Arts in Bushwick is back, with this week’s roundup of news from our blog, including more than a few personal stories of labor and love:
Blogger Anne Vieux interviews the directors of Signal Gallery about their current show (Aakash Nihalani’s ISLANDS) and the evolution of Signal Space. The story of this gallery’s founding is more interesting then you might expect, and includes this gem of a comment by founder Alexander Johns: “I had tried and failed to domesticate this feral cat, was being evicted, lost all of my belongings. I was living on this couch, somehow it snowballed into starting a project space.” Would-be gallerists, take note.
Holly Shen Chavez interviews Roberta Sutton and Christian Finbar Kelly on the opening of Armature Art Space, run out of the basement of their refurbished home. The space, which includes studios, a gallery, and a dark-room, was created to be the “bones on which NYC artists, working in traditional methods, can sculpt, drape, focus, paint and build community.”
It’s not too late to visit Armature’s inaugural exhibition, Arena, which features a group of six local and international artists. Hurry though – exhibit ends May 4.
Art is Music is Art is an AiB regular feature exploring the relationship between art and music. This week Sarah Reynolds interviews artist Michael Shaeffer, who waxes poetic on ‘Matter Vs. Space’, by Beulah.
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