Kiefer, DeFeo, Gatson and Copley, et. al., in this merely circumstantially Frieze Week suite of art picks from our 5/8 issue.
Greenpoint based David Brandon Geeting is a still life and portrait photographer who uses friends and findings to create musings on daily Brooklyn experience. With precarious balancing acts and unexpected arrangements of otherwise overlooked household items, he strategically (notice liquor store window reference) handles the item we all treat the most lovingly in Brooklyn—BOOZE.
What is your work's relation to the issue theme?
Whenever I drink I have the craziest dreams. A lot of my work is based on subconscious decisions - I make the best stuff when I'm not thinking about it.
Where can we see your work this next year?
The FADER, Bloomberg Businessweek, in a lookbook for Levi's, possibly in a gallery in DUMBO, and possibly on your bedroom wall.
If you're single and hating it, leave it to your friends at The L to help. We've teamed up with the minds behind HowAboutWe to create Brooklyn Dating, a service that will (hopefully) help change online dating and find you the Brooklynite of your dreams. If you're trying to go on some dates, instead of spending all of your valuable time filling out compatibility tests, just go on some dates. We know this sounds scary, but we make it easy. Just visit Brooklyn Dating, pick the outing that sounds the most interesting to you (or come up with one of your own), make an account (if you haven't already), and go! Just go.
Every week, we'll post three of our favorite Brooklyn dates to aid you in your search for a soulmate. So get off your laptop, (or your iPad or iPhone or iPod or whatever) and go fall in love. Click here to get started, and you can find the three best Brooklyn dates of the week after the jump.
Check out Celine Legrosís handmade canels at her Zaarly storefront. A former lawyer, Celine began organizing cooking classes outside of her day job. Eventually she decided to leave law to pursue baking full-time. Now she sells delicious custard pastries available in small and large quantities and even delivers right to your door.
If momís not the caramelized custard type, then consider giving her a beauty product from Glory Boon. Proprietor Alexandra began by making hand-crafted soaps and moisturizers for herself and family members. As demand grew, she moved to full-time and now she sells a large variety of paraben-, phthalate-, sulfate-, and cruelty-free products through her Zaarly storefront.
Mom would love the vegan body lotion, which comes in grapefruit and lavender scents, and revitalizes the skin with natural aloe vera. Or perhaps the pink rose clay facial mask. A favorite among her customers, it naturally draws oils and dirt to the surface of the skin while also exfoliating. And after that she can apply goat milk face moisturizer, which improves collagen density, acts as an anti-inflammatory, diminishes small skin abrasions.
For more local Brooklyn and NYC gift ideas your mom or wife will love, check out the many storefronts on Zaarly.
Solo shows of new works by Gatson, Wilson, Munson and Ballou are the art picks compiled for our 4/24 issue.
Recontextualizations of nature, or Nature, and various forms of mystery bind together several of these art picks from our 4/10 print issue.
A rarely so fully sung ode to a certain someone's namesake and a veritable steal of a show add harmony and thievery to this set of art picks from our 3/27 issue.
A year's worth of late-career carvings as paintings and reflections of Armory shows past and present bracket this set of art picks from our 3/13 issue.
We like to scour Craigslist during the art fairs. There’s something about a shopping mall for art that turns people on, and that fertile, sexy ground placed before us makes our job easy. We often find a bacchanalian chorus of missed connections, personal encounters, and all types of insipid passion. With this year’s 2013 Armory Show though, the postings were slim.
Sure, the trumpets of desire were tooted, but the songs were flat, deflated, and they were often sung by...your aunt and uncle. That’s right, most of the postings were made by middle-aged men and women in need of platonic dates to the fair. Nobody wanted to get laid! That’s not sexy, and we’re not used to that. Still, we managed to find some gems within these chaste offerings.
With last week’s art fairs, we’ve had enough of Manhattan to last us til April. Enough with those guys. This week is (almost) all Brooklyn.
Wednesday, a handicap taxi with a Richard Nixon hood ornament came to pick me up outside the Gershwin Theater parking lot. I’d come to claim my free ride to the Armory from artist Daniel J Wilson, where he’s displaying his sound piece— conversations he’s recorded from his passengers, collaged by his composer/musician sister Catherine Wilson.
4Chan founder Christopher Poole (aka moot) has repeatedly referred to running his site, which receives roughly 20 million visitors per month, as a “hobby”. He’s not making money off a site for sharing images and generating memes, but rather than making 4Chan more family-friendly, he’s trying his hand at a handful of other start ups.
Those projects, Canvas and DrawQuest, revel in the same type of crowd sharing and remix culture of 4Chan, but with greater mass-appeal. DrawQuest, an iPad-only app and the newest addition to Poole’s projects was launched two weeks ago, and already it’s received over half-a-million downloads. That’s not bad for 4Chan-lite.
This week, you're going to the art fairs. Our own Paul D’Agnostino has already compiled a round up of critical opinions on the subject, but here’s a quick outline to help you identify where you should go this week.
Given the degree to which the culture as a whole remains committed to taking every possible opportunity to look back on days gone by, remembering them more fondly than appropriate because it's just easier that way, there's perhaps no better way to spend a Tuesday night than hanging out at the New Museum drinking 90s themed drinks while wearing 90s-ish clothes and listening to 90s music. Oh, and also taking in the new exhibition, "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star." We have photos, thank goodness, courtesy of Alli Coates.
We learned through the grapevine this week that there's a new net art gallery coming to Bushwick. Transfer is scheduled to open March 16th, and we’re excited.
Marko Velk's masterly charcoal marks and Matt Blackwell's masticable textures in backwards march head up the roster in this round of art picks from our 2/3 issue.
This week we’ve learned that horse meat has snuck its way into Irish grocery-store burgers and IKEA meatballs. Now most of Europe suffers from a collective hangover, plagued by the thought of accidentally ingesting such a regal creature possibly full of hormones. They didn’t know! Well, most people can’t tell the difference between a beef burger and a horse burger just by looking at it.
And just like we don’t know what’s gone into those burgers and meatballs, there’s countless works of art that don’t specify the meat they use. Holy hell: We don’t know if Carolee Schneemann used beef or ham in Meat Joy!
In response to this, we’ve come up with “The Horse Meat or Meat in Art Quiz” to help suss out what we do know. The answers are in upside-down text, revealed after the multiple choice questions.
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