This week is (almost) all about Bushwick. The ninth annual, multi-venue
blow-out known as Bushwick Open Studios kicks off with a big launch
party and group exhibition called "Seeking Space" on Friday, June 5th, 8
p.m., at Be Electric Studios (1298 Willoughby Avenue,
Brooklyn). Works by over 100 artists will be on view there through
Sunday, plus the opening features music from David Kiss, NSR, Max
August, Housing Corp and dgro. The neighborhood's many galleries,
studios and random pop-up venues will be up-and-running all weekend --
with several parties and openings starting earlier in the week. Check
out DARKCLOUDS' latest works in a show called "Substance Abuse" at Wise Man's Garage (107
Forrest Street, Bushwick), opening on Friday, noon until late; and a
group show called "Auto-Chemistry" at Hollows Artspace (708 Bushwick Avenue) opening on the 3rd, 6
to 10 p.m. The complete mega-list of what's happening is HERE. The "official" closing party starts
late on Sunday at Bushwick Community Darkroom (110 Troutman Street,
And let's not forget Ridgewood, Queens: Yulia Topchiy curated a group show called "Made in Ridgewood" that also opens on Friday, June 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m., with a live video/modular synthesizer performance by Balloon Monument and Adam Sipe at 8:30 p.m. All the works in the exhibition were created by artists that live and work in Ridgewood including Joy Curtis, Riitta Ikonen, Yasue Maetake, Christian Sampson, Adam Sipe and Josef Zutelgte. On view all month at 1902 Palmetto Street.
Multimedia artist Richard Garet is doing a month-long, 3-minute takeover
of several electronic billboards in Times Square. Running through June
from 11:57 p.m. to midnight daily, "Perceptual: Sonic Landscape/
Midnight Blink" uses street sounds to create "chromatic, visual
landscapes." The work is presented by Times Square Arts and the
Times Square Advertising Coalition. You can meet the NYC-based artist
and learn about his recording techniques on June 5th at 11:15 p.m. at
the red steps in Duffy Square, but you need to pre-register HERE.
Toronto artist Cybele Young has her first NYC solo show opening
on June 4th at Forum Gallery (730 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor). She's know for her intricate, paper
sculptures and for this show, "Some Changes Were Made," she juxtaposes
"lost" everyday objects to "create a sense of dialogue between them."
On view until July 17th.
High Line Art celebrates the conclusion of their commission
called "A Hudson Yard"-- a wheat-paste
poster campaign of the letter "A" by LA-artist Shannon Ebner with David
Reinfurt -- in the tunnel on the High Line at West 14th Street,
Thursday, June 4th, 6 to 8 p.m. The event is also the launch of a
booklet for the year-long project. It's open to everybody and admission
is free. At 6:30 p.m. sharp, there's a performance of a new
composition by Alex Waterman called
"Clouds and Crowds" for 12 singers
Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 West
26th Street) presents their third solo show, "Art School," by the UK
artist Paul Winstanley, opening on June 4th, 6 to 8 p.m. The ten new
works depict empty art student's studios in a style the "wavers between
photorealism and painterly softness." Up until July 19th.
Blum & Poe (19
East 66th Street) opens the first US survey of sculpture by Swiss-born
artist Francoise Grossen on Thursday, June 4th, 6 to 8 p.m. and up until
August 14th. The "knotted and plaited rope" works are from 1967 to
On June 7th, 7 to 9 p.m., Off Vendome (254 West 23rd Street #2) opens a group
show called "The Longest Bridge" with works by William Gedney, Kayla
Guthrie, Dustin Hodges, Kaspar Muller and Silke Otto-Knapp. Up until
Every Tuesday until the end of June, NYC-based artist Nelson
Saiers unveils a new work at
The Hole Shop (312 Bowery). This weeks
installation, "Shortening: Making Irrational Rational" incorporates
football jerseys, the mathematical concept of Pi and the number "3"
drawn in charcoal to address the absurd prison sentences given to people
for drug offenses. Check it out during the shop's regular hours,
Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. -- and then go back next Tuesday.
The FLAG Art Foundation (545
West 25th Street, 9th and 10th floors) has a group show called "Space
Between" curated by Louis Grachos and Stephanie Roach that investigates
the "seams, tears and edges between two and three dimensions." The
artists include Doug Coupland, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Roni Horn
and many more. On view through August 14th.
If you're heading north for the weekend, stop by the Dia:Beacon (3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY)
and see Robert Irwin's Excursus: Homage to the Square3
(1998-99). It's been seventeen years since the work was originally
shown at Dia, when they were here in town.
he's the Spanish architect that designed the transportation hub at the
new World Trade Center -- has installed seven red, black and silver
aluminum sculptures on the Park Avenue median between 52nd and 55th
Streets. They'll be there until mid-November.