Looks like Bushwick Open Studios is going to be a big deal. I’ve seen it listed, oh, ALL OVER THE INTERNET. The Arts in Bushwick site counts 300 shows at over 150 locations, which is a little insane, but they’ve designated 14 hub spaces to help visitors get around. The website’s actually pretty useful too, so it’s worth spending a bit of time on it to plan your weekend.
I’m still not sure what my weekend will look like, but here’s a few early recommendations with location links:
Bjoern Meyer-Ebrecht, collage,
Bjoern Meyer- Ebrecht, 1182 Flushing Ave - The man behind the wall relief books pictured in the lede image of this post. Need I say more?
Aaron Williams, Untitled, 2009, 58×75.25×72.25 inches, wood, spray-paint, plexiglass and book pages
Kurt Schwitters, Merzbau, 1923-1936
The non-profit art space Norte Maar has a great looking show opening tomorrow: THE MERZBUSH: elegies to Kurt Schwitters. Installations by Phong Bui, Ali Aschman, Michele Aurajo, Ben Godward, Rico Gatson, Suzanne Goldenberg, Brece Honeycutt, Norman Jabaut, Ellen Letcher, Amy Lincoln, Ryan Schoreder, Josette Urso and others. Notably, this is curator, artist and now Executive Director Austin Thomas’s new haunt.
David McBride, Untitled (discoball), 2010
Letha Wilson, Right Back at You, 2009, digital print, flashlight, rocks, 36 x 24 x 30 inches
Letha Wilson, 1182 Flushing Ave This piece reminds me a little of Erin Sheriff’s Rodin Crater slide show of rephotographed images of a print out she made of the still unfinished earth work by James Turrell. I like the reflective use of light in Wilson’s work a little better though because it actively points the viewer’s vision in a more direct manner.