In her new exhibition, Tamara Gonzales continues to mine our material culture to chart the world all around.
The Brooklyn-based painter Tamara Gonzales works with spray paint and lace to create digital, optical, urban, and electric paintings.
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.
There is something ineffably comforting about To Be a Lady, the exhibition curated by Jason Andrew and subtitled Forty-Five Women in the Arts. The second time I visited the show, on a misty, autumnal afternoon, the light-filled bays at 1285 Avenue of the Americas seemed to lead back to a once intimate, now forgotten place.
I admit it, sometimes I’m slow to post something. Case in point, my article on the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios was published in the summer edition of the Brooklyn Rail but I never got around the publishing in here. So, here I go. Posting this piece I wrote before summer started right before the season ends. I’ve also uploaded a whole bunch of photos from my tour of the neighborhood.