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Bushwick’s Beat Nite: The Limited Edition is organized by Norte Maar and curated by Julian Jimarez-Howard of Outlet Fine Art.
This latest gallery hop will include 10 art spaces from the over 30 gallereis that dot the neighborhood, and it will culminate in a giant after party at the new bar and cabaret Bizarre, where music group Pass Kontrol will be performing.
This is what’s on tonight’s art menu.
83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
Norte Maar’s is a small apartment gallery founded in 2006 but with a whole lot more. Their programming encompasses not only the visual arts but incorporates the literary and performing arts, with a strong dance component. Norte Maar is a leader in the Bushwick arts scene and is committed to showing the work of artists whose work may appear too “challenging” for others. For this exhibition (which Hyperallergic briefly reviewed here), Jason Andrew obtained a double-sided drawing by Alberto Giacometti which is displayed in the center of a gallery filled with drawings by other talented artists.
2 St Nicholas Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
A collaborative project space run by Jennifer Dalton and Jennifer McCoy that focuses on creating small editions to show in concert with an artist’s larger body of work.
Each month, Auxillary Projects hopes to make art collecting possible for everyone in the community, ensuring to keep prices low (the editions sells for $300 or less each).
Opening on Bushwick Beat Nite is “From The Desk of Adam Thompson,” an exhibition of small drawings and videos highlighting the banal, depressing, charming, and mysterious events that occur in our day-to-day lives.
92 St Nicholas Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
A gallery devoted solely to works on paper, Schema Projects is housed in a quirky old barbershop storefront with only one mission, to not only bring attention but to celebrate artist books, prints, drawings as well as sketchbooks as an important part of the creative process. This is certainly a must see for anyone interested in works on paper as well or alternative gallery spaces.
286 Stanhope Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
The aptly named Sardine is a small space that specializes not only in viewing art in an intimate setting but also in jewelry from local Brooklyn folk. For their latest show Sardine has teamed up with Bushwick’s own Pioneers of Inspiration for a night of collaborative drawing. They will provide supplies of all sorts but encourage guests to bring their own while listening to a music mix created by artist Mike Olin (who is exhibiting at Airplane, see below.
181-R Irving Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
This contemporary gallery has a taste for street art, and they are currently exhibiting Crumbling Cities by Nether, an urban art campaign focused on improving the bleak landscape of Baltimore through forms of street art meant to generate public discussion.
Low Brow Artique
143 Central Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
This small shop boasts one of the largest selections of Montana spray paint in the city. Currently on view in the gallery is THE 4MULA a group show by some of the gallery’s favorite street artists. Also worth mentioning are the exterior walls of the space which are repainted monthly by local street artists.
253 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
A commercial art space, Outlet is focused on presenting innovative and dynamic programming with monthly exhibitions and workshops in hopes of inspiring the community while also having a great time. In celebration of Bushwick Beat Nite, they are mounting a solo exhibition by Lulu Obermayer entitled The Heart of Lulu, which will explore the topics of love and romance by preparing a meal and guiding viewers though the process of falling in love.
70 Jefferson Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
Food, events, collaborations, seminars, and curated shows done in an experimental fashion distinguish AIRPLANE from other art spaces. Its current exhibition, Strange Lens: Three Painters, highlights the idiosyncratic and magnetically odd work of Hillary Doyle, Dan Herr, and Mike Olin.
4 Charles Place, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
Concieved as an art space aimed at showcasing artists whose work is time-based, including film, video, sound, and new media, Microscope Gallery is always striving to be on the cutting edge. Opening on Bushwick Beat Nite is Robots by No Wave Cinema pioneer Amos Poe. The works are inspired by the artist’s dreams and are painterly reflections on intelligent technology.
791 Bushwick Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn (website)
Located within the living quarters of Charles Tisa and Rachel Phillips, this alternative art space hosts curated art shows, readings, film screenings, and performances. Show #5 will be opening on Beat Nite, and it will showcase the work of Kenny Rivero, Johannes DeYoung, and Shino Soma.
Compiled by JD Saizon and Kyle Petreycik
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