By Nathan Frank

About Nathan Frank

Nathan Frank, art editor at Greenpointers is a New Englander writing in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter @nathanfrank2 and on Instagram @ten1000things.

Greenpoint Gallery Night Guide / Art Tonight (5/9)

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Greenpoint Gallery Night is finally here. I’m psyched to put feet to pavement and see some art in my own hood. Have you plotted your route yet? If not, here’s what’s happening where to help you get a grip on your itinerary. Don’t forget to tweet or Instagram pics as #greenpointgallerynight. We’ll run the best photos of the night’s aesthetic meanderings Monday morning so you can brag to your coworkers about how cool your weekend was. Continue reading

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The Lost Lectures Finds Itself Last Friday Night in Maspeth

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Some walked a mile through Bushwick’s industrial underbelly before crossing the Brooklyn-Queens border into Maspeth. Others exited outer borough taxis whose drivers looked hopelessly lost. Both groups converged at a gated three acre gravel lot tended by impeccably suited security guards. Their common destination: A 50,000 square foot factory made famous for building door frames in the 1950s. Within the hour nearly 1000 of them would fill this colossus of brick, steel and timber frame architecture. They hadn’t come for an emergency union meeting or an illegal warehouse rave. They had come to hear a lecture series. Continue reading

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Imprisonment & Seduction – An Interview With Elizabeth Huey

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Elizabeth Huey’s Greenpoint studio overlooks the architecturally iconic Empire State Building. Architecture is a prominent theme in Huey’s paintings. The physical architecture of the asylum and the emotional architecture of those who have dwelt within their walls confront her viewers with the reality of their own psychic walls and need for catharsis. Huey’s paintings have been shown both in the United States and abroad. Her solo exhibition, Endless Immersions opens May 16th at Nobile & Amundsen in Norfolk, Virginia. Continue reading

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Call For Artists – Northside Festival & Bushwick Film Festival

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One view of art is that the artist’s role is to create not for themself alone, but for the community they are a member of. This community centered view of art prioritizes the concept of resonance. Something is said to be resonant when it is able to move beyond itself as a point of origin and reverberate deeply throughout its environment. Are you resonant as an artist? Here are a few opportunities for you to let your work reverberate in your Brooklyn community. Continue reading

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Interview With Richard Borge, Illustrator and Motion Designer

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Greenpointers recently had a homemade cappuccino with Brooklyn based illustrator and motion designer Richard Borge. Richard has done work for everyone from The New York Times to The Village Voice. He has a show, Objects Found and Claimed, opening May 16th at Rourke Art Museum in Moorehead, Minnesota. And yes, he makes a tasty cappuccino. Continue reading

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Lost Lectures Finds Its Way to NYC (4/25)

Can you keep a secret? The Lost Lectures will be in New York City next Friday, April 25th. No, The Lost Lectures isn’t the Indiana Jones film that George Lucas left on the cutting room floor. It’s an emergent series of cutting edge speakers, performances, interactive demos and art installations. Originally from London, The Lost Lectures’s have partnered with Hyperallergic for its New York City debut. Continue reading

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Interview With Dan Witz—Pioneer Street Artist

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We recently had the unique opportunity to chat with street artist and realist painter Dan Witz at his studio in Greenpoint. Active since the late 1970s, Dan is considered one of the pioneers of the now ubiquitous street art movement. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the US and Europe and was featured in the 2010 Banksy documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. Dan’s upcoming show, NY Hardcore: New Paintings runs from April 5th to May 3rd at Jonathan Levine Gallery in Chelsea.

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Buff Monster On Pinkify-ing North Brooklyn

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Metalheads don’t always wear black; some prefer to don bubblegum pink. Enter Buff Monster, the street artist and recent Brooklyn transplant who flashes his artistic devil horns through murals of cotton candy landscapes inhabited by one-eyed ice cream monsters. Continue reading

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