Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bushwick Galleries Update

By Charles Kessler

Bushwick Art Galleries, Restaurants and Bars
This map, and detailed information to go with it, can be downloaded HERE and on the right sidebar.
Not one Bushwick gallery closed since my last update, two changed their names (Bogart Salon became ArtHelix, and Weeknights became Associated), and five new galleries opened — making an amazing total of forty-three galleries now. Here is a brief description of each of the new Bushwick galleries:

2 St. Nicholas Ave., #25 (at Jefferson), Brooklyn, NY 11237
(917) 623-8374 or (917) 805-7710 (Sometimes you need to call to be let in.)
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 6 pm, and by appointment.
Auxiliary Projects installation view of Michelle Forsyth's  Letters to Kevin (courtesy of Auxiliary Projects via
Auxiliary Projects is a very small space run by two smart and talented artists, Jennifer Dalton & Jennifer McCoy. The gallery has a unique and admirable focus. They only do solo shows of artists that have been working for a long time but who are under-represented. And they are committed to showing some work in every exhibition that sells for under $300. They say that they want to “facilitate the production and distribution of art that can be owned by the non-wealthy, a kind of entry point into the art world.”

17-17 Troutman #258, Queens, NY 11385 (The numbers on Troutman change in Queens, the gallery isn’t as far away as the address suggests.)
(347) 460-7360 
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 6 pm, and by appointment.
Harbor is another of Bushwick’s many artist-run galleries dedicated to exhibiting and supporting emerging artists. They are in the same building with three other galleries: Regina Rex, Parallel and Bull and Ram. 

92 St. Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237 
(718) 578-3281
Hours: Friday, 1 — 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 6 pm, and by appointment.
Email Mary Judge at:
View of the storefront of Schema Projects
Scheme is dedicated exclusively to all forms of work on paper — the first gallery in Bushwick to do so. They share a storefront space with Blonde Art Books.

TSA (Tiger Strikes Asteroid)
44 Stewart Ave, #49, Brooklyn NY 11237 (above Flushing, near Wyckoff)
Phone: (347) 746-8041
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 6 pm, and by appointment.
Artist members of TSA
TSA has ten members, all artists, and is related to Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia. Their focus is on emerging artists.

1109 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 6 pm, and by appointment.
They don’t have a phone number or email address listed — but they have a good Tumblr blog.

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