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Baby It's Cold Outside: Top Weekend Art Picks to Keep You Warm (There May or May Not Be Fire Involved)

1673 Gates Ave

#1. "Plant Stands" @ Songs for Presidents (FRI 6-9PM)

1673 Gates Ave. Ridgewood 

Inspired by an antique store visit taken by artists Kelly Kaczynski, Julia Klein and Nancy Shaver in 2011, "Plant Stand" presents work by these artists that "exists in the capacious space prompted by their shared retail/aesthetic/domestic experience". Both "plant" and "stand" have various meanings and concepts, both powerful but yet also immobile.

Songs for Presidents is a recently opened artist-run gallery space and creative hub located on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border, steps from the Myrtle-Wyckoff or Seneca M.

#2 "Force Majeure: 10 New Commandments" Exhibition of Anonymous Boh, Non Grata Group @ Grace Exhibition Space (FRI 9-11 PM)

840 Broadway, 2nd floor, Brooklyn (Performances & Exhibition $5-$15)

Grace Exhibition Space, most notable for its dedication to bringing awesome performance art to Brooklyn, is set to host Non Grata, an Estonian performance art group that dishes out some raw and daring pieces. In the past, Non Grata Group has included fire, smoke and bullhorns into their performances- so it is expected that this one will be nothing less than exciting.

#3 "Power Hungry" @ Air Circulation (FRI 7-9PM)

160 Randolph St, Brooklyn

Power Hungry, a collaborative photo project by artists Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin, takes a closer look at the foods that dictators have eaten throughout time and how it has always been used as a weapon - to either oppress or even starve. Hoping to allow the viewer to become aware of the stark differences between the very fortunate and the less fortunate, Henry and Caitlin invite viewers to the table to see these visualized contradictions.

#4 "The Knotted" @ Pseudo Empire (SAT 6-10PM)

467 Troutman Street, (entrance on Cypress) Brooklyn 

"The Knotted," curated by the collective "Bull & Ram" (aka Yevgenia Baras and Eve Lateiner), bring together the work of two artists from very different backgrounds, thus creating a "conversation" between the two individuals' pieces. Included in "The Knotted" is Brooklyn-based painted, Zahar Vaks, and sculptor Nancy Azara, who has worked in NY since the 1970s.

#5 "Peculiar Objects" Closing Reception @ Lorimoto(SUN 4-6PM)

1623 Hancock St, Ridgewood 

This Sunday is your last chance to check out "Peculiar Objects," a group art show inspired by the exhibiting artists' relationships to everyday objects and discarded items that have been repurposed or referenced in their work. Lorimoto will be open its usual Sunday gallery hours of 1-6PM and then will have refreshments and goodies 4-6PM to close out the show.

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