The highlights of day two – Sunday. I went to more spaces than I did on Saturday, but I often got so wrapped up in conversations that I forgot to take pictures again. Sorry.
|Gili Levy, 119 Ingraham Street.|
Bushwick Daily's sage advice columnist and artist (she recently had a sharp-witted exhibition at Auxiliary Projects), Dr. Lisa Levy SP (self-proclaimed), sat in front of 56 Bogart acknowledging people for whatever they wanted recognition for. Last year she posed as a granny sitting in a rocking chair and offered to let people sit in her lap and be comforted; I tried it, and, to my surprise, I felt comforted! Sorry no photo.
|Real on Rock Street, Rock Street between Bogart Street and Morgan Avenue. The colorful styrene foam sculpture in front is Half a Dozen Macaroons, 2013, by Daisuke Kiyamiya.|
|Henry Sanchez, English Kills Project, Chico's Laundromat, 996 Flushing Avenue.|
|Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose Avenue.|
|Site-specific installation by Leeza Meksin, Airplane Gallery, 70 Jefferson Street.|
|Sculpture by Brent Owens and paintings by Ben Coode-Adams, Wayfarers Gallery, 1109 Dekalb Avenue.|
|Meryl Meisler, A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick, Black Box Gallery, 12 Jefferson Street.|
|Vincent Romaniello, 513 Johnson Avenue.|
I also saw excellent shows at Microscope and Outlet Galleries. I forgot to take photos, but you can see some on their websites. Microscope, 4 Charles Place, had Soap, a 16 mm film by Bushwick artist Matt Town about the building of a soapbox car and test-driving it through Town's neighborhood. It doesn't sound like much, but there was something about the roof-top filming and other shots that made the film compelling throughout. The show also had an installation that included the soapbox car, transformed into a projection booth that played the film.
I'm really sorry I didn't get a photo of Alan Kleinberg's photography show, Out All Night at Outlet Gallery because it went so well with Meryl Meisler's work. Both photographers document the seventies New York downtown scene, Kleinberg's a bit heavier on the art scene. BTW, on June 6th, Outlet, in collaboration with Norte Maar, is opening what promises to be a impressive show: Arshile Gorky and a selection of contemporary drawings.
So that's it. I'm sure I left out plenty of shows I liked – and of course I missed a lot. To finish in the proper spirit, I'll leave you with this:
|Jason Andrew at his annual "Maps-N-Mimosa" kickoff party, Norte Maar Gallery, 83 Wyckoff Avenue.|