Bushwick in the Summer

With July 4th on the horizon, it feels like most of North Brooklyn is at the beach (or heading to Saratoga to see a band play) but there are a couple of receptions this evening, Friday, July 1st, in Bushwick, just a few blocks away from each other. Kick off your weekend with some visual art!

 

Erin M. Riley, The Beginning, 2016
Hand woven wool tapestry on a cotton warp

Erin M. Riley – 18/bi/f/ma
Friday, July 1, 6-9pm
at Brilliant Champions Gallery
5 Central Ave

This collection of new tapestries, being the largest to date (some as large as 8 x 8 feet), captures traumatic moments of turmoil in the artists personal narrative, moments of her youth pre-smart phones, and images referencing a battle with Trichotillomania. A formidable depiction of self portraits and the obsessive documentation of an image saturated life.

Summer Anagram at NURTUREart

Summer Anagram
Friday, July 1, 7-9pm
NURTUREArt
56 Bogart St.

“In more than a way, Summer Anagram is a summer show like every other summer show. It embraces its format and its season. It claims no conceptual crutch. The exhibition’s title is also there to confuse so, please, do not think too hard about it. It happens that it is summer here, as I write this.

Artworks are as strong and relevant as the more or less transparently structured algebra backing their visual, conceptual, technical and material components. The ones selected for this exhibition make no exception. Their units can be taken apart and recombined around new formulas, overlap and complement each other like the abstract-sounding, recurring letter clusters of an anagrammatic poem.”

Featuring: Cortney Andrews, Courtney Childress, Theresa Daddezio, Amanda Friedman, Rachel Phillips, Cheon Pyo Lee. Curated by Marco Antonini.

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