An exhilarating summer group show at Greenpoint’s Rawson Projects mightily tackles this euphoria-craving aspect of the human condition. With the name Self Help, the viewer is invited to ponder the various ways we can help ourselves unlock that rush of good feelings within our own minds.
Rawson Projects is a miraculously bright spot in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, where many first-floor businesses are still in repair after Sandy. Inside the gallery, Ben Berlow’s show of new drawings seems timely and thoughtful in its intimacy and sympathy for weathered materials.
This is the last weekend to visit performance art/party collective Cheryl’s show on Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue, where they have set up shop in the Rawson Projects. This quirky group of artists with an obvious affection for glitter, masks and videos are silkscreening tshirts and totes and selling the artifacts from their parties over the years.
This Friday, January 14, Williamsburg art galleries will be open late for art lovers and fans to crawl through the bodacious borough of Brooklyn’s hipster-est neighborhood on earth. Dozens of art galleries and spaces will be open from 6-8pm to ensure that you can wander around and discover new talent and art from some familiar faces.
On November 11, a small gallery opened its doors on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and caused a ripple of excitement in local art circles. Not only was this one of the first galleries to open on Bedford for ages but many people are taking it as hopeful sign that some energy was returning to a neighborhood that used to be a central part of New York’s art world dialogue.
Named Rawson Projects, the small gallery consists of Christopher Rawson, Julian Calero, and James Morrill. Their first exhibition, Fingers in the Sun, features the work of local painter Sam Martineau and it is a smart show filled with works that are nuanced and almost impossible to capture in photographs.