Contributed by Sharon Butler / As some readers may remember, I went to the University of Connecticut for my MFA degree, and until last year, I taught an MFA seminar up in Storrs. These days my schedule doesn’t allow taking those beautiful foliage tours up to Storrs each week, so I invited the first- and second-year students for an afternoon tour of galleries in Bushwick. Fully funded, just like back in the day when I went there, UConn offers generous studio space in a bucolic setting, which gives the students time to think and make work without distraction. Every now and then, though, they like to emerge from their capacious studios to see what’s on view at the NYC galleries. We met at 56 Bogart, wound around the neighborhood, and ended at Sardine. Here’s a selection of the work we saw, with links in case readers can’t visit IRL.
The three hour tour (in order) included:
“Friends + Editions,” Theodore:Art, 56 Bogart Street.
“Standards of Living: Jeffrey Tranchell and Michael Wetzel,� Honey Ramka, 56 Bogart Street.
“Jessica Cannon: Rapid Cycle,” Honey Ramka, 56 Bogart Street.
“In & Out: Kate Teale and Marcy Rosewater,” Studio 10, 56 Bogart Street.
“Sharon Lawless: Reusable,” Robert Henry Contemporary, 56 Bogart Street.
“Petra Nimtz: Unwritten,” Soho20 Gallery, 56 Bogart Street.
“Kyoung eun Kang: 1402 Seok-Dong,” NurtureArt, 56 Bogart Street.
“Appearance: Patrick Carrara, Janet Passehl,” Odetta, 224 Cook Street.
“Rachel Rossin: Peak Performance,” Signal, 260 Johnson Street.
“Dusk to Dusk: Myeongsoo Kim and Jessie Rose Vala,“ Present Company, 250 Johnson Street.
“KARSHAN – SCHLITZ: IN DIALOGUE,” Silas von Morisse, 109 Ingraham Street.
“Travis Fitzgerald: Until Adwaita,” Interstate, 66 Knickerbocker Avenue.
“Anita Thacher: Anteroom,” Microscope, 1329 Willoughby Street.
“In Search Of: Aidan Koch and Dawit L. Petros,” Transmitter, 1329 Willoughby Street.
“Didier William: We Will Win,” TSA New York, 1329 Willoughby Street.
“Kyle Vu-Dunn: Leaves Don’t Thank the Sun,” Sardine, 1329 Willoughby Street.
Note: If you would like to arrange a gallery tour for your BFA and MFA students, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with STUDENT GALLERY TOUR in the subject area.