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GOS 2017 Artists to Watch! (Vol. 4)

This year’s Greenpoint Open Studios is happening June 3-4, 2017, with a launch party on June 2nd at Java Studios (252 Java St).

Here’s just a few of the hundreds of artists participating in our latest “Artists to Watch!” installment.

Be sure to check out the roster of exhibiting artists as well as the calendar of events!

See you June 3-4 for GOS 2017!

Laura Bandel, Ceramics/Pottery
1205 Manhattan Avenue Suite 241

I work in porcelain and stoneware, focusing on organic forms and colors that reflect the natural world.

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GOS 2017 Artists to Watch! (Vol. 3)

Greenpoint Open Studios is June 2-4, 2017.

Here’s just a few of the hundreds of artists participating in our latest “Artists to Watch!” installment.

Be sure to check out the roster of exhibiting artists as well as the calendar of events!

See you June 2-4 for GOS 2017!

Heather Garland, Painting
236-250 Greenpoint Avenue 4th Floor
A painter who flirts with sculpture… read her Greenpointers Profile here!

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GOS 2017 Artists to Watch! (Vol. 2)

Greenpoint Open Studios is less than a month away! If you haven’t registered already, register now!

Over 300 artists will participate this year, including these three featured here.

Be sure to check out the roster of exhibiting artists as well as the calendar of events!

See you June 2-4 for GOS 2017!

Alexander Deschamps, Painting
473 Porter Ave

Perverted future-pop, psychedelic kitsch.

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Weekend Art Roundup: April 28 – April 30

With this week’s new moon, our celestial vibe is one of renewal, rebirth, and restoration. This Taurus new moon tells us to live in the now, be grateful for what you have, enjoy the healing energy of nature, and celebrate your artistic endeavors!

There’s sooooo much going on in Greenpoint this weekend, really. But here’s just a few suggestions to get you started.

Spring has sprung, y’all! Get outside, celebrate your gifts, make and create!

April Open Studios
Saturday 4/29 and Sunday 4/30, 1PM-6PM
Various locations, featuring: Stephen Eakin, Roberto Jamora, Alison Kudlow, Dain Mergenthaler, and Rosalind Tallmadge

Unfortunately, these five artists are unavailable for our GOS 2017 Festival during the first weekend in June so let’s support them this weekend! Please check the website re availability as some artist are only hosting on Saturday and some are only hosting on Sunday, but all participating artists are incredible. Stop by and say hello! Continue reading

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Greenpoint Gallery Night – Friday, April 28

Greenpoint Gallery Night
Friday, April 28th, 6-9pm
at Various Locations

Featuring… AUXILIARY PROJECTS, CALICO, GALLERY AWA, GREENPOINT HILL, GREENPOINT TERMINAL GALLERY, THE GREENPOINT GALLERY, THE JAVA PROJECT, THE OVERHANG, OWEN JAMES GALLERY, YASHAR GALLERY

More details: greenpointgalleries.org

Support local artists. Patronize Greenpoint galleries!

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Weekend Art Roundup: April 21 – April 23

Photo: @apsmithnyc “Hiiiii!”

OK, guys… we’re in the midst of some serious cosmic happenings… As you may know, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Pluto are all currently in retrograde. And Mercury turns retro next week. What does all this mean?

Well, Jupiter deals with personal growth and expansion, so don’t freak out if you feel like you’re treading water right now. Pluto rules love and relationships, Mars is all about emotions and *gulp* sanity, and Saturn essentially manages your karma points. in short: if you feel kinda crazy and listless, you’re not alone!

What better time to check out some art? Get pro-active, y’all. The cosmos may be trying to hold you back, but go out there and let yourself be great!

The Hollows: Performance Studio: “Mattress” & “Pressing On”
Friday, April 21
7pm, 8pm, 9:15pm
at The Hollows, 151 Bedford Avenue
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Weekend Art Roundup: April 14 – April 16

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Ok, y’all. Don’t freak out.

But, yes, winter is over.

Perhaps only art speaks truer to the soul than the spring. So, here’s a few things to hit this weekend, ya know, between drinks at bars with sidewalk seating.

Go get em, Tiger!

 

Sacred Luminosity
Friday, April 14
6pm – 9pm
at Gallery AWA
61 Greenpoint Ave #306

As a feature of The Lumiere Series, Gallery AWA presents an exhibition of the sculpture of Susan Pullman Brooks, Sacred Luminosity: Goddesses of the Vedic and Celtic Pantheons.

Sacred Luminosity seeks to examine the divine feminine energy that was once an integral part of ancient belief systems, and to reassess and re-imagine this energy in the modern day.

The Lit Exhibit: Spectrums
Friday, April 14
6pm – 9pm
at New Women Space
188 Woodpoint Road

Showcasing a variety of multi-genre experimental and interactive prose and poetry across mediums, this exhibition is hosted and curated by Lana C. Marilyn.

The Lit Exhibit is a project that launched in July 2016. The show returns in Spring 2017, this time at New Women Space, for its second iteration. The gallery will feature several contemporary emerging writers and artists.

For The Lit Exhibit: Spectrums, participants have been asked to reflect on the subject of “fluidity” as it applies to daily life, and to produce work that illuminates this theme.

$10, Tickets

Jumpin’ Jive: Vintage Musical Shorts
Friday, April 14
7pm
at City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Ave

Check out 80-minutes of musical shorts “both ecstatic and sublime,” including vintage jazz, pop, country and gospel performances, Soudies and television and film performances ranging from the late 1920s to the early 21st century. This program is curated by Brooklyn-based film/video archivist Russell Scholl, known best for producing a compact disc by noted American folk artist Howard Finster, “The Night Howard Finster Got Saved.”

$10/$8 Reliquary members

THROAT CHAKRA w/ Inna Babaeva, Joy Curtis, Gail Fitzgerald
April 15, 2017 – May 7, 2017
Opening Reception, April 15
7pm – 9pm
at Songs for Presidents
1673 Gates Avenue

Throat Chakra features three artists who engage in concrete wizardry, re-forming elemental material into transformative objects. Insistently abstract, these art objects are interventionist – protruding, bulging. They take up space.

 

 

See you in the streets!

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Weekend Art Roundup: July 15 – 17

End of Days or Beginning of Summer? Photo: @femmmbot
End of Days or NYC Summer? Photo: @femmmbot

Well, we’ve made it. To where? I’m not quite sure but it’s hot and sticky and ain’t nobody wearing any clothes. Welcome to Summer in Brooklyn!

This weekend the moon will pass both Saturn and Mars, which means you absolutely should ride yr bike, say hi and smile to strangers, accept an invitation to dinner, and enjoy a frozen beverage, but only one. (BRAIN FREEZE, Y’ALL).

Oh, and check out some arts!

See you in the streets.

 

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A Decalogue of Tenebrous Luminaries
Friday, July 15, 6-9pm
at 289 Meserole St.

Curated by norton, this group exhibition includes works by Joshua Rosenblatt, Chris Rucker, Levi Haske, Eleanna Anaganos, Jenyu Wang, Patrick Neal, Richard Schwamb, norton, Hazel Lee Santino, Chris Ketchie and includes a live performance by Dirty Churches at 8pm.

These ten artists express the landscape journeys they traverse in the ways their unique individual natures and intelligences take them. They spread across the floor and walls, using traditional as well as variant materials with distinctive results. Representational, abstracted, conceptual, in the end seeing light in the darkness, defying the negation of the black hole. They share their singularities, defying you to leave the strong grasp of their singularities.

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The Summer Party: An Issue Launch for BOMB 136
Friday, July 15, 9pm
at Be Electric Studios
1298 Willoughby Avenue

BOMB partners with HIP Lit for the launch of our summer issue. Join us for a night of art, drinks, and dancing. Lots of dancing.

The night will include a rare installation of Ben Vida and Jeff DeGolier’s “Metal Fatigue Music”—the greatest sound piece ever to incorporate a Toyota Priva minivan—as well as projections from Jason Simon and Moyra Daveys legendary One Minute Film Festival.

All-vinyl DJ sets by Damian & Tallboy (PICNyC)
Additional music by Simone White.

More Details and RSVP here.

 

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MoonBurn: Lauren YS solo exhibition
Friday, July 15, 7pm
at SuperChief Gallery in Tender Trap
66 Greenpoint Ave

MoonBurn is a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper from Bay Area illustrator and street artist Lauren YS. The product of half ­dreams and a nomadic lifestyle, MoonBurn is an exploration of the artist’s own fierce imagination as personified through supernatural characters and personal symbols of iconography collected throughout her travels and flights of nocturne.

Utilizing a palette of creams and her signature muted neons, Lauren’s works from MoonBurn approach an updated ukiyo­e woodblock aesthetic. Lauren combines melodic application of linework with washes of mint greens and coral pinks to imbue Eastern sensibilities with an astral bent.

 

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Studiomates
Friday, July 15, 7-9pm
at Calico
67 West St, suite 203

The Calico exhibition space is located within the larger “Calico Studio” space, which also currently provides working studio space to five artists. For Calico’s Summer show, we present recent work by this group of studiomates: Mark Mann, Michael Hambouz, Kate Nielsen, Thomas Henry, and Calico’s Director, Scott Chasse.
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Bushwick Art Book and Zine Fair 2016
Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 17, 1pm-7pm
at SIGNAL
260 Johnson Ave.

The fourth annual BLONDE ART BOOKS – BABZ FAIR will feature new and recent publications by independent publishers, and individual artists and writers.

Since 2012, Blonde Art Books has been dedicated to promoting independent publishing & self-published art books through exhibitions, book fairs, talks, and online exposure.

This year, for the first time, we have invited exhibitors from outside the New York City region.

Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend. Full Program here.

 

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Outdoors: The Hollows Eastyard
Saturday, July 16, 2-8pm
at The Hollows
151 Bedford Avenue

In its new premises in Williamsburg, The Hollows is pleased to inaugurate The Hollows Eastyard, an outdoors summer programming series taking place in the garden of The Hollows townhouse, housing installations by three artists, kinetic disco ball pieces, Inverse and Tear by Kiichiro Adachi, Shaddows in Faacad, a vertical city mapping mural by Halaburda

With a $10 suggested donation, you’re welcome to hang out all day. For more information on this event and the Summer series, visit http://www.hollows.info/sound/

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Thursday Spotlight: Sarah Merenda

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Contemporary wallpaper designer Sarah Merenda

Since 1999 Sarah Merenda has called NYC home though her travels have brought her all over the world. Growing up in Eastern Maryland and joining the family wall paper installation business as a young woman earned her an expert education in a trade that she later paired with a formal arts education in textile design. Sprinkle in a little grit and graffiti with a dash of Indian flair, stir together and you get MerendaWallpaper.

Having discovered her work initially at the Dobbin St. events space, I now realize I’ve seen Merenda’s custom wall paper in hotels, workspaces, and residences over New York City.

We were lucky enough to chat with her about her inspiration and process here in NYC, just before she left for another trip!

Sarah Merenda with works
Sarah Merenda with works

Greenpointers: You’ve traveled quite a bit… Even just in the USA: Baltimore, Atlanta, New York City… would you call NYC home? What makes NYC special?

Sarah Merenda: Yes, I feel like I have traveled more outside of the US then in it actually, but I would say New York City is my home. I’ve been living here since 1999.

I immediately felt at home in NYC the first time I visited when I was 15 and was inspired by the graffiti, the people, the ability to choose what you can do each day and be stimulated and learn from the cultures around me.

GP: In your travels, home or abroad, where would you say you’ve found the most inspiration?

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Sunday: ZineFriends Zine Fest

ZineFest in Greenpoint, BK
ZineFest in Greenpoint, BK

While you’re bopping around this weekend’s Greenpoint Open Studios stop by ZineFriends at Tender Trap at 66 Greenpoint Ave. on Sunday.

“Dude, sounds cool,” you say. “Who’s all gonna be there?”

“Some real cool dudes are gonna be there,” I say. “Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Desert Island Comics, Killer Acid, Wizard Skull…” Continue reading

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