December, 2010

New gallery on Myrtle Avenue leads with nature

Art: You don’t get more Clinton Hill than Hadas Gallery. Comment

A real festival of light at Invisible Dog

Art: Fans of the French artist Thierry Dreyfus are in for a treat this month, as the acclaimed light designer launches his first solo show in America on Dec. 25. Comment

Finally, some top quality Metrocard art

Art: Reduce, reuse, recycle, recreate. Comment

Do you Vodou? Show offers insight into Afro-Carib religion

Art: Check it out this weekend at Five Myles. Comments (1)

This photo show is up close and personal

Art: Kurt Dietrich Wilberding’s photographs bring you into the lives of longtime Carroll Gardens residents. Comments (1)

Drink to that! Ridge artist is drawn to bars

Art: Many artists find inspiration in the bottle — but Joe Milazzo did it literally. Comments (4)

Book ‘em! Comic artists gather at festival on Saturday

Art: Independent comic book doodlers will rub elbows with fine artists from matchless metropolitan magazines on Dec. 4 as the second annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival touches down in Williamsburg. Comment

November, 2010

The history of Brooklyn music — in photos

Art: Emily Wilson’s picture archive tells the story of Williamsburg’s 1990s rock scene. Comments (2)

You can call him Rae

Art: Curator McGrath has show in his own Bedford-Stuyvesant gallery, starting this Saturday. Comment

It’s Bushwick gone wild as area becomes a big art show on Sunday

Art: Ever wonder where all the artists in Brooklyn are moving to these days? That would be Bushwick — where another arts festival is set to command your attention on Sunday. Comment

October, 2010

Look, Norman Rockwell was no white-bread hack

Art: A new retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum will change the way you think about this much-derided painter. Comment

Library highlights Brooklyn’s kids book supremacy

Art: A new exhibit features art from you favorite children’s books. Comment

The Brooklyn Museum’s new feminist art show is a swift kick in the crotch

Art: And we say that in a good way! Comment

The best bird art isn’t even on the walls

Art: Take the Fred Tomaselli bird walk through Prospect Park for some real-life nature. Comment

Fred Tomaselli show at the Brooklyn Museum starts Friday

Art: Artist Fred Tomaselli’s black light poster-esque psychedelic images are everywhere — online, in books, and even on album covers — but to truly appreciate the art, you need to see it live. Comments (1)

New pier show in Red Hook asks you to get in ‘line’

Art: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s new exhibition is “Lineage.” It’s about lines. Comment

Abdi Farah, reality TV ‘artist,’ meets his viewers

Art: Their favorite son made it big. Comment

September, 2010

Haspiel takes on Castro in Lockpez’s bittersweet revolution memoir

Art: If comic books were DVDs, this would be the “making of” extra. Comment

DUMBO Arts Fest bigger, better than ever

Art: A revamped name, numerous new art mediums, and a wide array of performances, installations, panels, and workshops, all promise to make this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival the largest and most spectacular to date. Comment

Penny for your art

Art: In one way, artist Michael Worthington is the luckiest painter on earth. Comments (2)

Le Corbusier exhibit shows the architect in all his weird glory

Art: Love him or hate him, you can’t say that Le Corbusier didn’t have a profound impact on the urban landscape. This was the guy, after all, who gave us the projects, or, as he preferred to call them, “machines for living.” Comments (2)

August, 2010

Walks of art! Check out Bklyn’s best public art this summer

Art: Brooklyn’s art scene doesn’t leave much to desired, thanks to dozens of galleries that stretch from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. But why stay cooped up indoors when summer beckons you out into the sun (especially now that it’s a bit cooler) and there’s a mess of new public art all over the place? Comments (1)

‘Room’ service! Artist lets you stay in her teepee built from trash

Art: One of the strangest art spaces in Williamsburg is now available for overnight stays. Comments (2)

Staying in a garbage hut? Here’s where to eat

Art: One of the rules of Jill Sigman’s Hut Project is that guests cannot use the subway to leave the neighborhood. Comment

Work of schlock? Reality TV artist raises questions — about the Brooklyn Museum

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Getting in bed with a Bravo television series winner fills a small gallery, but leaves our critic a bit empty. Comments (7)

‘Black’ is beautiful at new photo exhibit from Brooklyn’s past

Art: Jacqui Woods has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for nearly 40 years. She moved to the neighborhood when it was really in decline — when political unrest and riots were prevalent — but it’s not the bad times she remembers but the good ones. Comment

Warhol comes alive at Dr. Sketchy’s ‘anti-art school’ class

Art: Anti-art meets high art at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (2)

Firehouse becomes art gallery for a night

Art: The former home of Williamsburg Engine 212 will become the future home of a neighborhood community center — but for one day next week it will be an art gallery. Comments (2)

July, 2010

Shake it to this Polaroid exhibition

Art: The retro appeal of the Polaroid hasn’t died, even in the age of the ultimate in instant photography — the digital camera. Comment

Yeah, but what is stained glass?

Art: You’ve seen it in the windows of churches and on really expensive lamps, but what is stained glass? Comment

June, 2010

Zombies attack! (It’s only an art show)

Art: MF Gallery is the death metal band of Brooklyn art showrooms — it specializes in loud pieces that would be right at home on a Harley, or as a tattoo on the rider’s arm. Comment

Spend a night sleeping with an artist!

Art: An art gallery in DUMBO isn’t the coziest place to spend a week, but it certainly could be worse. Comment

‘I painted over Andy Warhol’

Art: Andy Warhol wasn’t much of a bird watcher. The iconic pop artist had a house out on Long Island — the closest thing we have to the county here — that was used mainly for parties. Comment

How green is our valley? Corn stalk pokes up at Smith St ‘farm’

Art: And on the sixth day — of a Boerum Hill art project — there was life! Comments (2)

Studio city! Bushwick artists throw open their aeries this weekend

Art: Brooklyn’s premier artists’ studio tour returns this summer — and it is entirely free. Comment

The Atlantic Artwalk is back this weekend

Art: To call it the Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk is a bit misleading. Comments (1)

May, 2010

Corny island! Artist turns Smith Street corner into a mini-farm

Art: Nebraska’s got nothing on one Boerum Hill corn-er! Comments (1)

Get your own ‘key to the city’ with this artist’s new project

Art: Finally, there’s a key to the city that actually unlocks something. Comment

Hearts and craft — new murals come from artist’s Puerto Rican soul

Art: Mexico City may have Diego Rivera, but Wallabout has Puerto Rican folk muralist Evelyn Talarico. Comment

Is he the most dangerous artist in Brooklyn?

Art: For Joshua Stulman, it’s pretty black and white. Comments (14)

‘Swoon’ing for Haiti with a sculpture show about the earthquake

Art: After Haiti’s devastating earthquake, a celebrated Brooklyn street artist wanted to make a difference — by making art. Comment

Classic photos highlight NY Photo Fest this year

Art: Marc Granager’s photos from the Algerian War of Independence in the 1960s are a must-see. Comment

April, 2010

Icelandic volcano can’t stop this ‘Eurotrash’ show

Art: Some Euro ash nearly spoiled “Eurotrash.” Comment

Brooklyn Museum gala was a meaty good time

Art: Where else can you smack Andy Warhol in the face with a bat for a good cause, and then leave with a Little Debbie Ho-Ho? Comment

‘Street’ news! New book celebrates the work of graffiti artists

Art: Finally, a chance to enjoy street art — without having to hit the street. Comment

Fairey art fellow — Obama’s ‘Hope’ maker to speak at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: Shepard Fairey to talk about his graffit art, his graphic design and, yes, that famous poster. Comments (2)

Bushwick has a cool new gallery — just look for the tax accountant’s sign

Art: Bushwick’s latest art gallery happens to be tax deductible! Comment

Get this — this photographer’s muse is the fetid Newtown Creek!

Art: There’s beauty in every fetid, disgusting, toxic site — it just takes a natural to capture it. Comment

Call him Ahab

Art: Matt Kish’s Moby Dick is “Moby Dick.” Comment

Glass act! Trippy new exhibition channels Warhol

Art: Put this in your pipe and smoke it. Comment

March, 2010

Mean streets on display at BAM

Art: For those whose school bus was the subway, and sprinklers were fire hydrants, the Brooklyn Academy of Music has a photo exhibit is for you. Comment

Great rock photo exhibit at Boerum Hill’s DeCastellane Gallery

Art: For those mourning the closing of the Brooklyn Museum’s “Who Shot Rock” exhibition, there’s another show in town where you can get your fix of rock photography. Comment

Photography on the fringes

Art: Broken-down industrial structures might detract most people, but for photographers with a sense of adventure, they can be ideal spots for urban exploration and inspiration. Comment

Andy? That’s dandy! Brooklyn Museum’s late Warhol works

Art: Get ready for more than 15 minutes of fame. Comment

February, 2010

What should you do this weekend? Go see the new Egyptian art exhibit at the Bklyn Museum

Art: Fab four: A new exhibit reveals the ancient obsession with dying. Comment

Afterlife — the highlights

Art: There are plenty of great pieces in the Brooklyn Museum’s new ancient Egyptian afterlife obsession show, “To Live Forever,” but these are the items that really stand out. Comment

January, 2010

Got gentrification? MoCADA’s new show certainly does

Art: The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts weighs in on the biggest topic around. Comments (16)

Check out ‘The Ant’ this weekend!

Art: Xavier Roux’s massive arthropod is up at Invisble Dog — and it’ll teach you a thing or two about death! Comment

Historical Society extends ‘Utopia’

Art: A successful show about the future of Brooklyn will itself go into the future. Comment

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