Art

December, 2007

Paradise in Metrotech?

Art: If you’ve walked through Downtown Brooklyn’s Metrotech and wondered why plastic jugs have been thrown high into the trees, well, it’s art! Comment.

Cutting ‘Edge’

Art: Brooklynites know better than anyone the havoc that development can wreak on a habitat. So on Saturday, Dec. 4, the Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook will host an artist’s talk on “Observing the Edge,” the gallery’s current show, which features works on paper relating to flora and fauna with habitats threatened by progressive development. Comments (1).

November, 2007

Art of summer

Art: ”Coney Island is still an exciting place,” Patrick Amsellem, curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming show, “Goodbye, Coney Island,” told GO Brooklyn. The Museum is celebrating the best stretch of beach we know with a photo show opening on Nov. 28. Comment.

Mind over ‘Matters’

Art: For eight years, Umbrage Editions, a high-end art book publisher, has called Manhattan home. This week, however, the operation is moving to DUMBO in order to expand into a gallery and take advantage of the borough’s culture hungry denizens. Comment.

Guerrillas in their midst

Art: Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman is certainly not a bad sport — he just presented an award to a group of gorilla mask-wearing activists who once protested his museum’s most controversial show, “Sensation.” Comment.

Bad art from good drunks

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist gets loaded — and cranks out the best drunken art of his career. Comments (1).

Performance artist Aaron Cedolia

Checkin’ in with: The man behind that weird line of “customers” at Trader Joe’s is unmasked! Comments (2).

October, 2007

The Great Green Way in DUMBO

Art: Galapagos Art Space — that hipster haven on North Sixth Street that has been Williamsburg’s home to outsider performance art since 2003 — is moving to DUMBO next year, and when it does, it’s going to be green. Comments (1).

Go Gowanus

Art: Art festival washes up on the banks of the canal. Comment.

Hip shop

Art: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens boasts a unique arts and crafts fair. Comment.

September, 2007

A fresh art

Art: Renovation and innovation at a Brooklyn landmark. Comment.

Aria listening?

Art: The Regina Opera gears up for its 38th season. Comment.

Reel finds

Art: Found object artist makes a real Brooklyn soundtrack. With audio … Comment.

Glow getter

Art: Leo Villareal brings his ray of light to BAM. Comment.

A true storefront artist

Art: Local artist Dillon de Give has a new gimmick: TV sets broadcasting his quirky videos have popped up in three stores. Comment.

All the Kings’ men

Art: Bay Ridge boys Seth Kushner and Anthony LaSala put out a book about the borough. Comment.

Grab a table-thingy

Art: Marty and artist Mark Reigelman share a table — or is that a chair? — at Borough Hall Comment.

August, 2007

Shoot out

Art: Park Slope photographer takes a portrait a day — snaps our very own Daniel Krieger. Comment.

What’s on your ‘To Do’ list?

Art: Artists covered two large windows of a DUMBO building with Post-it notes on Wednesday, in an interactive exhibit of what the average person has “to do.” Comment.

In the mix

Art: ‘Sack’ in action! The Brooklyn Museum unveils second feminist art show. Comment.

July, 2007

Headless sculpture in waterfront park

Art: Vandals have destroyed Charon Luebbers’s “Urban Fossil Bird Woman,” a key part of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s 25th anniversary show in the park at the foot of Main Street in DUMBO. Comment.

Snapping shots in the cemetery, naked

Art: Apparently nobody told Santiago Infantino that the dress code for at Green-Wood Cemetery is somber. Comment.

Crab man’s arty grab bag

Art: Two stories above the frozen fish and live crustaceans of the Red Hook Fairway, a man who has spent his adult life pursuing the Alaska King Crab has opened a gallery for the art he fell in love while at sea. Comment.

Caught in their Web

Art: Brooklyn artists recruit for new online community. Comment.

Big art

Art: Now that’s a gigantic painting! Comment.

Sand dollars

Art: Brooklyn art galleries take the Hamptons by storm. Comment.

Borough Hall art project will be weird

Art: Anyone who has passed by the steps of Borough Hall and thought, “There ought to be some turquoise, L-shaped, table-like things here,” is going to get his wish. Comment.

Fly by

Art: The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist’s Coalition takes DUMBO.  Comment.

June, 2007

Their Independence Day

Art: The inhabitants of a massive Bushwick loft building want to secede from Brooklyn in protest of “destructive economic forces” that they say are running amok in this development-crazy borough — and all they need is a good venture capitalist to fund the revolt! Comment.

Art for Yards sake? Man sleeps in window and makes a larger point

Atlantic Yards: A man is sleeping in a Dean Street gallery window. It must be about Atlantic Yards, right? Comment.

Good Shepard

Art: Graffiti giant puts his mark on DUMBO. Comment.

DJ scratches ‘bomber’: Keen-eyed spinner may have caught ‘Splasher’

Art: A quick-acting disc jockey saved the day — and quite possibly helped catch the art world’s elusive Splasher — at Thursday night’s glitzy opening to graffiti legend Shepard Fairey’s DUMBO installation after one of the guests attempted to light a flammable device amidst a crowd of 500 street-art lovers. Comment.

Art in the family

Art: No kidding, parents and teens join forces for photo show in Sunset Park. Comment.

So long, Billy

Art: Galapagos ditches the ‘burg for shiny deal in DUMBO Comment.

Brushing up

Art: A Park Slope painter makes his mark on the uptown art world. Comments (1).

Get hooked on art

Art: Check out the 14th annual Red Hook Waterfront Art Fair. Comment.

May, 2007

Get lucky

Art: Red Hook gallery has more than just luck. Comment.

Nest of art

Art: Check out the latest public art in Prospect Park! Comment.

The ‘Elephant’ in the womb

Art: Two artsy Brooklynites are betting that Wallabout — the northern edge of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — will be the next “it” place in the Brooklyn art scene. Comment.

April, 2007

Different icon

Art: ‘Postmillennial Black Madonna’ not just like a prayer. Comment.

Builder’s bridge to the arts

Art: David Walentas has hired a culture czar to keep DUMBO’s artists happy. Comment.

History on display on Columbia

Art: A Columbia Street mural gives you the skinny on Red Hook in newspaper clips. Comment.

March, 2007

Faith Brush

Art: Red Hook artist’s faith on paper. Comment.

The art of feminism

Art: Brooklyn Museum opens feminist art center Comments (8).

Sacklash!

Art: Brooklyn’s OG feminists have a bone to pick with the new girl Comment.

I art Brooklyn

Art: Williamsburg artist Greg Lindquist’s visions of the future. Comment.

Q & A with Greg Lindquist

Art: GO Brooklyn’s Chris Varmus sat down with local artist Greg Lindquist, whose exhibition “To Brooklyn” is  currently on display at McCaig-Welles Gallery in Williamsburg. Comment.

Public ‘Issue’

Art: Issue Project Room brings the avant-garde to Carroll Gardens. Comment.

February, 2007

GO Gallery Guide

Art: Brooklyn’s gallery scene gears up. Comment.

Gateway to Brooklyn sculptor chosen!

Art: World-class artist Brian Tolle will create a site-specific piece for the gateway to Brooklyn — the top of Flatbush Avenue. Comment.

Get the boot

Art: Dr. Martens puts a print on Brooklyn’s art scene. Comment.

Rap snaps

Art: Al Pereira's hip-hop photos are on display at the Brooklyn Public Library. Comment.

January, 2007

X-ray visions

Art: Danny Simmons’s Corridor gallery exhibits art inspired by comics. Comment.

Brooklyn Museum exhibits magical artifacts

Art: Wrapped in rags, bone thin and rabidly obsessed about. No, not another starving starlet — mummies. Comment.

Bold strokes

Art: “Solo Flight,” an exhibition of Ed Rosko’s graphic depictions of boxers — on unconventional surfaces like corrugated building materials — is on display now in Prospect Heights’ Gallery on Dean. Comment.

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