Brooklyn Galleries Go on Vacation

12/24/2012 9:00 AM |

We imagine gallerists running rampant on vacation.

  • We imagine gallerists running rampant on vacation.

Most of Brooklyn’s galleries have closed for the holidays, but for our readers who really have nothing to do but see art, we’ve put together a schedule for the week. Here’s a rundown of which spaces will be open and shut, and when they’ll reopen in January. Now you’ll know how to keep the out-of-towners busy.


Luhring Augustine
25 Knickerbocker Avenue
Closed: December 22, 2012, Guido van der Werve, Works 2003 – 2009
Reopens: February 1, 2013, Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors

Guido van der Werve’s show at Luhring Augustine was one of my favorite Brooklyn shows this year. Unfortunately, Saturday was your last chance.

et al projects
56 Bogart Street
Closes: January 1, 2013, Devon Dunhill Clapp, die weiße Schweinehund
Reopens: January 11, 2013, Lester Johnson, Three Men in Hats

Thankfully, this show will be up through the new year. For those of you who enjoy goopily painted ass cheeks.

56 Bogart Street
Closed: December 22, 2012, The Escape from the Banal
Reopens: January 4, 2013, The Order of Things

Momenta Art
56 Bogart Street
Closed: November 25, 2012, That. There. Then.
Reopens: January 11, 2013, Brooklyn/Montreal Exchange: Sebastién Cliché, Sylvie Cotton, Chelsea Knight, Mark Tribe

Momenta’s already closed for the year and NURTUREart closed Saturday. You missed that boat, but the new year’s just around the corner.

Storefront Bushwick
16 Wilson Avenue
Closes: December 23, 2012, Surfaces, Supports: Tatiana Berg and Evan Nesbit, curated by David Harper; Mark Sengbusch (project space)
Reopens: January 4, 2013, 9:4:1, Adam Parker Smith

Storefront Bushwick is one of Brooklyn’s more playful, colorful spaces, and we’re excited for the upcoming Adam Parker Smith show; Storefront showcased his work at this year’s Bushwick Basel and hands down, his solo booth was one of the best we saw.


60 N. 6th Street
Closes: Not closing! Edward Schexnayder, Uncanny Valley, runs through January 14, 2013

One of Williamsburg’s hidden gems, Southfirst is tucked away just down the street from American Apparel and the Williamsburg Music Hall. We haven’t seen Schexnayder’s current installation—but we’ll drop by this week. All we know is it involves a mirrors, IKEA, and crushed glass, all pretty big trends in art right now. Jack Early and Ellen Takata both had excellent shows at Southfirst earlier this year, and this year, we expect more of the same from these guys.

177 N. 9th St. Brooklyn
Closed: December 23, 2012, Yoon Lee, Road to Abstraction
Reopens: January 14, 2013, Isabelle Hayeur, Death in Absentia; Andrea Way (Gallery 2)

Pierogi (The Boiler)
191 N. 14th St. Brooklyn
Closed: Nov 18, 2012, Andrew Ohanesian The House Party
Reopens: January 11, 2013, Kevin Cooley, Skyward

Pierogi has two spaces in Williamsburg: the “big” one over in a warehouse close to Greenpoint will reopen in January with a series of work by Kevin Cooley. Their smaller space will kick off the year with a show of Isabelle Hayeur’s disaster-inspired photographs. Happy New Year.

Holiday Art Bonus

The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

The Brooklyn Museum won’t be going anywhere for the holidays. Except for closing on Christmas Day, they’ll be adhering to their regular schedule.

The Brooklyn Museum won’t be going anywhere for the holidays. Except for closing on Christmas Day, they’ll be adhering to their regular schedule.