May 19, 2012

An invitation: Two Coats of Paint's fifth anniversary party @ Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick Open Studios, considered the best open studio event in New York, is just around the corner. This year, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Two Coats of Paint, I invited Austin Thomas of Pocket Utopia, one of the first artist-run spaces in Bushwick (recently reopened on Henry Street in the Lower East Side), to curate a painting exhibition at Two Coats's new Bushwick HQ.

Please stop by on Saturday, June 2, 4 pm, for an artists' reception and conversation about painting (and some cake!)

"INQUIRY, curated by Austin Thomas," artists include Margaret Atkinson, Guy C. Corriero, Lawrence Greenberg, Edie Nadelhaft. Two Coats of Paint HQ, 117 Grattan Street, #419, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. 

Open during Bushwick Open Studios:  June 1, 6-8pm, June 2-3, 12-7pm. Artists' Reception on Saturday, June 2, 4pm. Want to let us know you're coming? RSVP on the INQUIRY Facebook Event page.

Lawrence Greenberg  

  Margaret Atkinson

What people said about past Bushwick Open Studios:

NAMED BEST OPEN STUDIO BY THE L MAGAZINE: “Other studio-dense districts like Long Island City, Gowanus, Red Hook and Sunset Park can’t compete with the spectacular quantity and quality of the art being produced in converted warehouses beyond East Williamsburg. Nor does any other neighborhood have a group quite like Arts in Bushwick to get everyone coordinated for a massive one-weekend art party.”  – The L Magazine – full story

“For people whose art forays rarely extend beyond Chelsea’s Thursday-night gallery openings, the festival in Bushwick, Brooklyn, held mostly in alternative spaces, offers entrĂ©e into a more underground scene.” –  Melena Ryzik, The New York Times – full story

“New York art critic Jerry Saltz recently described the thriving scene in Bushwick as the “closest thing to the ’80s East Village.” And Bushwick’s culture producers do tend to run their DIY galleries out of living rooms, storefronts and forsaken industrial spaces. But behind the neighborhood’s creative mayhem, there’s a distinctly organized, promotion-savvy streak.” – Anne Wehr, WNYC – full story

Related posts:
Pocket Utopia announces inaugural exhibition and preliminary artist roster


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