It’s official! Bushwick art scene is exploding!
Last month, we brought you a guide to 5 new galleries in Bushwick. It’s only November, and we are already forced to amend our list with five more galleries that recently opened in the Bushwick area — 950 Hart Gallery, AIRPLANE, Botanic, Sardine and Studio 10.
Unfortunately, it seems that Bushwick is also becoming a great allure for Manhattan art spaces. After Luhring Augustine, another smaller Manhattan space is making their move to Bushwick.
Christina Rey informs us on their website that they are changing their name to Kesting/Ray, and early next year they are launching their “new project space in Bushwick for artist projects, viewings by appointment and special events.”
Hopefully these new lovely DIY spaces will be a good counterbalance to the fancier Manhattan galleries, though to be honest Christina Rey is not really the same as Luhring Augustine.
950 Hart Gallery
Founded: In October 2010 by Sean Alday, Michael Kronenberg, Mikki KV Nilund, Antoinette Johnson, Raquel Echanique
Who are they: They are a bunch of enthusiasts concentrated around a beautiful two-storey loft space in Bushwick, developing an experimental art community experience. They have recently celebrated their one-year anniversary, and they continue to go strong.
Tip: Openings at 950 Hart are quite the unique experience! The crowd coming to the openings at 950 Hart is edgier than the usual Bushwick art crowd. Be ready for some colorful hairstyles, experimental wardrobe and untraditional piercings!
70 Jefferson, Bushwick — Facebook
Founded: In October 2011 by Lars Kremer, Liz Atzberger and Kevin Curran
Who are they: Partners Lars Kremer and Liz Atzberger, both artists, became the gallery co-owners the second they opened their basement to the public during the October Beat Nite. Kevin Curran from gallery space The Laundromat joined their endeavors. This space is offering not only curated art shows, but also culinary events, performances and collaborations!
Tip: Do not miss the culinary events (mainly in the summer)! They are held in Airplane’s adorable backyard, and Lars Kremer is a wonderful chef!
Founded: In October 2011 by Paul M. Nicholson
Who are they: Paul M. Nicholson started the gallery originally as a pop up space to showcase the body of work he has been working on during the past couple of years. Their second show aims to bring together the community of artists living and working in the Bushwick/Ridgewood corner.
Tip: Come on Saturdays for a party!
Founded: In October 2011 by Lacey Fekishazy and Gabriel Hurier
Who are they: Artist Lacey Fekishazy, the owner and the operator of the space, wanted to create a space to present art in an intimate setting, as well as handmade items and vintage finds.
Tip: Don’t miss Sardine’s next drawing show, as well as beautiful handmade jewelry by (mostly) Brooklyn folk.
56 Bogart Street, Bushwick — website
Founded: In October 2011
Who are they: They are located in Bushwick’s first gallery building at 56 Bogart.
Tip: Huge window side is responsible for beautiful light falling onto the first show Copia Cartacea curated by Bushwick’s legendary Paul D’Agostino. Don’t miss it!
Stay tuned for more openings.