It was like gallery night all over again in Greenpoint, with five art shows opening last Friday. Instead of reviewing each show individually, I decided to play a little game. I asked at least one artist from each show the same question: “What does your work have to do with the title of the show?” They answered in one sentence or phrase.
Here is what they said – in order of my art stroll:
Gallery: Java Studios Gallery (252 Java St #308)
Show Title: “The Shape of Control”
Artist: Robby Rose
Answer: “Death and how we remember people.”
Locations: 106 Green, Booklyn Artist Alliance, Calico, Clayspace 1205, Fowler Project Space, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, G Spot, Greenpoint Gallery, Janet Kurnatowski, Laundry Lung, The One Well, Theceeflat, Ugly Art Room@The Yard, Yashar Gallery, and Yes Gallery
Visitors are invited to explore the diverse array of exhibition spaces in the neighborhood which is also home to hundreds of working artists. Art seekers can stroll down tree-lined streets, marvel at the amazing views of Manhattan across the East River, and sample local bars, restaurants, and shops as they visit each participating gallery in this unique part of North Brooklyn.