If you’re looking for something strange and unusual to do this Friday the 13th weekend, look no further than Gristle Tattoo + Gallery (26 Bushwick Ave) in Bushwick who are hosting an ultra creeptastic goth puppet show. On Saturday night (April 14th) from 8:30pm-10pm, puppeteers Handsome Devils Puppets will be bringing you their grotesquely exquisite puppets acting out “tales of doom & gloom, of gladness & glow.” There’s no ticketed entry, but there’s a suggested donation of $10-15.
A few weeks ago, Calico Gallery (67 West Street #203) opened Field For Ballads, an exhibition of works by two Brooklyn women originally from Alabama, painter Hannah Hill and writer Hannah Aizenman (who is Poetry Coordinator for The New Yorker). The exhibit, curated by artist Frank Schellace, pairs several of Hill’s beautiful color changing (!) paintings with Aizenman’s words running down the wall and onto the floor. The room, with a few earth-toned fabric covered stools and a stag fern from Dobbin Street shop Feng Sway, feels like a reading room, with copies of a limited-run book of poetry and images. Shellace’s goal was to give viewers an intimate storytelling experience, transporting them deep into the backwoods and folklore of Alabama from the confines of a small, hip Brooklyn gallery. “The show was conceived with the notion of what it means to be a Southern transplant in Brooklyn,” Hill says.
This Thursday night (March 22nd) at 7pm, the gallery is hosting a reading and artist/curator walkthrough. The show is elegant, philosophical and powerful, and though the work gives impressions of the past the show feels modern and fresh. Thursday’s reading is a fantastic way to fully experience the work at its full intention. Continue reading
From feminist sculpture to new wave sculpture to transgressive films to a one-man performance of the movie Titanic (phew!), North Brooklyn is coming alive this weekend with fun and edgy art and theatre. So peel yourself away from Netflix one of these cold nights and head on out to these spots!
Artist Stef Halmos is taking over Greenpoint Hill’s entire storefront and gallery for a special two-week site-specific installation. She “works to alter perceptions of the way women inhabit space, display grandiosity, and generate power by using and (misusing) traditional sculpture techniques and materials to create work that appears frivolous and pleasurable, while simultaneously triggering a sense of discomfort and confusion in the viewer.” Continue reading
Ok, y’all… how we doing with those New Year’s resolutions? It’s been about three weeks, you still with me? Because I know one of those resolutions was to “see more art” or “soak up the culture” or “take full advantage of this great city,” something like that?
“Don’t be silly, Andy,” you say. “I love art, I see art all the time!”
I double-dog dare you to hit two of these six galleries this weekend.
See you there,
Microscope is very pleased to present Break The Sky, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Jeanne Liotta, whose works we have previously shown in “Triple Blind” (2013), “Slide Slide Slide” (2014), and “Dreamlands: Expanded” (2016-17), a series of expanded cinema events presented in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema & Art 1905-2016”.
There’s been a lot of activity and news lately about the iconic Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. Our own historical writer Geoff Cobb recently published a new book about Domino titled The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King, and he’s been sharing some of those stories here on our site. Additionally, the redesign proposal for the Domino site was recently approved, and the architects shared the final plans for the waterfront park. And just a few weeks ago we were able to tour the first new building in the Domino Sugar complex at 325 Kent Street, with the major selling point seeming to be the stunning views of Manhattan and the Williamsburg Bridge.
From now until January 14th, photos taken inside the Domino Sugar complex are on view at former Williamsburg gallery Front Room (48 Hester Street) in Manhattan. According to the gallery, “In 2013, Paul Raphaelson received permission from the developers of the Domino site to explore every square foot of the refinery just weeks before its gutting and demolition. Raphaelson is the last photographer given access to the factory.” The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-6pm. Smithsonian has a detailed article about the photos, and the site’s history.
‘Tis the season for holiday markets! We love to support small businesses, so we collected all of the markets coming to North Brooklyn. If you’re searching for the oh-so-cool gift for your nearest and dearest that is also artisan-craft, locally made, or vintage, we got you covered.
Browse our local popup market roundup below and get shopping!
Lucas Lucas | 57 Conselyea Street
December 1-3 | 12-7pm
Oh, we do love a good curated gallery and this popup at Lucas Lucas will be no exception. There will be jewelry, pretty objects, clothes from fab brands like People of 2morrow, art, and live music at the Friday night opening (7-10 pm).
Cooler Gallery Super Market at A/D/O | 29 Norman Avenue
December 2-3 | 12pm-8pm
Bibliophiles, take note. The Cooler Callery Super Market at A/D/O popup is part holiday market and part book fair. Giving a book is always such a classic gift – why not transport your bestie or love to a new place with a fantastic story or photo collection? Plus, shoppers can find goods make my local artists, galleries, publishers, and designers. Continue reading
Commemorative Plates, Embroidery, A Pop-Up Thrift Store Installation, & Phantasmagoria—Your Weekend In Art: 9/8-9/10
This weekend kicks off our local autumn art season. In addition to the Brooklyn Clay Tour providing an array of ceramics-related events (check their calendar for a full listing), art opening receptions of all mediums abound—stay in the ‘hood for sculpture, embroidery, immersive installations, surreal sculptures, and paintings that suspend disbelief.
As part of the Brooklyn Clay Tour, Calico presents a pop-up exhibit of commemorative plates, in conjunction with art collective FPOAFM Studios. “PLATE PARTY will feature over 20 artists whom have chosen their favorite artist or inspirational figure to commemorate on a porcelain plate. Images have been drawn, collaged, painted, illustrated, or etched, then permanently transferred onto a plate through a ceramic decal process or laser etching process.” Continue reading
Greenpoint TREMORS: Political & Social Reactions — Art Opening TONIGHT (8/17) + Dance Party Saturday
New(ish) art gallery Point Green (260 Java Street) is hosting a multidisciplinary group art show opening tonight (8/17), called TREMORS, in response to recent political and social upheaval, with a portion of proceeds going to charities nominated by the artists (including the ACLU and Planned Parenthood among others). Tonight’s opening (6-9pm) will include performances by Nyssa Frank and DeDeeDame. On Saturday from 7-11pm they’ll host a night of music and dance, with performances by Ninjasonik, Howardian, Jocko Weyland, Cathy de la Cruz, and DM Kinch. Scott Sternbach and violinist Andrei Matorin will host an artist talk & performance on August 30th from 6 – 10 PM.
On Friday, April 28th, twelve neighborhood exhibition spaces will stay open from 6-9pm for the latest Greenpoint Gallery Night. On their site you can plan your art stroll ahead of time or on the fly, including a custom Google Map, usable in any web browser and the Google Maps App on mobile devices. As always, Greenpoint Gallery Night is free & open to the public, rain or shine.
Auxiliary Projects – 212 Norman Ave
Calico – 67 West St #203
Gallery AWA – 61 Greenpoint Ave #306
The Greenpoint Gallery – 390 McGuinness Blvd
Greenpoint Hill – 100 Freeman St
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery – 67 West St #320
The Java Project – 252 Java St
Kayrock Screenprinting – 1205 Manhattan Ave
The Overhang – 67 West St #222
Owen James Gallery – 61 Greenpoint Ave #315
The Yard – 33 Nassau Ave
Yashar Gallery – 276 Greenpoint Ave Continue reading
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center | 135 Broadway
18th Annual WAH Salon Show
This exhibit featuring dozens of artists is closing this weekend, so go check it out! The WAH Center offers an artist membership program called the “WAH Salon Art Club”. Every January, the members can participate in the Annual WAH Salon Show, which gives exposure to artists of a wide range and spectrum – from emerging, to mid-career, and established artists in all media. In concept, the Salon is all the colors of the artist’s palette.
Exhibit closing this weekend, gallery open Friday-Sunday 12pm-6pm
Greenpoint Gallery | 390 McGuinness Blvd.
“Salon De Eros”
This show proposes to be an “erotic showcase of love and its carnal delights, aiming to blush, excite and provoke viewers”, showing a range of local artists.
Opening event Friday, February 17th, 8pm-1am Continue reading