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.
Recently Opened Greenpoint Galleries
At Gallery 106 Green (104 Green St), Andrew Guenther’s solo show Popcorn Illusions offers a punchy representation of familiar images and abstract line work along with some fun surprises. Straight from the artist’s mouth: “I’m not ashamed to say that most of my work comes from the gut.” We can get behind that.
Bunker 259 (259 Banker St) will exhibit a single installation of one piece of artwork along with a text to create an intimate viewing experience. Usually by appointment only, the current show by Nathaniel Mary Quinn Species, organized by William Villalongo will be open to the public on gallery night.
A neighbor of Greenpointers and newcomer to the Greenpoint Terminal Building gallery scene is Dose Projects (67 West St #215). Their motto is “good art + good causes,” and 50% of all online sales are donated to charitable causes chosen by the artists, who receives the remaining 50% of sale. During this upcoming gallery night, work by Lauren Splan will be exhibited in a show titled Meta Static, which “interrogates pseudo-scientific and pseudo-spiritual tropes in the media landscape.” Her cause is Chimp Haven, an organization whose mission is to provide humane care for chimpanzees that have been used for biomedical research.
Human NYC (110 Meserole Ave) inhabiting the space of the short lived Beginnings Gallery (and before that Vintage Modern) is showing Tanti Affeti, drawing by Austin English. There will be works on paper never before exhibited and made for the show, as well as original art from many of English’s comics.
And that’s not it! There are over 20 Greenpoint galleries (new and old) participating in this exciting and art-filled evening. Afterparty to follow – stay tuned for the deets.
See you there!