BOS on BSA and He-Man Video Inspiration for Fun Friday
Bushwick Open Studios Starts Immediately, If not Sooner
To select 5 of the top picks for the Brooklyn-Centered art celebration, we asked Chloë Bass, Co-Lead Organizer of Bushwick Open Studios, to make a few recommendations. She handily reports the following:
This weekend is Bushwick Open Studios — three days of on the street, in-your-face, participatory and community-minded art events located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The festival is hard to miss: there are more than 300 shows registered this year, and the weekend generally has a party vibe. Everyone’s out, using Arts in Bushwick’s maps to get from place to place and making friends with strangers, not to mention enjoying the snacks and drinks that studio visits can often provide. This is a great chance not only to see some new art, but also to meet the artists, who will be around for your conversation pleasure all weekend. It’s a street-wise adventure.
Here are a few picks for Brooklyn Street Art readers. Head over to our Directory to do a search of our complete listings, or get a map and program from one of our 14 hub locations. We hope you enjoy the weekend!
5. Start over at Factory Fresh, Ad Deville and Ali Ha’s pop-art vibe gallery, where Deville’s new works will be up on the wall. Make sure to check out their back outdoor area, which boasts a new mural for every show. 1053 Flushing Avenue
Jon Burgerman & Jim Avignon perform as “The Anxieteam at Factory Fresh Saturday
At 5:30 on Saturday, there will be live music from Jim Avignon and Jon Burgerman to accent your viewing pleasure. Factory Fresh (www.factoryfresh.net): 1053 Flushing Avenue.
4. Down the street from Factory Fresh, Surreal Estate, an artist and activist collective, will be showing prints, graphic design, and much, much more, made by artists from all over the world. Friday night also features their Performancy Forum, advertised as experimental and political. Check it out! Surreal Estate (surrealestatenyc.wordpress.com): 15 Thames Street.
3. For the intellectually minded, check out a chat on Found Public Art at Lumenhouse, moderated by Arts in Bushwick’s own Laura Braslow. Come discuss street aesthetics, the nature of public art, and what aesthetically builds a neighborhood. Lumenhouse (http://lumenhouse.com): 47 Beaver Street. Saturday, June 5, 6 – 8 PM.
2. Nathan Pickett’s studio boasts a fascination with subjects as wide ranging as “underground culture, pop-culture, illustration, technology, bike culture, drugs, monsters, animals, mythology, chaos, abstraction, hoods, dimes, bodegas, Brooklyn, hip-hop, punk rock and everything in between and outside of this or that” — if that weren’t enough, his teaser images look fantastic. Stop by: 117 Grattan Street, #421.
1. For a migratory performance experience, catch Lia McPherson’s Bushwick Mobile-Synchronized Cycling — a dance piece that takes place on what we’ve been promised are the “cutest little BMX bikes you’ll ever see.” The dancers will be outside of five BOS hub spaces over the course of the weekend. Check their profile for times and locations.
The Fun Friday Video This Week Chosen by Bishop203
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* Lia McPherson image a BSA artists rendering, with Gabriel Bienczycki photography of dancer.