Bushwick Open Studios, considered the best open studio event in New York, is just around the corner. This year, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Two Coats of Paint, I invited
Austin Thomas of Pocket Utopia, one of the first artist-run spaces in
Bushwick (recently reopened on Henry Street in the Lower East Side), to curate a painting exhibition at Two Coats’s new Bushwick HQ.
Please stop by on Saturday, June 2, 4 pm, for an artists’ reception and conversation about painting (and some cake!)
Open during Bushwick Open Studios: June 1, 6-8pm, June 2-3, 12-7pm. Artists’ Reception on Saturday, June 2, 4pm. Want to let us know you’re coming? RSVP on the INQUIRY Facebook Event page.
What people said about past Bushwick Open Studios:
NAMED BEST OPEN STUDIO BY THE L MAGAZINE: �Other studio-dense
districts like Long Island City, Gowanus, Red Hook and Sunset Park can�t
compete with the spectacular quantity and quality of the art being
produced in converted warehouses beyond East Williamsburg. Nor does any
other neighborhood have a group quite like Arts in Bushwick to get
everyone coordinated for a massive one-weekend art party.� � The L
Magazine � full story
�For people whose art forays rarely extend beyond Chelsea�s
Thursday-night gallery openings, the festival in Bushwick, Brooklyn,
held mostly in alternative spaces, offers entr�e into a more underground
scene.� � Melena Ryzik, The New York Times � full story
�New York art critic Jerry Saltz recently described the
thriving scene in Bushwick as the �closest thing to the �80s East
Village.� And Bushwick�s culture producers do tend to run their DIY
galleries out of living rooms, storefronts and forsaken industrial
spaces. But behind the neighborhood�s creative mayhem, there�s a
distinctly organized, promotion-savvy streak.� � Anne Wehr, WNYC � full story
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