Do you ever get caught up in Buzzfeed lists of 90’s nostalgia or ’25 Ways to Tell You’re a Kid of the 90’s’? Still seems like the 90’s were just yesterday – or if you were born in the 90’s, you missed (most of) it! Speaking of nostalgia and great things passed, it still feels like
2015 was just last weekend. We were all caught up in the
that we’re still on our BOS hangover cures. Have yourself a hair of the dog weekend with new shows opening at CHASM, 99¢ Plus Gallery and Honey Ramka, and catch up on shows you might have missed during BOS!
#1 “CONFINE” @ CHASM (FRI 7-9 pm)
56 Bogart Street
Maximalism meets minimalism in CHASM’s “CONFINE,” a collaborative two-artist exhibition of the whimsical illustrations of Karan Singh and the photography of Ward Roberts. Their hyper-optical spatial abstractions collide to draw on themes of loneliness and isolation in contemporary life. Karan’s work embodies a form of animated visual overload, Ward captures the minimalist beauty and pathos of abandoned sports courts as they serve as precursors to stadium spectacles. In both forms of landscape, an underlying meaning and innate energy are meant to be sensed among the shifting compositions.
#2 “CONTROL PANEL” @ Honey Ramka (FRI 6-9 pm)
56 Bogart Street
Channeling a machine aesthetic, the formal works of “Control Panel” set the stage for an “anxious chamber quickened by patterns, programs, and other visual/aural tics, rhythms, and effects.” Iterations of technological types, processes and modes will be presented by arists James Clark, Linda Francis, Micah Ganske, Ben Garthus, Tom Moody and Yael Rechter. Honey Ramka will also present drawings from the in-progress graphic novel ‘The Electrician,’ by Salman Toor. Filling the project space with the strangeness of the supernatural, highlights themes and social conflicts of contemporary Pakistani life.
#3 “Sky’s The Limit” @ 99¢ Plus Gallery (FRI 7-10 pm)
238 Wilson Avenue
Sacha Vega pairs landscape photographs and awards objects for “Sky’s The Limit” this Friday at 99¢ Plus Gallery. In a sculptural intervention to encourage the viewers’ physical interaction, Vega draws ideas from the tropes of motivational language (i.e. “the sky’s the limit”), creating puns with the nature imagery embedded within the language. The back and forth between the photographs of awards and staged settings encourages viewers to answer for themselves who the authority on value, taste and praise are when it comes to one’s work.
Current shows with gallery hours this weekend
“Victory Over the Sun” @ ODETTA (Through July 5th)
229 Cook Street
“Victory Over the Sun” opened on June 5, 2015 during Bushwick Open Studios with recent works by Gilbert Hsiao and Mary Judge. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 1 ‐ 4 pm and by appointment.
“A. F. O. T. D. T. D.” @ Fresh Window (Through July 26th)
56 Bogart Street
“A. F. O. T. D. T. D.” (A failure of the day to day) opened June 12, 2015 with recent works by Jeff Feld. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 1-6 pm.
“TECHNOPHILIA” @ Transfer Gallery (Through July 11th)
1030 Metropolitan Avenue
“TECHNOPHILIA” opened on June 13, 2015 with with works by Faith Holland. Viewings are every Saturday from 2 – 6 pm and by appointment.
“Painting in Trees” @ The People’s Garden (Through June 28th)
1237-1241 Broadway (at Greene Avenue)
Paintings in Trees is an exhibition of painting and sculpture meant to bring Bushwick’s community into The People’s Garden. The works went up May 30, 2015 and will be on display through June 28th.