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.
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