With the artwork curated mostly by participating businesses, the biannual art crawl felt more like a tour of the Brooklyn neighborhood’s retail culture than a gallery night.
On April 28, there are 11 participating art spaces extending their hours late, with several launching exhibitions for the occasion.
Greenpoint Gallery Night returns to North Brooklyn this Friday. The neighborhood galleries will be open late on September 18, from 7 to 10pm.
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.
Were you as exhausted by the frenzy that surrounded New York’s Frieze Week as I was? Taking a break from the monied and crushing crowds, I took my antidote on Friday evening via Greenpoint Gallery Night, a low-key, casual affair featuring more than a dozen local galleries in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Chelsea openings, for the most part, are what they are: slightly glamorous events drawing fashionable crowds that are held in lovely, spacious galleries that tend to show predictable, big-name artists.
For those of us who want to connect with an artistic community but resist openings with curmudgeonly fervor, there is hope: Greenpoint Gallery Night.
For those who braved the cold, it was a pleasure to see the offerings on view in Greenpoint on Friday night. From the monochromatic graphic paintings of Andrew Guenther at Gallery 106 Green to the sculptural CMYK-color collages at Fowler Project Space, the night evinced a diverse and robust scene.
The first Greenpoint Gallery Night of 2014 is taking place on Friday, February 7 (6–9pm). Here’s your guide to what to see and do in Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood, where pierogies, artisanal pizza, small-batch gin, kolbassa, and lots and lots of art easily mix.
Last month’s Greenpoint Gallery Night revealed a trend among contemporary artists: they’re reveling in ways to make the sky look weird. (Isn’t all contemporary art about weird these days?) Seriously, there were no kitschy sunsets or pretty blue skies or brooding storms to be found. No, what feels right these days are skies that look charmingly chthonic, oleaginous and obstreperous, weirdly wonderful. Only such strange phrases do them justice.
Friday’s crisp September evening was just the sort of weather to make touring a gallery night circuit a joy.
Our guide to this Friday’s Greenpoint Gallery Night … featuring 15 galleries across North Brooklyn.