If there was any doubt about the vitality of the outer-borough scene, just go to artsinbushwick.org and scan through the more than 500 venues now participating in Bushwick Open Studios, to take place June 1 through June 3.
This year BOS will include the neighborhood’s first art fair, cheekily called “Bushwick Basel” (with several participants from Ridgewood).
Here's also what I'm looking forward to:
- the final weekend for the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House installation.
- The shows at The Active Space.
- The works of Dana Gordon (more here).
- My colleague Rebecca Litt
- The 1980s Bushwick photographer Meryl Meisler (whose work I first saw in Steve Malanga's history of Bushwick for City Journal)
- Cathy Nan Quinlan and Kurt Hoffman at Valentine Gallery (more here)
- Amy Lincoln and Kevin Curran
- Maps and Mimosas at Norte Maar
- Group painting organized by Julie Torres at The Coin Locker
- And a show at Sharon Butler’s studio honoring the blog Two Coats of Paint curated by Austin Thomas (whose pioneer Bushwick gallery Pocket Utopia has recently reopened on the Lower East Side).
Bushwick is the place to be for its sixth and biggest open studios this coming weekend. Visit artsinbushwick.org to make your own list.
Meryl Meisler, Vanessa Mártir, Patricia O'Brien, Defying Devastation: Bushwick in the 80s, at The Living Gallery
BOS2012 : Be sure to wear your walking shoes! Here's a map of the shows
--adapted from "Gallery Chronicle," The New Criterion, June 2012