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GO Brooklyn Museum Open Studios 2012

Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Sanders-Estep Collaborative

by The AFC Staff on September 7, 2012
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Jessica Sanders and Ryan Estep make objects that are kind of weird, like they might be alive. Maybe it’s just the materials: Sanders uses a lot of gooey wax, furry scraps, and other things that share some human characteristics. We wanted to know more about that, and what’s up with their relationship to net artists. Here’s what Jessica told us.

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Rachelle Anayansi Mozman

by The AFC Staff on September 7, 2012
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Rachelle Mozman’s photographs often focus on familial and cultural tensions. Her most recent series poses her mother as a group of three characters, all who act out relationships in a fictional Latin American home. Mozman has a careful eye, and we think it shows potential.

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Ghost Of A Dream

by The AFC Staff on September 7, 2012
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Ghost of a Dream came close to landing a spot as a top finalist in last year’s ArtPrize, the art voting contest in Michigan which GO appears to be closely based on. Their popular appeal makes them a likely candidate for making it into the final rounds of GO voting. People like them: they do color and design well, and they turn regular things into fancy things. Those are things most people like, and they’re not too hard to figure out.

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Katya Grokhovsky

by The AFC Staff on September 7, 2012
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Grokhovsky’s work was once described as “downright freaky dirty,” and that’s enough for us to chat with her.

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: GO! Push Pops

by The AFC Staff on September 6, 2012
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This weekend, the performance and video art troupe Go! Push Pops will bring their wacky, sexy, hip-hop lifestyle to GO. They’re doing something slightly less sexy this weekend—they’re going goth—which seems fitting because that’s what the kids are into nowadays, right?

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Takeshi Yamada

by The AFC Staff on September 6, 2012
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If you flipped through the GO website at all, chances are you stopped at Takeshi Yamada’s page. So many great things here: the all-business headshot; the Coney Island hometown; the Renaissance-style murals of mythical creatures; the taxidermied sea rabbit; and the conjoined twin Mona Lisa with an added Takeshi Yamada head.

We found out that Takeshi is an acclaimed taxidermist (part of the society of Minnesota Rogue Taxidermists with Nate Hill), he’s taught at the Museum of Natural History, his work has been exhibited worldwide, and he boasts a highly impressive honors and awards list. He’s been awarded the keys to both New Orleans and Gary, Indiana. He’s a fan of old tuxedos as casual wear. Obviously, we needed to talk to this guy.

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Hubert Dobler

by The AFC Staff on September 6, 2012
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Vrooom. OK, you already figured the crux of this art out. We wanted to talk to Hubert Dobler because he seems obsessed with motorcycles.

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Eliot Markell

by The AFC Staff on September 4, 2012
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Eliot Markell makes brazenly colorful stuff out of lobster traps. Refreshingly, there’s no high-falutin’ rhetoric to describe his work, which makes his work all the more accessible. He’s perfect for GO.

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Abraham McNally

by The AFC Staff on September 4, 2012
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In the early 70s, Abraham McNally’s father started a farm on five acres of land in Vermont. McNally’s structures reflect the one-room cabin that his father built there, because a lot of them are also encasements made from rustic building materials: a shed stuffed with firewood; a teepee made of logs; what look like brick and plaster chimneys.

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