Two multicolored rocks, placed side by side, cast long shadows that lie flat before bending at the walls they intersect, as shadows typically do. But that’s all that’s typical.
Neo-Craftivism, a group show at the Parlour Bushwick, brings together works by nine artists that dynamite the tired old boundaries separating craft and art.
On Saturday evening about 300 people descended on the tiny People’s Garden under the elevated J and Z tracks in Bushwick for the opening of Paintings in Trees, a group show of paintings, drawings, and sculptures installed in every available space in the park, including the trees.
OK, full disclosure: I have never been a huge Marsden Hartley fan.
It wasn’t technically on the list for Beat Nite, but the door was open and the color palette drew me in: orange-y reds, pinkish purples and lavender, warm, welcoming blues and turquoise. The artworks in Space Heater, the group show currently on view at Harbor Gallery, match incredibly well — not usually a quality I look for in exhibitions, but not one I’ll write off either.