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Caroline Paquita at Booklyn Artists Alliance. 37 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic)

Friday’s crisp September evening was just the sort of weather to make touring a gallery night circuit a joy. Cool enough that the warmth and spirit indoors was alluring but bracing enough that heading back out was a relief and an excitement. Which is what was needed when 17 galleries opened as part of Greenpoint Gallery Night. Art was in abundance, of course, but the crowds showed up too, making the traipse a convivial occasion.

Beer and wine were on hand, such that many galleries had their own hand-held signatures: green Genesee cans at Booklyn, red Budweiser at 106 Green Gallery, etc. Artists and patrons mingled; spontaneously, I started a conversation with Ines Sun at Clay Space 1205. Artists can be territorial, she joking said, but she was happy with the way the show came out, a collaborative project with ceramic artist Janine Sopp. I was particularly happy with Anne Eastman’s and Catherine Stack’s work, pieces exploring space, perception, design, and time. But, then again, there was much I didn’t see. Better to bring a bike next time.

106 Green Gallery. 106 Green St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Anne Eastman at 106 Green Gallery. 106 Green St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Grant Huang at 106 Green Gallery. 106 Green St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

106 Green Gallery. 106 Green St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Catherine Stack at Booklyn. 37 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Caroline Paquita at Booklyn Artists Alliance. 37 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Booklyn Artists Alliance. 37 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Calico. 67 West St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Thomas Buildmore at Calico. 67 West St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Ines Sun & Janine Sopp (Sun painting, Sopp sculpting) at Clay Space 1205. 1205 Manhattan Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Ines Sun & Janine Sopp (Sun painting, Sopp sculpting) at Clay Space 1205. 1205 Manhattan Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Ines Sun & Janine Sopp (Sun painting, Sopp sculpting) at Clay Space 1205. 1205 Manhattan Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Ines Sun & Janine Sopp (Sun painting, Sopp sculpting) at Clay Space 1205. 1205 Manhattan Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Dandelion Wine. 153 Franklin, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Greenpoint Gallery Night, of which Hyperallergic is the media sponsor, took place on the evening of Friday, September 14, from 6 to 9 pm.

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Jeremy Polacek

A son of the Chicago suburbs, Jeremy Polacek has somehow lived in New York City longer than in that metropolis of the Midwest. Often found in the dim light of the theatre or library, he tweets at @JeremyPolacek.

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