Your weekend of art starts tonight, and North Brooklyn’s got it—historical films, multimedia protest art, ephemeral artwork, watercolors of Greenpoint and feminist fashions. Check it.
What is the Model City?
UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave
Thursday Mar 15, 7:30pm
More info, Free for members, $10 non-members
UnionDocs will be screening the never before seen film from 1971 Between The Word and The Deed, which was commissioned by the city to investigate the experience of community and advocacy planning for the Model Cities effort. The film’s director will be present for a followup discussion along with architect and historian Susanne Schindler, and Rebecca Amato from NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab.
The Art of Protest
Arete Gallery | 67 West Street #103
Opening reception Friday, March 16, 6pm-10pm
More info, Free
More than a dozen artists will present video, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture and protest signs for The Art of Protest at Arete. The show examines and demonstrates artists’ opinions on various social issues. Eileen Jeng Lynch’s “Give Voice” Postcard Project will be there as well—choose from 40 artist-made postcards that you can send to your political representatives, or buy them to make a charitable donation.
For veteran multimedia artist Bradley Eros’s second solo show at Microscope, expect to see a new body of work “made of ice, ash, paper, foil, and plastic that will be altered, or disappear and be remade daily”, on the theme of ephemerality. Since he arrived in NYC in the 80s, Eros has been experimenting with the idea of impermanence in film, video, collage, and performance.
Greenpoint local and architectural illustrator Sven Johnson has been documenting the beautiful decay of Greenpoint’s industrial landscape through watercolor. Twelve of his inspiring works will be on display at Oslo starting this Friday.
Raging Bush: A Springtime Celebration
Soft Opening | 197 Nassau Avenue
Friday March 16, 7–11pm
Free wine + beer
You may have noticed Nassau Ave’s latest trendy boutique Soft Opening, which offers a curated selection of plants, antiques and handmade goods (many of which are made right here in Greenpoint). Raging Bush is one of the feminist brands the store carries, and they’re co-hosting a part on Friday to showcase their new handmade and locally designed merch (embroidered clothing and accessories).
Local gallery and artists’ workplace compound The Java Project is presenting the latest from artist Nick Naber. Expect to see vibrant and Escher-like watercolors of imaginary buildings and spaces. Naber’s work borders on fantastical but is grounded in geometric realities, while transporting you into a trippy totalitarian futuristic cityscape.