- 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.
- Part of a huge installation of wooden houses in Ali Aschman's studio at 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.
- A Lawrence Weiner piece in "Through the Warp" at Regina Rex.
- 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).
- 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.
- "Skull," a paper statue by Joel Dugan.
- Some very realistic tree bark sculptures by Eric Lindveit.
- Drawings by Chain inside an installation made of hundreds of boutique shopping bags.
- 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.
- Superb painting by Nathan Pickett at Curbs & Stoops.
- Kyu Seok Oh's herd of paper sheep at 56 Bogart.
- 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