Trestle Art Benefit
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Trestle Art Benefit

The Trestle Art Benefit (TAB) is our annual fundraising celebration. The event includes 50+ artworks exhibited online and hung in the gallery. VIP Art Lover ticket buyers purchase their artwork as soon as the exhibition webpage goes live on 9/15. Art Lover ticket buyers claim their artwork from what remains on a first come, first serve basis the night of the event on November 29th.

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HERE/HEAR
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

HERE/HEAR

On the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, Groundswell will participate in Gowanus Open Studios by presenting an exhibition of works titled "HERE/HEAR". The 2-day event will feature an artist panel talk on October 21st from 5-6pm, followed by an after party sponsored by Blick and Bronx Brewery!

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Gowanus Open Studios 2017
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Gowanus Open Studios 2017

Gowanus Open Studios, aka GOS, is a free annual weekend event that takes place in October. Artists in the Gowanus neighborhood (and slightly beyond) open their studio doors and welcome the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making, and get a glimpse of the life of artists. This year’s GOS 2017 is the weekend of October 21 - 22.

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ARCHITECTONICS OF DISPERSION
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

ARCHITECTONICS OF DISPERSION

Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce ARCHITECTONICS OF DISPERSION \ immersive acts and objects, the NYC debut solo show of Kuldeep Singh. The opening reception is on Friday October 20, 7pm. The exhibition remains up for the following weekend, October 21st and 22nd.

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Duty Free
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Duty Free

Duty-Free is Ground Floor Gallery’s 5th Annual Gowanus Open Studios Exhibition.  A tribute to the community of artists living and working in the shadow of this storied Canal, Duty-Free features five Gowanus-based artists whose current work is informed by memory, impressions and materials collected from myriad destinations real and imagined.  

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Art Slope Film Festival
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Art Slope Film Festival

  • Berkeley Carroll School (Marlene Clary Performance Space) (map)
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Presented by The Park Slope Civic Council :Shorts in the Slope at the Berkeley Carroll School’s Marlene Clary Performance Space at 152 Sterling Place, just off Flatbush Ave. Awards ceremony and closing party for this year’s Art Slope ’17 Shorts in the Slope, will be held immediately after the last screening on Sat. Oct 14th at Shapeshifter Lab an innovative music and arts space in the Gowanus arts district http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/

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Mdou Moctar, Drunken Foreigner Band
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Mdou Moctar, Drunken Foreigner Band

Mdou Moctar hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger. He taught himself the guitar at a young age on a homemade instrument. Inspired by returning Ishumar, Mdou traveled the road to Libya where he traveled and worked odd jobs. As chance had, he would meet some of the now famous guitarists and further his musical studies. He returned home with a guitar and a dream.

Drunken Foreigner Band is a Brooklyn-based ensemble that makes a sprawling electrified iteration of the Akha and Lam Lao musics of Thailand and Laos. The majority of the band’s music was learned from cassette tapes of the largely-vocal music traditions, gathered by keyboardist Dave Kadden on his trips to Southeast Asia. Comprising members of Sunwatchers, Invisible Circle and other experimental Brooklyn outfits, they are releasing their debut  LP “White Guy Disease” on Electric Cowbell Records later this year.

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Shattered Glass Album Release
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Shattered Glass Album Release

Shattered Glass, a self-operated New York City string ensemble, presents three new works, all immortalized on the new album: Transition Behavior by Pascal Le Boeuf, Entr’acte by Pulitzer-Prize winner Caroline Shaw, and Chaâbi by Tarik O’Regan followed by Mendelssohn’s 7th String Symphony. This pairing of canonical and contemporary celebrates where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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Open Studios: Hot Wood Arts Resident Artists
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Open Studios: Hot Wood Arts Resident Artists

Gallery Opening – Video- Live Music and Performance _ Open Studios
Gallery: Fragmented, featuring works by Jillian Rose, Sarah Brook and Chelsea Limbird
Video: The Way of Water an international collaborative art project
Live Music and Performance: 8:00, 8:45, 9:30
Open Studios: Hot Wood Arts Resident Artists
Dates and Hours: September 24th - October 15th, Weekends 1-6pm

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Dais Records’ 10 Year Anniversary
Sep
22
7:45 PM19:45

Dais Records’ 10 Year Anniversary

Dais Records is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a special performance by Dais’ own Drew McDowall revisiting Coil’s legendary drone masterpiece, Time Machines.  The evening will be rounded out by performances by past and present Dais records alumni including Little Annie Anxiety, Hiro Kone, Robert Turman, Scout Paré-Phillips, Drekka and Wetware, and DJ sets by Pieter Schoolwerth, JS Aurelius, and Nikki Sneakers.

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Objectify: A Group Exhibition
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Objectify: A Group Exhibition

Objectify - Opening Reception, Friday, September 22
On View through November 3rd

Objectify, a group exhibition of international artists, presents work that defies categorization and moves in a space between painting and sculpture, image and object. Much of the work is influenced by painting yet emphasizes its objecthood by using methods of presentation that reduce its spatial and pictorial implications. Some works can be viewed as sculpture that has moved to the wall or as painting that has moved to the floor, though, at times, these boundaries have been transgressed more than once before settling into place.

Many of the artists share an interest in process and materiality. Others are involved in the disembodiment and deconstruction of painting. The physicalization of ideas in real space subverts held assumptions and habits of viewing. One’s understanding of the work as an object in the world and the attendant categories is thrown into question.

—Daniel G. Hill & Mary Schiliro, guest curators

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5 Keys to a Successful GOS
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

5 Keys to a Successful GOS

Want to get the most out of Gowanus Open Studios? Join us for a free workshop at Brooklyn Art Cluster (http://www.bklynartcluster.com/the-cluster-gallery/). Whether you're a newcomer looking for advice on how to set up your studio or a veteran who can share some tips, we'd love for you to join us as we dive into how to have a successful GOS. Hosted by Abby Subak, come prepared to take notes and share stories.

RSVP on our FB Event page HERE!

Not on FB? RSVP to Abby@ArtsGowanus.org

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ARTIST-LED TOUR--BY CANOE! & CLOSING PARTY with Katarina Jerinic
Sep
16
4:30 PM16:30

ARTIST-LED TOUR--BY CANOE! & CLOSING PARTY with Katarina Jerinic

ARTIST-LED TOUR OF CLOUD DRIFT -- BY CANOE! SEPT. 16

Tour Katarina Jerinic’s art installation Cloud Drift by canoe on the Gowanus Canal with the artist and the Gowanus Dredgers and join us for a closing party at the boat house afterwards.

Get up close and personal with the canal's murky surface and the "clouds" of Cloud Drift from the safety of a canoe. Cloud Drift is a series of cyanotype image flags flown from light posts on the Gowanus Canal's bridges on Union, Carroll, Third and Ninth Streets. As each flag blows in the wind, images of the canal's surface just below unfurl, transforming its dingy waters into sublimely cloudy skies. On this tour, participants will paddle to Third, Carroll and Union Streets and have the opportunity to see the project and the canal itself from this unusual perspective.

 

The Gowanus Dredgers is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing waterfront access and education to the public.

Free of charge--registration required.  

Canoeing experience not necessary. There will be a short safety presentation at the shoreline, where you will be outfitted with safety gear.

Saturday, September 16, 4:30-6 pm (Rain date: Sunday, September 17, 4:30 pm)

On Sept. 16 there will be a beers-at-the-boathouse closing party from 6-7 following the canoe trip. You do not need to sign up for the canoe trip to come party. :)

Register on Eventbrite

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Borrowed
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Borrowed

September 15 - October 1, 2017

Opening Reception: September 15, 6-9pm 

 

Borrowed is a collection of works inspired by textile techniques and traditions. There has been a longstanding debate about the value of the fine or “high arts” verses craft or the “applied arts.” As a part of the later, weaving, sewing, embroidery, etc. have historically been relegated to a lower status than the more celebrated arts of painting, drawing and sculpture. The tastemakers and writers of art history, themselves predominantly Eurocentric and male, viewed textiles as too utilitarian, too feminine, and too steeped in tradition to be a valid mode of expression. 

However, many of today's artists are unconcerned with this distinction. Rather than embracing limiting philosophies and labels, these makers intersperse textile techniques, traditions and concepts into their art. With one foot in each world, these artists see the infinite potential of textiles to push their art in new and innovative ways.

Borrowed includes collage, painting and sculpture by Jean Alexander Frater, Tegan M. Brozyna, Delphine Hennelly, Taylor McMahon and Rose Nestler.

The exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 3pm or by appointment. For press inquires and additional information please contact borrowedexhibition@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/events/111982682814706.

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