Gagner’s attention to details is laced with a sharp, self-mocking wit. And yet, there is a gentleness running through the paintings, a sense of humor at once compassionate and tough.
A snapshot of a singularly unhinged moment in American politics has inadvertently envisioned an uncertain and potentially terrifying future.
“So, the best approach [to wooing galleries] is, as you suggested, crawling on your hands and knees,” writes renowned art-world insider Howard Moseley, M.D.
On Tuesday, at the preview of the Spring/Break Art Show, a writer I know told me she’d been sent there on an assignment to cover the “little” fairs surrounding the Armory Show.
As the neighborhood reeled from the news that hundreds of artists are being forced to leave one of its biggest studio complexes, Gowanus became a hotbed of activity this past weekend during Gowanus Open Studios.
From hard-edge geometric abstraction to messy paintings to video works and photography, the range of the output was vast, and the quality often surprising. Though crowds were thinner than at the centrally-located 56 Bogart, which offers strong galleries but weaker studios, 17-17 Troutman remains a veritable a juggernaut, one whose standouts, enumerated below, can hold their own with any studio building in New York.
We asked three Hyperallergic editors to offer their picks of the best in the neighborhood’s art galleries.
I’ve compiled a list of nine artists I think deserve more attention as some of the rising stars of the Bushwick scene.