Student report: Highlights from Brooklyn College Open Studios!

MFA Open Studio season is upon us, and since Brooklyn College is at the bitter end of the 2/5 lines, only the adventurous tend to make the trip. Our group is diverse (I’m in the class of 2013), with plenty of individual voices; these samples, an attempt to highlight the dialogue and cross-pollination taking place … read more… “Student report: Highlights from Brooklyn College Open Studios!”

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Peter Scott’s two-part disappearance and James Siena’s Sometimes

Part two of Peter Scott’s exhibit “Pardon Our Disappearance” is on view at  Sometimes (works of art), painter James Siena‘s small gallery on a sixth floor space in Chinatown, through the end of the month. Questioning the idealized lifestyle displayed in luxury construction site banner and scaffolding ads, the exhibition examines how the environment has … read more… “Peter Scott’s two-part disappearance and James Siena’s Sometimes”

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A few highlights from the 2012 DUMBO Arts Festival

So many artists and not enough time, IPhone battery life or caffeine to do this festival justice, but here are a few highlights from the DUMBO Arts Festival last week. The presentations ranged from massive group studio shows featuring up to 20 participating artists, to beautiful single studio exhibitions with surreal views of the Manhattan … read more… “A few highlights from the 2012 DUMBO Arts Festival”

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Last chance: Yayoi Kusama’s beautiful, fashionable, madness

By Samuel Jablon Don’t miss Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at the Whitney, up until September 30, in all its beautiful, fashionable, madness. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama moved to the states in 1957, then returned to Japan in the early 1970’s. Everywhere, nowhere, and all over, Kusama’s work–current, hip, creepy, and playful all at once–includes … read more… “Last chance: Yayoi Kusama’s beautiful, fashionable, madness”

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This must be the place?

By Samuel Jablon Focusing on community creativity, This Must Be The Place, a mixed-use creative arts space above Marlow & Sons was created by the publishers of Diner Journal, the quarterly magazine affiliated with Andrew Tarlow’s restaurants. This month “Sick Velvet Braid,” a group exhibit featuring new work full of pattern, surface design and odd … read more… “This must be the place?”

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