Open Studios


Contributed by Sharon Butler / Artists flew in from all over the world for Bushwick Open Studios, and several participated in ALLTOGETHERNOW, a collaborative drawing project and abstract painting exhibition organized by Bushwick artist Julie Torres. Once the roster of participating artists was determined via Facebook, Torres helped select work and arranged for everyone to stay at the homes of local artists. Here are a few images from the drawing party, exhibition, and some images of work by individual artists grabbed from their websites. I’m looking forward to seeing if the experience leads to new collaborations between the participants, and whether individual styles and images begin to migrate from artist to artist.

Paul Behnke, Austin Thomas, Julie Torres and Brian Cypher during the collaborative drawing party on Wednesday night at the Hyperallergic office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photo: Vincent Hawkins.
 Julie Torres, Stephen Wright, Justine Frischman, Ian White Williams, Paul Behnke, Brian Cypher, David E. Williams and Brian Edmonds organize their work and figure out how to hang the show at The Coin Locker. Photo: Vincent Hawkins.
Brian Cypher (Washington)
 Brian Edmonds (Alabama)
David T. Miller (Pennsylvania)
Ian White Williams (Philadelphia)
 Inga Dalrymple (Sydney, Australia)
 Julie Alexander (Seattle)
Justine Frischmann (San Francisco)
Peter Shear (Bloomington, Indiana)

 Julie Torres (Brooklyn, New York)

 Stephen Wright (Los Angeles)
Vincent Hawkins (London, UK)
 Yifat Gat (Aix-en-Provence, France)
To learn more about the project, check out this interview with Julie Torres at Bushwick Daily.



ALLTOGETHERNOW,” organized by Julie Torres. The Coin Locker, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. June 1-3, 2012. Artists included Brian Cypher (Washington), Brian Edmonds (Alabama), David T. Miller (Pennsylvania), Ian White Williams (Philadelphia), Inga Dalrymple (Sydney, Australia), Julie Alexander (Seattle), Justine Frischmann (San Francisco), Peter Shear (Bloomington, Indiana), Stephen Wright (Los Angeles), Vincent Hawkins (London, UK), Yifat Gat (Aix-en-Provence, France).


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  1. Really nice post! Happy to have been part of it.

  2. It was a real blast to meet everyone and make work together , and am so looking forward to repeating it again sometime. Thanks for putting this post together Sharon !

  3. such a great idea!! -Suzan

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