Favorites from Galleries and Studios We Visited During Bushwick Open Studios 2011

06/06/2011 2:10 PM |

Paintings and architectural fantasies in Jeremy Olsons verdant studio at 1717 Troutman Street.
  • Paintings and architectural fantasies in Jeremy Olson’s verdant studio at 1717 Troutman Street.

There was so much happening at Bushwick Open Studios 2011 this weekend that I barely managed to visit a fraction of the buildings, studios and shows that I had planned to—1717 Troutman Street singlehandedly took up most of my Saturday afternoon. But here are some of the highlights from that building, a handful of others, and a few of the nabe’s great galleries.

A whole-in-the-wall architectural diorama by Jeremy Olson.
  • A whole-in-the-wall architectural diorama by Jeremy Olson.

Part of a huge installation of wooden houses in Ali Aschmans studio at 1717 Troutman.
  • Part of a huge installation of wooden houses in Ali Aschman’s studio at 1717 Troutman.

An in-progress sculpture by John OReilly at the BluBox studio in 1717 Troutman.
  • An in-progress sculpture by John O’Reilly at the BluBox studio in 1717 Troutman.

Also in the BluBox studio, these silvery cherubs by Peter Mulhausser.
  • Also in the BluBox studio, these silvery cherubs by Peter Mulhausser.

A Lawrence Weiner in Through the Warp at Regina Rex.
  • A Lawrence Weiner piece in “Through the Warp” at Regina Rex.

Creepy surveillance footage of security guards by Lawrence Mesich viewed through air vents.
  • Creepy surveillance footage of security guards by Lawrence Mesich viewed through air vents.

Possibly my favorite discovery on Saturday, these incredibly detailed abstract paintings by Lisa Corinne Davis at 1717 Troutman (I was in that one building for well over two hours).
  • Possibly my favorite discovery on Saturday, these incredibly detailed abstract paintings by Lisa Corinne Davis at 1717 Troutman (I was in that one building for well over two hours).

At 1182 Flushing Avenue, Bjorn Meyer-Ebrechts studio featured two of these monochrome architectural watercolor painting assemblages.
  • At 1182 Flushing Avenue, Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht’s studio featured two of these monochrome architectural watercolor painting assemblages.

Beautiful ink and watercolor piece by Max Razdow at 1717 Troutman.
  • Beautiful ink and watercolor piece by Max Razdow at 1717 Troutman.

This skull, possiby made of post-it notes, was sitting on top of a bookshelf in a studio.
  • “Skull,” a paper statue by Joel Dugan.

Some very realistic tree bark sculptures by Eric Lindveit.
  • Some very realistic tree bark sculptures by Eric Lindveit.

Drawings by Chain inside an installation made of hundreds of boutique shopping bags.
  • Drawings by Chain inside an installation made of hundreds of boutique shopping bags.

Cant for the life of me figure out who this organic-looking climbing fabric sculpture at 56 Bogart Street was by.
  • Can’t for the life of me figure out who made this organic-looking climbing fabric sculpture at 56 Bogart Street.

Surprisingly vertical painting by Jason Mones at the Curbs & Stoops Active Space.
  • Surprisingly vertical painting by Jason Mones at the Curbs & Stoops Active Space.

Superb painting by Nathan Pickett at Curbs & Stoops.
  • Superb painting by Nathan Pick­ett at Curbs & Stoops.

Kyu Seok Ohs herd of paper sheep at 56 Bogart.
  • Kyu Seok Oh’s herd of paper sheep at 56 Bogart.

And, embarrassingly, I didnt manage to photograph my favorite find of the weekend, these incredible resin columns by Jack Henry at 119 Ingraham Street, so this photo is from his website.
  • And, embarrassingly, I didn’t manage to photograph my favorite find of the weekend, these incredible resin columns by Jack Henry at 119 Ingraham Street, so this photo is from his website.

And can I mention the absolute worst thing I saw all weekend as well? Maybe I’ll just link to his website.

3 Comment

  • Mark my words kids- Bushwick is now the epicenter of hipsterdom. That place down the road- Williamsburg, it

  • @scallyway. It’s not quite that simple. The notion that artists are “displaced” or “pushed” so to speak, from Williamsburg to Bushwick, so that Williamsburg becomes “hold hat” and Bushwick becomes “the new thing” etc. etc. etc. … is an urban myth and a narrative without much support in the facts. During the Northside Open Studios, I went into perhaps half a dozen industrial buildings right in the heart of the Northside and right on the waterfront. There were more artists camped out in any one of these buildings than I can recall in the entire neighborhood when I lived here 20 odd years ago. And they were all in their 20s and 30s. These were no “grandfathered” middle-aged hipsters from back in the day. The truth is that artist colonization has lost no steam in ANY North Brooklyn neighborhood. It proceeds apace in the heart of the Northside as it does in Bushwick, and it functions in an economic relationship with gentrification, and as a necessary component of gentrification.

  • @ethanpettit
    This is far too intelligent and thoughtful a comment for such an empty, moronic article (the one in the link posted by Scallywag). But thanks for it, nonetheless.