Artists to Watch: Greenpoint Open Studios 2018 (Vol. 1)

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Greenpoint Open Studios is back again this year June 2-3, 2018, and more than 300 local artists (yes, we have that many here!) will be opening their studio doors to the public from 12pm-6pm each day. Last year’s event saw the neighborhood swarming with thousands of visitors checking out artwork in every kind of media. From painting to video to sculpture to textiles to jewelry, Greenpoint artists represent a talented community of art in NYC. Here’s a few of our participating artists that are not-to-miss this year.

Be sure to check out the full list of artists and sign up for the email list to find out more about fun Greenpoint Open Studios events happening that week!

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“Chromatopia”, Amanda Browder, 2018.

Amanda Browder | textiles/fiberart/weaving/installation
276 Greenpoint Avenue, Building 8-9, 3rd Floor, Studio B
Artist profile/GOS info

Amanda Browder has been delighting folks with brightly-colored large-scale fabric installations, giving buildings a technicolor dreamcoat. Check out her studio during GOS, where she makes rainbows appear by stitching the pieces together.

Kasia Gumpert 2018 GOS artist
Photo collage by Kasia Gumpert

Kasia Gumpert | photography/collage
Location TBD
Artist profile/GOS info

Polish-born Kasia Gumpert combines photography with collage in unexpected and delightful ways.

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“Night Flight”, Steve Keister, 2016

Steve Keister | sculpture
649 Morgan Avenue, 3M
Artist profile/GOS info

Prolific art veteran Steve Keister has been showing his quirky brand of sculptures in NYC since the ’70s, and his current body of work is influenced by Mesoamerican culture. His sculptures are a potpourri story, making you think critically, but also often making you chuckle.

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Julia Small | sculpture/installation
87 Oak Street (Smallhome, inside Flying Squirrel)
Artist profile/GOS info

Greenpoint local Julia Small brings her work to the public through her retail shop smallhome. She often depicts nature scenes in tiny illuminated glass jar dioramas, and her playful pieces always transport you to a far away yet familiar land.

Mark Kleback - Convergence

Mark Kleback | electronic/installation
67 West Street, suite 507
Artist profile/GOS info

As the founder of Death By Audio Arcade, Mark Kleeb builds and designs retro-styled arcade game cabinets featuring indie games by NYC game developers. His work combines the electronic with the mechanical, usually resulting in something magical.

About Megan Penmann

Formerly the Content Manager for Greenpointers, Megan is also a freelance creative director, writer, DJ and jane of all trades living in in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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