Bushwick Open Studios 2011

Post image for Musings & Images from the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios

I admit it, sometimes I’m slow to post something. Case in point, my article on the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios was published in the summer edition of the Brooklyn Rail but I never got around the publishing in here. So, here I go. Posting this piece I wrote before summer started right before the season ends. I’ve also uploaded a whole bunch of photos from my tour of the neighborhood.

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Post image for Wandering Through Bushwick Open Studios

Never have I been so happy to see a portrait of Betty White. After three trains and two shuttles, and a few failed attempts to get a taxi, I was finally in Bushwick for the 2011 Open Studios.

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Post image for Dark and Stormy at Storefront Gallery

Dunkle Wolke is a show at Storefront Gallery in Bushwick curated by William Powhida, our favorite art world curmudgeon. The title translates to “dark cloud,” a perfect match for the small exhibition’s mood, a mixture of bookish depression, modernist angst and goth vibes.

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Post image for First Look at the Surrealism Show at Factory Fresh

Yesterday, I convinced curators Ali Ha and Jason Andrew to give me a peak at the Surrealism show that opens tonight at Factory Fresh as part of the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios.

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Artist Julie Torres hosted two months of collaborative drawing nights at Hyperallergic HQ in February and March of this year. The project generated 100 drawings that are currently on display at Norte Maar in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The resulting show, titled So Happy Together: Forty-five Artists and Their One Hundred Collaborative Drawings, opened last night during the first night of the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios.

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Post image for Your Guide to This Weekend’s Bushwick Open Studios

The L Train may not be running, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be partying it up at Bushwick Open Studios this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here are Hyperallergic staff (and intern) picks for the best things to do for the open studio weekend, from artist studio visits to impromptu exhibitions and well-curated gallery show.

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