After 22 years of activity, the gallery bids goodbye with (Im)perfection, an exhibition that perfectly embodies its spirit and mission.
The beloved gallery, which gave exhibition opportunities to emerging artists and curators, cited a “confluence of resource challenges and a shifting environment for non-profits” as the reason for its closing after its current season.
For the second year, an art fair is joining the Bushwick Open Studios happenings. The NEWD Art Show returns with 11 exhibitors to the warehouse space of The 1896.
Gabriela Salazar has built a small metropolis in a basement in Bushwick.
This September, every gallery in Bushwick is opening with some of the strongest shows the neighborhood has ever seen. Here, we outline the best shows to see (which, oddly enough, is almost all of them), and when and where to see them. Bushwick has certainly grown into its own as New York City’s youngest art district, and this powerhouse lineup of September openers proves it.
In my art explorations around Bushwick I ventured off the beaten track and visited a few new art spaces.
If Friday night is the night for gallery openings in Bushwick, then last Thursday in Chelsea was a type of artistic foreplay. You could tell that something was in the air by the density of Bushwick regulars in front of Chelsea’s Standpipe Gallery on West 25th Street. And indeed, a group show Fresh Paint From Bushwick, which features seven emerging Bushwick talents (Gina Beavers, Holly Coulis, Halsey Hathaway, Rachel LaBine, Kerry Law, Adam Simon and Josette Urso), was just opening that night.
Scott Kiernan’s canvases want to be underestimated. Their initial impression is bland, but the longer one gazes at these pictures, the weirder and more fascinating they become. At his NURTUREart exhibition Once around the block (twice), Kiernan’s art reveals itself more slowly, doesn’t care if you overlook it, and eventually impresses you by contradicting its first impression.
Join NURTUREart’s Artist Registry to submit work for the 2010 NURTUREart Benefit at Ziehersmith Gallery and have your work viewed by prominent art world figures Dan Cameron, Ceci Moss, Jane Panetta, and Krista Saunders.