The 12 Best Brooklyn Art Shows of 2012

12/17/2012 5:00 AM |


Matt Freedman, The Golem of Ridgewood, at Valentine Gallery.
Freedman deployed concoction, adoption and ambiguous forms of parody in the creation of the vast historical narrative The Golem of Ridgewood, a research project of sorts that the artist fleshed out with films, creepy arcana and mixedly gnomic sculptures. Sound eerily intriguing, perhaps? It was. And then some. (Still scratching head.)

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  • Great recap of 2012! Wanted to call out the 5th Year for Brooklyn Studio Tours for 2013. It ran the Bay Ridge tour last year and are currently focusing on the 9th running artwalk in Red Hook & Carroll Gardens June 1 & 2, 2013. More info can be found on

    We would love to cross promote the other tours happening this year as well! Hoping all are smashing successes!