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

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

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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Art Slope Film Festival
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Art Slope Film Festival

  • Berkeley Carroll School (Marlene Clary Performance Space) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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Trestle Art Benefit
Nov
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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
7:45pm 7:45pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
4:30pm 4:30pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Pioneer Works presents: CT:SWAM, Maria Chavez, Boomerang's for The Toward, & The Ashcan Orchestra
Sep
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Pioneer Works presents: CT:SWAM, Maria Chavez, Boomerang's for The Toward, & The Ashcan Orchestra

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.

Food and Beverage by Conjure Kitchen, Pintail Coffee, and PW Bar.

 

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Paperless - A group exhibition through September 10th
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Paperless - A group exhibition through September 10th

Small Editions is pleased to present Paperless, a group exhibition featuring the works of  Max Fowler and Rachel Haberstroh, Sujin Lee, and Nyeema Morgan. In conjunction with the exhibition, Benjamin Santiago will perform “ligg-ehn ah-figgy” on the evening of August 18th at 7PM. Public viewing hours noon – 5pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 3-6pm.

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Reflective Pool
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Reflective Pool

The Cluster Gallery is pleased to present Reflective Pool, a group exhibition featuring works by Fiona Aboud, Alex Griffin, Amir Hariri, Matthew Namie, Scott Roberts and Ceaphas Stubbs. The show will be on view from September 2 through September 30, 2017, with a public opening reception on September 9, 7-9pm.

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The Fire Theory: Ice
Sep
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Fire Theory: Ice

On View until Oct. 13

Those who left. Those who got lost. Those who arrived. Those who stayed. Those who came back.

The Fire Theory presents ICE, an exhibition, residency and collaborative project curated by Omar López-Chahoud at Open Source Gallery.

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Open Studios Summer Social
Aug
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Open Studios Summer Social

Artists and Volunteers: We know it isn't always easy for you to visit studios during GOS, so this event is for you!

Please join us on Tuesday, August 29, for our end of summer social event. This will be your opportunity to tour some open studios and see what other artists are currently working on. We will have food, drinks and music you can nod your head to! 

RSVP via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1961004344176420/

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Arts Gowanus Gallery Night
Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Arts Gowanus Gallery Night

Please join us for a private viewing and curator discussion of Ortega Y Gasset Project's current exhibition, Retreat, by Polly Shindler. This solo exhibition explores themes of isolation, identity and connection - both physical and psychological - through intimate portrayals of recognizable spaces. 

This an EXCLUSIVE event for AG artists, volunteers and friends. The evening will include wine, schmoozing and the opportunity to hear from exhibition curator, Will Hutnick.

We will conclude the evening with dinner at Baba's Pierogies!

7:00: Wine and Conversation
7:30: Curator Discussion
8:15: Dinner at Baba's

For more information on OYG Projects, the artist or exhibition, please visit: www.oygprojects.com

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GOWANUS CYANOTYPES WORKSHOP with Katarina Jerinic
Aug
5
12:00pm12:00pm

GOWANUS CYANOTYPES WORKSHOP with Katarina Jerinic

Whole Foods Esplanade, SW Corner (near the water), 214 3rd St, Brooklyn 11215
[Click here for exact location]
RSVP for all workshops here.

ArtLab Gowanus is a popup structure on the Whole Foods Esplanade that hosts monthly site-specific FREE art workshops, taught by local artists.

The “lab” is a steel-framed pop-up structure that provides flexible workspace for groups and individuals. There are built-in work surfaces, as well as storage for smaller drawing boards that participants can borrow for use in the nearby bench seating or around the neighborhood. By offering a space along the canal for site-specific art-making, this structure places value on different ways of seeing an often maligned water body and its surrounding neighborhood. It acts as a new lens along the Gowanus Canal, opening up opportunities for discovery through art and stewardship.

August Featured Artist: Katarina Jerinic

Saturday, June 17, 12:00-2:00pm

From the Canal, Found Watercolor Compositions with Suzy Kopf

Participants will be led on a 20 minute walking excursion around Whole Foods and will look for articles of post consumer waste (discarded toys, plastic remnants, objects that generally feel out of place around the Canal) as well as any organic materials that are detached from plants (twigs, leaves, fallen flowers and rocks). Once everyone has collected an object or several objects, materials will be arranged as a shared still life set up and participants will compose a picture from life using a homemade viewfinder. Suzy will demonstrate observational watercolor painting— how to sketch the composition, paint from light to dark, reserve whites and control the water media.

RSVP for From the Canal, Found Watercolor Compositions on Eventbrite 

Saturday, August 5, 12:00-2:00pm
Gowanus Cyanotypes
In conjunction with her own cyanotype image flags flying over the Gowanus Canal this summer, Katarina Jerinic will teach participants in this workshop to make their own cyanotype prints related to the canal and surrounding neighborhood. Cyanotypes are a simple early photographic process, the reaction of chemistry to sunlight and water. Objects or film negatives are placed on chemically treated paper or fabric, exposed to sunlight, and then rinsed for a few minutes in ordinary water to develop the image. During the class, participants will explore the blocks and the park surrounding the ArtLab to gather ideas and objects for their cyanotype images, using the idea of a map or flag as a model. Back at the ArtLab, each participant will assemble collected objects and negatives provided by Jerinic into their own cyanotype image. Artists and non-artists of all skill levels can easily make a successful print using this process. Jerinic will also supply a list of materials and resources so that after the class, participants can continue to experiment with this inexpensive and simple process. 

Katarina makes maps, photographs and invented navigational guides that respond to and intervene in the built environment. Recently, she has been making photographs of the surface of the Gowanus Canal, with its floating debris, mucky formations and reflections of Brooklyn skies, signs and structures. It looks cloudy, and in her upside-down cyanotype images, like a sublimely cloudy sky. Cyanotype is an early photographic process that results in a blue monochromatic image—the reaction of chemistry to sunlight and water. This process is conceptually linked to Katarina's project: it connects the canal’s polluted present to its industrial past, produces a stripped down image in the colors of idealized skies and waterways, and alludes to a historically romantic view of untouched landscapes as separate from built ones.

RSVP for Gowanus Cyanotypes on Eventbrite

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Open Critique Tuesday, August 1st, 6:30pm
Aug
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Open Critique Tuesday, August 1st, 6:30pm

Critiques

It’s hard to create in a vacuum! In the endless effort to deepen artistic practice, it is invaluable to gain feedback on works in progress. Join other artists at Trestle to discuss your work in a constructive, serious environment. 

Critiques in the gallery begin at 6:30 and run approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the number of artists. There is a maximum of 10 artists per critique. We also welcome those who simply want to participate in the discussion, whether or not they have current work to share.

Participating artists are given 15 minutes to discuss their work. They may make a short statement about their theme and approach, or simply open up the discussion to the group.  We suggest bringing a maximum of three pieces.  


Please RSVP by emailing trestle@brooklynartspace.org

Upcoming critiques: all start at 6:30pm and take place at 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411. 
Critiques are held on the first Tuesday of every month

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Opening Reception for Navigation: Group Show at Compass
Jul
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception for Navigation: Group Show at Compass

Works of art which give the viewer a sense of movement, from recycled plastic sculptures that spring from the wall into the air, to photographs of aerial views of natural patterns found on the earth's surface.  Each one of these artists has ignited their works of art with a suggested movement, may it be through pattern, color, line or perspective.  
Melissa Staiger, Beatrice Lebreton, Myra Kooy, Daniel Lanzilotta, Amy Williams, Carlos Torres Machado

Myra Kooy, Gowanus Artist: Preppy Trendy Magazine just published a full-length interview with her, check it out!

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