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.
Spring Awakening at G-Spot (Coco66, 66 Greenpoint Avenue)
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!
Louvre Shutters as Pension Plan Protests Intensify
President Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 has sparked widespread demonstrations across the country.
They Managed to Mess Up an Art Heist Movie
There must be a lesson in Vasilis Katsoupis’s film Inside about the vacuousness of the art market or the claustrophobia of exhibition spaces — I just don’t care.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
Ten Painful Stories of the Dutch Colonial Slave Trade
The Rijksmuseum’s traveling show strives to remind us that we are all, in some way, a part of this chapter of human history, whose legacy continues today.
Textured Histories at Shiprock Santa Fe
The Santa Fe gallery features Indigenous textiles and jewelry from the early 19th century to today.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Renaissance Portrait of “Ugly Duchess” Likely Depicts a Man
A curator at London’s National Gallery believes the subject of painter Quinten Massys’s painting “is most likely a he.”
Hokusai’s “Great Wave” Makes a Splash at Auction
An edition of the iconic woodblock print broke records when it sold for $2.8M this week.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
MTV’s The Exhibit Is Back With an Inflatable Dolphin
Episode four, in which artists tackled themes of justice and injustice, was the most lifeless of the reality TV show so far.
Florida Principal Ousted Over “Pornographic” Michelangelo Sculpture
Parents complained that the famous sculpture was shown to their sixth graders.
Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama
Through small-scale works, this exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York examines Cornell’s prominent role in the lives and careers of Johnson and Kusama.
Tickets to Sold-Out Vermeer Show Are Going for Hundreds
The online resale market for the Rijksmuseum’s smash exhibition is booming, with tickets selling on eBay for over $2K.
Three Looted Antiquities at the Met Repatriated to Turkey
Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.