Hurry on over; Bushwick Open Studios is going on for a few more hours. This sheep, by Kyu Seok Oh, is at 56 Bogart Street. There are hundreds of things to see and do; lots of great art. Naturally, the food trucks are there, too, so you won’t go hungry or thirsty.
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Or maybe something happened during the upload? All of the elements take on extra significance in this arty accident: the woman who is probably heading to a wedding, the crooked police and fire call box, the call-a-car, and even the color red.
On the wall of the subway bridge, before the trains head underground at Carroll Street, there are some murals painted by children. They have held up well; they’ve been there for a few years now and haven’t been ruined by the elements or graffiti.
This weekend is the DUMBO Arts Festival. It’s fun and popular. There are many outdoor activities; it’s not so much about visiting artists’ studios. Here are some floating sculptures; I also saw a welding demo and a hackysack contest.
This past weekend the Brooklyn Museum sponsored Go Brooklyn Art (gobrooklynart.org), two days of open studios and a competition to find an artist to feature in a show at the museum. I didn’t care about the voting, but enjoyed the artwork. These toilet paper tubes were repurposed by the multi-talented Andre da Loba, who appears to have more fun than many artists.
Posted in art & photography, tagged atlantic ave, boerum hill, brooklyn, brooklyn bridge blvd, guerilla art brooklyn, photography, plywood brooklyn, stencil art brooklyn on August 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Maybe the artist was looking for a quick getaway, or the degradation of the cardboard is part of the piece. Nearby is some very colorful fence painting, so this subtle panel creeps up on you… Look, it’s Bette Davis!
Posted in art & photography, tagged brooklyn, brooklyn public art, downtown brooklyn, espo, fulton mall, love letter to brooklyn, macy's, macys brooklyn, photography, stephen powers on August 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I was drawn back to to Macy’s parking garage to see more of the “Love Letters to Brooklyn.” Many of us have some old city downtown in our pasts. It hardly matters the city, because there’s a similarity about fading department stores and their surrounds.
I thought this stretch of 39th Street by the cement plant was no-man’s land, but it’s not. There’s a portrait poster from the Inside Out Project, a global art initiative by French street artist JR that is funded by a prize from TED.
Posted in art & photography, tagged brooklyn, brooklyn art, downtown brooklyn, installation art brooklyn, photography, reflections, storefront art, windows on willoughby on April 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Some construction was planned on Willoughby Street near Metrotech about three years ago, but before work began, 15 artists put installations in abandoned storefronts. The demolition hasn’t happened yet, but the windows have remained. It has definitely beautified this neighborhood in transition.
Posted in art & photography, tagged a promise is a cloud, brooklyn, brooklyn sculpture, downtown brooklyn, metrotech, Ohad Meromi, photography, public art fund, public art nyc on February 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
This is Ohad Meromi’s sculpture from the show “A Promise is a Cloud.” At Metrotech until November 2012, the pieces, as described in the accompanying text, are about potential and transformation. In person, in artwork comes off better than in photographs. It’s a good show, so I’d recommend a detour if you are in the area.