Indie rock and Polish delis, as it turns out, aren't the only thriving cultural scenes in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Once again working hand in hand with the Williamsburg Gallery Association, this year's edition of Northside will aim to spotlight the emerging visual artists who call New York home. Throughout the festival, we'll be incorporating exhibitions, special events and musical performances at over 25 of the most respected art galleries in the 'hood.
UPDATE: All galleries will be open late on Friday, June 25, until 9 pm.
Check out the schedule of events below. For more detail, check out the Williamsburg Gallery Association website.
Conrad Ventur, Screen Tests Revisited
In this filmic narrative inspired by the Warholian era, Brooklyn-based artist Conrad Ventur captures the days of the notorious factory by recreating Billy Name’s original Warhol screen tests. Through June 28.
Erica Ranee, Sweet Talk
Through semi-abstract, mixed media paintings, Ranee explores the rap culture and how black women are lured into this gilded lifestyle and sexually exploited. Through June 27.
Erika Ranee will give a talk about her works on June 25 at 8 pm.
Liubo Borissov, Crowdsource
The multimedia artist focuses on the inextricable link between humans and machinery and the 1984-esque notion that the machines are always watching. Opening June 26.
Daytime reception featuring live music on Saturday, June 26 by Party of Virgins and Live Footage.
Enamel Kingdom, Kenji Nakayama, Morgan Thomas, Thomas Buildmore, Donald O’Finn, Shock Therapy!
Art as therapy is not such a new idea, but art as shock therapy is. This exhibition, featuring the works of four artists and one filmmaker, is about regaining control through art -- a way to control the chaos. Through July 23.
Live silk-screening on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27. Bring anything you’d like to have silk-screened! From June 24-27, Phil’s collection of urban-wear, “Conehead Hoodies” will also be on display.
"Candyrot" Fashion exhibition.
Art 101 Brooklyn: Denise Corley, Works on Paper
Composed using gouache paints and grids, the Williamsburg painter refers to her works as “visual poems.” Through July 11.
Causey Contemporary: Sonjie Feliciano Solomon, Frozen and Filtered and Amanda Dow Thompson, Phantasm
Frozen and Filtered features organza sculptures, paintings and wall pieces created combining mathematics and artistic insight. Phantasm, a collection of mixed media drawings and sculptural installations, plays with illusion and invites the viewer to dig beneath the surface to uncover various contradictions.
Join the Brooklyn Filmmaker’s Collective in viewing a special screening of “Feline Frenzy” on its opening night, June 25 at 7pm.
Various Artists, Marked: A Show of Figure
Six artists use the figure to reflect personal narratives of their own design.
Monthly Dinner Series on June 25 featuring Figure Ates (RSVP required). Music Night on June 26 from 8-10pm including The Dan Peck Trio, Eskimo King and Drunk Decade. Music from 12-7pm on Sunday, June 27.
Join Amsterdam-based artist Rob List in the last weekend of his collaborative, interactive performance project at Parker’s Box complete with workshops, as well as both solo and interactive performances.
View The Trophy Room on June 27 in the Showroom.
Various Artists, Influences
This exhibition is dedicated to the many artists who have influenced Randall Harris, the founder and director of Figureworks.
Too Soon Festival
The last weekend of the Too Soon Festival will offer 11 stage performances from Thursday-Sunday, including RIP JD, a film celebrating the life and death of author JD Salinger. Visit the website to see the complete schedule.
Various artists, Drawing of the Year
Drawing of the Year is an exhibition comprised of works on paper by all the artists that have shown at Camel over the past year; a year in review if you will. The works in show are 'drawing/printmaking/photography' related, but this theme has also been interpreted more loosely, taken more liberal towards whatever means lied within the artist's methodology. Simultaneously will this be a celebratory event to toast to the anniversary of Camel Art Space.