Get Your Art Crawl On! Greenpoint Gallery Night is Happening this Friday! (3/20)
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.
Here’s our guide:
Just a short walk away from the Nassau G, The Yard is hosting an opening reception for paintings by Miryam Prodanovic. Grab a beer, hang out at the lounge, and chat with the artist because she will be there to discuss her pieces.
Head north for another opening at one of our favorite new additions to the neighborhood, The Java Project, and check out SIDEWALK TROPHY. In this collaborative exhibit, three artists, Eli Barak, Noelle Fitzsimmons and Michal Geva investigate and respond to “a discarded sidewalk trophy . . . The result is a construction, malleable and forever in flux. Its own permanence solidified in the geode of time.”
Walk west to 106 Green for “Amuse-Bouche,” a show of recent drawing by Allison Evans, all works on paper made with brush and acrylic. In Evans’ words, “These drawings ought to be couched in discussion of feminist politics and gender-based identities, but to do so would be disingenuous. They are purely expressions of irreverence.”
Get your wine fix at Dandelion Wine while perusing art work by Paul Richard, before continuing down Franklin Ave. to the cluster of remaining galleries:
Kill two birds with one stone at 67 West St. by visiting Calico and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. On display at Calico is “MEDIUMS,” a group exhibition curated by Michael Hambouz that has enlisted a team of artists, each highly skilled in a specific medium: digital, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile-based. “SEDUCERS,” inspired by Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic: Erotic as Power,”opens at the Greenpoint Terminal Gallery and exhibits the works of 7 artists.
Booklyn Artist Alliance is exhibiting GREATER HITS, a solo show of new work by Jonathan Campolo, who presents mounded photographs housed in shallow shadow box frames, sculpture, sound and a hand rendered “wallpaper” pattern mural, resulting in pieces that flirt with image as object and vice versa.
At Dusk Editions, handmade books by Ward Schumaker are on view, along with a sneak peak of their upcoming edition by Jason Grabowski, works on paper by Benjamin Gardener, works on paper by Yifat Gat, and a gorgeous moon print by Michael Krueger.
Be as beer nerdy as you like over drinks and art at Brouwerij Lane before heading over to Owen James Gallery where works by Elin Rødseth are displayed in her “Passersby” Series, a collection of ghostly impressions that hint at fading memories, disconnection and the distance of time in personal space. Small in format, they are reminiscent of old, discarded family photos. Through the photopolymer printing process, each ‘Passerby’ has an ephemeral quality. They only provide us with an idea of a person, as most defining details have been left out: faces, backgrounds, hands, the things with which we discern individual identity.
In an appeal to mother nature, G-Spot is featuring “spring awakening” where artists, subtexture and tfuk, show their new works, “characters shadows collaborations drips markers sprays stenciled silkscreened paper wood illness…” accompanied by sounds from the future courtesy of dj GOEL (aka Liam Weikart). Stick around after for BARCORE: “speedcore.industrial.hardcore.breakcore.drum’n’bass.idm till the late hours” ($10 cover after 10pm)
…Or head over to Broken Land for the FREE after party, drink specials, and music by LIL DJ BLOOM!
Map of GGN, March 20, 2015. Click here to view a static map.