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#NoBSBOS Guide to the O.G.'s of Bushwick

Before Bushwick had New York Times write-ups and citywide acclaim for its art scene, it was a silent, sleeping hub of creative ingenuity

Meryl Meisler. Image via Arts in Bushwick

Before Bushwick had New York Times write-ups and citywide acclaim for its art scene, it was a silent, sleeping hub of creative ingenuity. We all gotta raise our glasses high for the O.G.'s responsible for putting this place on the map, and what better way to do so than check out their work during Bushwick Open Studios that brought us here?

Rafael Fuchs @ Fuchs Projects, 56 Bogart St. (FRI-SUN 12-8PM) 

Have you seen this guy around? He's Bushwick's quintessential photographer-extraordinaire, and he's showcasing his photography in his gallery this BOS. Sure to be a happening spot as always.

Rafael Fuchs. Image via Arts in Bushwick.

 

Owl Juice Pub @ 48 Wyckoff Ave. (FRI-SUN, June 8AM-7PM) 

Owl Juice Pub is founded by a couple of dope Bushwick ladies, Leticia Castillo and Carmen Valerio. They're using their spot for Meer Musa, a photography show.

 

3rd Ward Brooklyn @ 195 Morgan Ave. (FRI 7:30-11:30PM)

Seeking Space is a curated show of work in East Williamsburg's pioneering artistic hub. 3rd Ward's space has been home to many artists, designers and creators in East Williamsburg for years.

Seeking Space. Image via Arts in Bushwick.

 

Moore St Retail Market @ 110 Moore St. (SAT 10AM-7PM, SUN 10AM-5PM) 

The Moore St Retail Market has been around since the 1940s. Local Miriam Castillo has designed a mural for BOS at the market with the help of students from P.S. 291.

 

Daryl-Ann Saunders @ The Loom lobby, 1087 Flushing Ave. (FRI-SUN 12-7PM)

Saunders' ongoing project, Pioneers of Bushwick, focuses on longtime Bushwick residents. This photo show was originally showcased at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in 2012-2013.

 

Deborah Brown @ Storefront Ten Eyck, 324 Ten Eyck St, Ground Floor. (SAT-SUN 12-7PM) 

Brown is the founder of Storefront Bushwick, a gallery spot that put Bushwick arts on map. Furthermore she is a Community Board 4 member and a driving force behind joint Bushwick galleries actions. She's exhibiting her scrap metal-inspired paintings. RESPECT.

Deborah Brown. Image via Arts in Bushwick.

Legend of Drafts @ Centotto,  250 Moore St. #108. (SAT-SUN 2-6PM)

Paul D'Agostino, Bushwick's true renaissance man is a scholar, writer, and Roberta Smith-glorified artist. He opened a gallery in his loft on Moore St during BOS 2007 and has since continued to be a Bushwick art community stepping stone. Go see Legends of Drafts, a big group show of studies designed to give you a taste of some local artists' work, and then tell you where to go check out their studios.c

Meg Lipke @ 347 Troutman St #223. (SAT-SUN 12-7PM)

Lipke is an artist who co-founded Northeast Kingdom (which makes a mean roasted bobo chicken, BTW). She created a wrap-around painting that will cover the walls of a gallery for BOS.

Norte Maar @ 83 Wyckoff Ave #1B. (Sat 11AM-2PM)

One of the most prolific curators who has constantly been introducing Bushwick outside of his borders, Jason Andrew invited many of his favorite neighborhood artists to come together and to create varied portraits of the favorite neighborhood pet, Fern Dog. Bring yo' pooch! Awwwwww.

 

Andrew Szobody's Fern. Image via Norte Maar

 

Meryl Meisler - Defying Devastation: Bushwick Then and Now @ The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway. (FRI 7-11PM, SAT-SUN 12-7PM) 

Meisler, a former Bushwick teacher in the 1980s, is showing her photographs which depict the hood then and now. She's teamed up with writer Vanessa Mártir again this year after last year's success with Defying Devastation: Bushwick in the 80's.

Gary Giordano @ 55 Meadow St #226. (FRI 5-8PM, SAT-SUN 12-7PM) 

Giordano's paintings are inspired by Bushwick and East Williamsburg's industrial landscape, which has remained similar for years.

David Pappaceno @ English Kills, 114 Forrest St. (SAT-SUN 12-7PM)

One of the first and the best galleries in the neighborhood, English Kills ran by  Chris Harding, is presenting paintings and sculptures of David Pappaceno. Stop by at the opening on Saturday, 6-9PM.

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