By Katarina Hybenova
The question is not whether Onderdonk Farm House will be your favorite place. The question is whether you manage to find it or not! Between the factories on Flushing Ave, this gentle, romantic white old farm house feels like a time travel to 17th century Netherlands. With a huge garden and historical interior it’s destined to be a center of culture and social gatherings. Its caretakers Adam and Chelsea have recently appeared in NY Times and, in addition to the tours the house offers, have lately been active about involving Onderdonk Farm House in the lives Bushwick and Ridgewood community.
Two weeks ago, the House invited local vendors and buyers to spend a day of fresh air at a Flea Market. This past Friday, the House hosted Sculpture Garden curated by Bushwick artist and gallerist Deborah Brown and Lower East Side gallerist Leslie Heller.
The night was simply magical. The air smelled like grass (I repeat GRASS), some people came biking, and some walked with their kids and dogs. Being in the garden full of people and art felt like being at a summer festival. You had to pay more attention to discover art in grass than art in galleries, but it felt eternally better to look at sculptures on grass than on white walls!
The show included works of Sarah Bednarek, Reade Bryan, Joy Curtis, Adam Distenfeld, Ryan Michael Ford, Wendy Klemperer, Jolynn Krystosek, MaryKate Maher, Jim Osman, Brent Owens, Kirk Stoller, Kai Vierstra, and Natalia Zubko.