Now that the snow has finally melted and we’ve all begun to thaw — unless it snows again today?! — it’s time to make the trek out to North Brooklyn for 2015’s first Greenpoint Gallery Night, of which Hyperallergic is a proud media sponsor. Several galleries will be holding receptions or extending hours from 7–10pm tomorrow, March 20. Planning a route through the neighborhood might feel a tad tricky with 11 galleries showing exciting work a stone’s throw from the G train. Here’s our easy-to-use rundown of the evening’s highlights. The Greenpoint Galleries website has a useful Google Map with all the gallery locations.
Amuse-Bouche at 106 Green (104 Green Street)
The gallery is showing Alison Evan’s recent acrylic sketches, brushed in black and framed in colors. Evans cartoonishly pokes fun at her own personal and sexual anxieties, depicting a female figure in several silly yet resonant scenarios.
Jonathan Campolo: Greater Hits at Booklyn Artist Alliance (37 Greenpoint Avenue)
Part of an extended series exploring the brand identities of pop culture characters, Jonathan Campolo’s show includes photography, sculpture, and even wallpaper. The displaced sounds of semi-recognizable cartoons fill the gallery thanks to the piece “Cartoon Sound FX Reel 2000 14,” looped to ensure a daffy dissonance.
SEDUCERS at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (67 West Street, Suite #220)
The alluring works of seven artists inspired by writer Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic: Erotic as Power” debut.
MEDIUMS at Calico (67 West Street, Suite #203)
A team of artists worked with psychic medium Hank Hivnor in a private session set up by curator Michael Hambouz. The work being shown was inspired by these psychic sessions. We assume the medium knew what would come out of this, but considering we’re not psychic, we’re curious to see the result.
Emerging from their wintery cocoon, subtexture and tfuk showcase their newest works in a celebration of spring. DJs will be spinning at Coco66’s BARCORE after-rave, highlighting music across the spectrum of genres with the suffix “core.”
Passersby at Owen James Gallery (61 Greenpoint Avenue, Suite #315)
Elin Rødseth’s work, filled with mysterious and ghostly images, adorns the walls of this gallery. These intimate scenes echo faded memories by obscuring defining details.
Dusk Editions (61 Greenpoint Avenue, First Floor #8)
In addition to giving a sneak peek of their latest edition by J Grabowski, Dusk will be exhibiting a moon print by Michael Krueger and works on paper by Benjamin Gardner and Yifat Gat. Beautifully handcrafted books by Ward Shumaker will also be on display.
The Yard (33 Nassau Avenue)
This bar gallery will be showcasing the fluid and mosaic-like abstract paintings of Miryam Prodanovic for the evening. The artist will be in attendance so if you need liquid courage to ask creative questions, now’s your chance!
Sidewalk Trophy at The Java Project (252 Java Street)
The work debuting at neighborhood newcomer Java responds to the trophy in question: the image of a winding road on a discarded piece of paper. The three artists featured have salvaged this almost-rubbish of unknown origin for posterity.
Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue)
This bar will be showcasing artwork for the evening, although information about the pieces have not been specified. If you’re in for a surprise, check it out. If not, there’s definitely a great beer selection.
Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin Street)
Another bar where you can make a pit stop while checking out the paintings of Paul Richard. We’re not sure what he’ll be showing, but you’ve definitely seen his distinctive sidewalk art before.
GGN Afterparty at Broken Land (105 Franklin Street)
The art crawl will converge at Broken Land at 10pm to dance the night away. Music will be courtesy of Lil DJ Bloom. Admission is free, and there will be drink specials!
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