 3rd Birthday The House Party @ The Boiler (191 N 14th St) 8pm, RSVP ♫ The Denzels / Gunfight! @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm ♫ The Netherlands / Lost Boy? / The Hate My Day Jobs / Sloth Bear @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St.) 9pm
SATURDAY 10/6 • Pumpkin Day @ McCarren Park, 11am-1pm, $10, Pick your own pumpkin, decorate it & take it home. Arts/crafts, live music by the Newtown Creek Players, & yummy things to eat by Urban Rustic, plus a costume swap by KRRB. ♦ Weird World @ Booklyn Art Gallery (37 Greenpoint Ave 4th Fl) 7-10pm, an exhibition of artists’ books, photography and drawings exploring anthropological portraiture through an artistic lens, with an emphasis on the unseen, the occult, the weird, the wild, and the subversive. ♫ The Psyched / Major Stars / Radical Dads / Warm Soda @ Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.) 8pm, $10 ♫ The Dig / The We Shared Milk / Buffalo Jump @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St) 8pm, $8
* Compostoberfest @ McCarren Park, 2-5pm, learn about existing citywide compost initiatives, compost cooking and get some hands-on experience at North Brooklyn Compost Project! • Newtown Creek Bike Riding Tour: Cruising the Queens Side @ NAG Office (110 Kent Ave. @ N8th) 2-5:30pm, Tour industrial North Brooklyn and learn about “black mayonnaise” and the other nastiness that lurks beneath the surface of Newtown Creek and discuss the future of this rapidly developing neighborhood, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event