Zen, art and motorcycle maintenance

Zen, art and motorcycle maintenance
It’s your last chance to see Justin Steimer’s paintings and drawings at the G-train salon exhibition at Vax Moto Motorcycle Garage in Park Slope, which closes Nov. 3.
Photo by Kristen Saunders

Art lovers, put the pedal to the metal.

Time is running out on the coolest art exhibit in the most unlikely spot: a Park Slope motorcycle repair shop and after-hours biker hangout.

Now through Nov. 3, 11 Bushwick artists are showing large-scale paintings, sculpture and drawings in the Vax Moto garage on Third Avenue — a grease- and gear-filled setting that provides a curatorial complement to the rough and deconstructed works.

“It’s a very hard-core motorcycle man-cave — I just really don’t know how else to describe it,” said Vax Moto owner Justin Walters, who will host a blowout bash on the closing night. “To come walking through a full-blown motorcycle garage, with rows and rows of motorcycles and the smell of it all, and then to come into the art world is a phenomenal mix.”

Last stop on the ‘G-train Salon’ train! Their latest art exhibition at Vax Moto Motorcycle Garage in Park Slope is closing on Nov. 3 with a bang — expect free booze, chats with the artists and a live set from the band Wild Deer.
Photo by Kristen Saunders

That’s part of the philosophy of the exhibit’s co-curator, Krista Saunders, whose roving G-Train Salon is used to adapting to unfamiliar spaces.

“Making something that’s tailored to a specific place is something you literally can’t see anywhere else, at any other time,” Saunders said. “We like exploring the possibility of art being integrating into everyday life — you don’t have to go to a museum or a traditional gallery to see art.”

G-Train Salon at Vax Moto Motorcycle Garage [523 Third Ave. between 12th and 13 streets in Park Slope, (917) 861-9294], through Nov. 3. Free. For info, visit www.gtrainsalon.blogspot.com.

Reach Arts Editor Juliet Linderman at jlinderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8309.

Photo by Kristen Saunders

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