Bushwick Open Studios has been bringing recognition to artists and fostering a community-wide appreciation of the arts for 11 years. Visitors from all boroughs will take over the Bushwick streets this weekend for pop-up art shows, studio visits, screenings, and of course, people watching. Whether you’re in the mood for a solo art stroll or absinthe and carnies, you’ll have plenty to do this weekend. Here are thirteen happenings you won’t want to miss:
Factory ArtSpace//16-30 Stephen St.//Sept 23, performances at 2, 4, and 6 p.m.
This performance will question death and self-actualization as a follow-up to Factory ArtSpace’s performance last year (which was highlighted by W Magazine’s as a top pick of Bushwick Open Studios 2016.)
Paradice Palase//1263 Bushwick Ave.//Opening Sept. 22 6-9 p.m., continues through Sept. 24
Centered around women in the arts, Wise Blood will provide a window into the decades-long interdisciplinary practices of seven women.
RSVP at www.paradicepalase.com
Throwing Tomatoes and Making Marks
B[x] Gallery//203 Harrison Pl. 3rd floor//Sept. 23-24 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nari Kim aims to neutralize objects by repurposing typically male objects within female-centered works.
Sculpture by Nari Kim (image courtesy of Brooklyn Brush)
90 moves in nine seconds (The Jackie Series 2001-2017)
109 Ingraham st.//All day every day through Sept. 24
Jen Durbin presents her her ongoing, sixteen-year study on The Zapruder film as a series of sculptural meditations on Jackie O’s pink hat.
So What Did You Do With The Money? The Monetized Negro And The Poltergeist Of My Family’s Story within American History
ADO Project//Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St., Ground Floor Main Gallery//Sept 22 6-10 p.m., continues through Oct. 1
David B. Frye offers a poignant series of paintings and sculptures that examine his family’s experience post-1865 and the experience of the family that owned them.
Overhang Gallery//119 Ingraham St., Suite 308//Opening Sept. 22 6–9 p.m., Sept. 23-24 11 a.m.-4 p.m., continues through Nov. 5
Eight artists use their practice to explore the aesthetics and sensations of nighttime.
More at 119 Ingraham St. here!
Salon-Style Show for Bushwick Open Studios
Space 776//229 Central Ave.//Opening Sept. 22 6-9 p.m., continues through Sept. 24
Over 40 local and international artists will present work around the theme of inclusivity. There will be an experimental sound presentation during the opening.
Open House//538 Hart St. ApT. 4//Opening Sept. 22 7-11 p.m., continues through Sept. 24
Artists craft mind-bending forms and distinct universes of their own for Open House’s debut group show.
Julia Sinelnikova: Resin & Video Experiments
NONBINARY Studios//17-17 Troutman St., #205//Sept. 23-24 12-7 p.m.
Intricate resin-based installations will be presented with video projections. A light performance will take place at 8 pm on September 24.
More at 17-17 Troutman St. here!
Meryl Meisler’s Sassy Circus & Creepy Clowns
Bizarre Black Box Gallery//12 Jefferson St.//Sept. 22-24 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Goth Rap Beach Party Sept. 22 at 10 p.m., Sassy Circus Open Bar Sept. 23 7-9 p.m. with music starting at 11 p.m.
Clown-enthusiast and Photographer Meryl Meisler shows photographs from The Greatest Show on Earth alongside her interpretations of the current administration.
Not Ok: Great Cartoons That Weren’t Good Enough
Kave Espresso Bar//119 Knickerbocker Ave.//Opening Sept. 22 6:30-10:30 p.m.
A huge group of cartoon artists will come together to show us their rejected New Yorker cartoons. You’ll get to chuckle along with the artists and drink some free beer while you’re at it.
Cutting Corners and Other Weird Torture
Wayfarers//1109 DeKalb Ave.//Opening Sept. 22 7-10 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
This event will feature new work by Austin-based artist Ryan Crowley. Huge sculptural pieces will take up the gallery and invite viewers to question the objects’ past uses and current meanings.
Group Show @ Roll Up Brooklyn
382 Jefferson St.//Opening Sept. 22 6 p.m. to late
This party features everyone’s favorite: free beer and free music. But in all seriousness, this art show inside of a motorcycle garage is not to be missed for its unique venue and embrace of the collaborative and open spirit of BOS weekend.
See all of the artist studios open for visitors, pop-up art shows, performances, and events on the BOS map!