In conjunction with the 10th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week, Owen James Gallery is holding an exhibition on Manila-based artist Dex Fernandez. The Southeast Asian artist is known for his eccentric expression through mixed media collages, murals, and sticker art. I had a chance to visit Owen and Isabel, the couple running the gallery to talk about Dex’s work and what drives them to the artists they seek.
GP: What is the story behind the gallery? Owen: I studied art history as an undergraduate, working for several galleries shortly after moving to New York. At a certain point I wanted to go back to emerging art and younger artists that I had personal interest in, as opposed to what other galleries were showing. At the same time, Isabel moved here and we got married. She’s a children’s illustrator and we have this back and forth relationship between New York and Manila, which is partly what this gallery’s about.Continue reading →
It’s been a long week, Greenpoint Gallery Night is happening tonight (3/20) from 7-10PM, and Montell Jordan is on my mind singing:
♫ It’s Friday night, and I feel all right
The party is here on the North Side
Hit the shore ‘cause I’m faded
Honeys in the street say, “Greenpoint, yo we made it!”
It feels so good in my hood tonight
The gallery art and the beer that’s so cold
All the cool hipsters forgot about the spring-snow
To all my neighbors you got much flavor
(This is how we do it) ♫
There’s no better draw for a cool, fun-loving crowd than art and booze. Greenpoint Gallery Night, which we are once again media sponsors for, returns this Friday (3/20) from 7-10PM to bring this winning combo to our cozy little neighborhood. Several local galleries and businesses open up their doors after normal operating hours to give Greenpoint the opportunity to start the evening immersed in art, while sampling tasty, boozy libations along the way. So join us in kicking off the weekend with great drinks in great company, while getting a glimpse of what the art world in Greenpoint has to offer! RSVP here.
While each location is in close proximity to one another, we want to be sure to hit up every spot so have strategized a route for the most efficient art crawl.
Greenpoint Gallery Night is this Friday 2/7 from 6-9pm. While in the past this map has only been available online for download, the Gallery Night HQ Galleries at 67 West St will have printed maps available for those of you still using flip phones.
The first Greenpoint Gallery Night of 2014 is taking place on Friday, February 7th from 6-9pm and there is a lot of great artwork to see in the neighborhood. As an influx of new restaurants and shops seems to be taking center stage and giving us endless food and fashion options – lots of art galleries are also opening under the radar with works from talented local artists. And they are cool specifically because they are not listed in Vogue’s Girls Guide to Greenpoint. Continue reading →
There is nothing more one of a kind (and cool) than artwork by Greenpoint artists. We highly suggest that instead of mass produced junk destined for the landfill – buy local art for your loved ones – OR YOURSELF – this year! There are a TON of art shows – some with VERY affordably priced works – opening in Greenpoint this Friday the 13th…
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.