Rain for Dain but everything is Copesetic: Brooklynite Gallery opens with first Solo Show of Street Artist Dain

Funny sculpture of a street sign overhangs the entrance to Brooklynite Gallery (photo Jaime Rojo)

Funny sculpture of a street sign overhangs the entrance to Brooklynite Gallery (photo Jaime Rojo)

The dance floor was wet, some of the work in the back yard had to come off the walls to protect it, but the orchestra played “In the Mood” brightly and the guests gamely took a twirl for the fun of it at street artist Dain’s first solo show of his fine art at Brooklynite Gallery .

Umbrellas on the dance floor (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Umbrellas on the dance floor (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Saturday’s show hinged itself on the theme of 1940’s glamour in old Brooklyn, and the gallery was quite literally transformed into a middle class apartment with flourishes and pitch-perfect detail enough to make you think that maybe it always looks like this.

(image Steven P. Harrington)

(image Steven P. Harrington)

The work showed a graduated movement forward by the artist from his street art work, with greater layering and collaging, finer detail, thoughtful splattering of color, and a thick coat of lacquer. Despite the weather, the mood inside Brooklynite was warm, congenial, and celebratory.

(photo Steven P. Harrington)
(photo Steven P. Harrington)

Smaller works were framed like photos and hung salon style in a family room manner (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Smaller works were framed like photos and hung salon style in a family room corner (photo Steven P. Harrington)

(photo Steven P. Harrington)
(photo Steven P. Harrington)

(photo Steven P. Harrington)

(photo Steven P. Harrington)

And the band played on (photo Jaime Rojo)
And the band played on (photo Jaime Rojo)

The captain ran a tight ship with her watchful eye all night. (photo Jaime Rojo)
The captain ran a tight ship with her watchful eye all night. (photo Jaime Rojo)

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