Without a doubt one of the most interesting art shows on view in Bushwick right now is no more. The huge plexi monolith at Storefront Bushwick cracked. This site-specific installation by Adam Parker Smith had to be abruptly uninstalled one week before the planned ending of the show. “I was at the gallery yesterday to meet a group of students […], when I noticed huge cracks forming on the monolith,” the gallery owner Deborah Brown emailed us. “I could hear the glass starting to crack and the fissures were spreading. It was alarming because the piece is 9′ high, and it was dangerous,” Deborah continued.

Deborah evaluated the situation together with Adam Parker Smith and decided to take down the futuristic monolith this morning.

2001: A Space Odyssey meets California Air and Light Minimalism was one of the two pieces at Adam Parker Smith’s solo show at Storefront Bushwick. The piece has been attracting crowds of people into the tiny Bushwick art space that once used to serve as a tax office.

However, there is also something good about the cracked piece – Storefront Bushwick has installed three new pieces by Adam Parker Smith and the show will continue until February 3, 2013.


Storefront Bushwick will be open in its regular weekend hours 1-6PM.