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.
PHILADELPHIA — Abstraction is, by its very nature, an exercise in reduction, in simplifying the elements of form, material, and subject matter to their very base, or one might say, to the very limits of where one can possibly go.
A new gallery hub is emerging in Bushwick. The low, two-story industrial building at 1329 Willoughby Avenue is already home to Microscope Gallery, and in January 2015 two more galleries will open up there.
So much paper! What is a clutterer to do? As a lifelong homebody, I hesitate to walk out my front door. But last Friday night (upon a friend’s urging), I ventured outside, and I’m glad I did. Why? I stumbled across Schema Projects, the first gallery in Bushwick dedicated exclusively to works of art on paper. Conceived by artist Mary Judge, the gallery features drawings, prints, sketchbooks, illustrations, and all things related to paper. Housed in a former barbershop, the project space is modest. The room is spare and high-ceilinged and offers lots of natural light. It is a delightful venue to see art.
Sometimes art happens by accident, like teenage pregnancy. On occasion the mishap can be fortuitous.