Bushwick Open Studios 2014

Every June Bushwick artists give fans the opportunity to see their works, studios and works in progress. Its an interesting opportunity and below are some works and studios that I liked a lot.

Paperazzi 3 at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery

Showing 134 small works on paper by mostly New York artists, the exhibition at Paperazzi 3 at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn was a treat to visit.

Greg Lindquist’s Mono Lake study was exciting but also reminded me of a tragic Cinderella music video. The lake has a haunting quality but the Cinderella video distracted me.

Shane McAdam’s Sharpie Landscape was also an interesting work that spirited me by the thick use of sharpies

Kantinka Mann used paper pulp to create a 3D work that was exciting and also understated.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

 

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui is an interesting exhibition that is made out of discarded liquor bottles. Initially inspired by a trip to Nigeria, Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is making a strong statement on being an african and the history of the African continent. While the pieces have an almost gold and high art quality the use of disposed liquor bottles bring the pieces to a consumerist level. The flowing nature of the work is beautiful but with a almost longing quality