Paul Gagner

Post image for Spring/Break, a Sprawling Alternative Art Fair that Delivers

On Tuesday, at the preview of the Spring/Break Art Show, a writer I know told me she’d been sent there on an assignment to cover the “little” fairs surrounding the Armory Show.

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Post image for From Giant Steel Angels to Titillating Collages, Favorites from Gowanus Open Studios 2015

As the neighborhood reeled from the news that hundreds of artists are being forced to leave one of its biggest studio complexes, Gowanus became a hotbed of activity this past weekend during Gowanus Open Studios.

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Post image for Standouts from 17-17 Troutman During Bushwick Open Studios 2014

From hard-edge geometric abstraction to messy paintings to video works and photography, the range of the output was vast, and the quality often surprising. Though crowds were thinner than at the centrally-located 56 Bogart, which offers strong galleries but weaker studios, 17-17 Troutman remains a veritable a juggernaut, one whose standouts, enumerated below, can hold their own with any studio building in New York.

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Post image for 3 Critics Pick Their Favorites at Bushwick’s Beat Nite

We asked three Hyperallergic editors to offer their picks of the best in the neighborhood’s art galleries.

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Post image for 9 Artists to Watch from the 2012 Bushwick Open Studios

I’ve compiled a list of nine artists I think deserve more attention as some of the rising stars of the Bushwick scene.

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