December, 2011

Paint brawl! Socialist-themed mural serves capitalism in Fort Greene

Art: One of the most-iconic images of 20th-century Socialism has been repurposed to serve capitalism — and has set off a war worthy of those long-battling ideologies. Comments (8)

Update! Brooklyn Paper saves ‘non-Christmas’ artwork at Downtown gallery!

Art: Con Edison has decided not to pull the plug on a holiday art show featuring “pagan”-themed pieces by a Park Slope artist, changing its corporate mind after a article highlighted the censorship. Comments (9)

Original story: So this is Christmas? Artist’s non-yule work censored from Con Ed gallery

Art: A Park Slope artist says her nature-centric woodcarving exhibit got tossed from a corporate art space in Downtown because it’s not “Christmas-appropriate.” Comments (9)

Write on! Graffiti legends relive the past in new gallery show

Art: It’s all at FiveMyles this weekend. Comments (8)

November, 2011

Glass houses! Check at the artwork — yes, artwork — at the Botanic Garden

Art: And it’s indoors, too! Comment

Jesus! This is one damn good art exhibit

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Brooklyn Museum’s controversial portrait show — including the ants crawling on the crucifix — is a hit! Comments (3)

Naval maneuver! New maritime history museum looks forward and back

Art: The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new museum and visitor’s center is as much about the history of what was once the center of American shipbuilding as it is about its even-brighter future. Comments (3)

Saved! ‘Offensive’ crucifix video will remain part of Brooklyn Museum show

Art: And you get to go see it on Friday. Comments (6)

Nude awakening! Brooklyn Museum shows work that was banned in D.C.

Art: The most controversial art exhibit in America is coming to Brooklyn on Nov. 18. Comment

Art project at Shake Shack site lets you consider life before death

Art: Help the homeless, build a school or maybe you just want to have sex with Beyonce. Comments (2)

And baby makes art! Kotak delivers a profound piece — and a son

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: A rave from The Butcher for Marni Kotak’s live birth in a Bushwick studio. Comments (6)

October, 2011

Modern times! New Brooklyn Museum show explores Jazz Age art

Art: After nearly five years of preparation, the Brooklyn Museum is finally ready to unveil its 100-plus piece exhibition honoring modernity, technology, and progress — but you can forget iPhone photos, iPad doodles and Cory Arcangel-type Nintendo sculptures; this is modernity, 1920s style. Comment

Just beat it — to Bushwick’s biannual art crawl

Art: It’s this Friday night. Comments (2)

Zen, art and motorcycle maintenance

Art: Vax Moto repair shop hosts a cool art exhibition. But put the pedal to the metal — it’s almost over. Comments (1)

‘Check’ please! This show serves your hunger for food and art

Art: Waiters, waittresses and bartenders of Smith Street show off their art at “Guest Check,” an exhibit at the Urban Folk Art gallery. Comments (2)

Art attack! Street artist uses Park Slope sign as canvas

Art: But the city vows to take down artist Russell King’s provocative piece on drug use. Comments (16)

September, 2011

Call it ‘Williams-bird’! Artist plasters neighborhood with flying friends

Art: Erik Berglin is turning Williamsburg into his own personal aviary. Comments (12)

A ‘Biggers’ bang on race relations at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: A mid-career retrospective on Sandford Biggers shows off this gutsy and whimsical artist. Comments (2)

DUMBO’s art weekend turns a neighborhood into a gallery

Art: This weekend, DUMBO’s quiet streets will turn into a playground of giant love letters, blindfolded wrestling, a fluorescent Walt Whitman — and even a 3D universe on the Manhattan Bridge. Comment

‘Raw’ bar! Brooklyn Museum kicks off season of newcomers with a great show

Art: Emerging artist Kristof Wickman’s painstakingly crafted cast objects are front and center (and hiding in the corner, too). Comment

Galleries abandoning North Brooklyn for cheaper pastures

Art: Williamsburg is no longer an arts community. Comments (15)

Painting the town! Artists cover Monster Island in farewell statement

Art: The River Street art collective has left Williamsburg. Comments (2)

Graffiti artist writes ‘Love Letter’ across ugly Downtown garage

Art: Steve Powers is transforming a Hoyt Street garage into a work of art thanks to officials at the Fulton Street Macy’s — who paid for the project after the city asked them to spruce up their ugly facades. Comments (6)

August, 2011

Elvis is in the building! African mask of The King joins the collection

Art: A new Brooklyn Museum exhibition features mask depicting the King, pompadour and all. Comments (2)

July, 2011

Big Easy, this wasn’t — artist paints his way through New Orleans

Art: Joseph Milazzo shows off his latest one-topic works. Comment

Culture club! 155 Freeman latest art space opening in Greenpoint

Art: But you won’t be able to enjoy its mix of cinema, readings and workshops until September. Comment

Big blue marble! Avant Yarde adds a glowing orb to Dean Street

Art: So much for the Green Lantern. Comment

June, 2011

Brooklyn Museum’s Vishnu show is fit for a king

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: A king obsessed with Vishnu, of course. Comments (3)

The ‘Summer of Vishnu’ starts Friday at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: A three-month ode to Hinduism’s blue-skinned savior. Comment

Bugging out! Miss Bugs has first American show

Art: It’s quite a coup for Bed-Stuy’s Brooklynite Gallery. Comments (1)

If you’re happy and you know it — fill out this artist’s card

Art: In Park Slope, a card catalogue offers hundreds of “reasons” to be happy. Good luck finding one that works for you. Comments (11)

Williamsburg still has artists, too, you know!

Art: An open studios weekend will prove that North Brooklyn is still the art epicenter. Comments (2)

May, 2011

Bushwick opens up for annual art studio tour this weekend

Art: And here’s Aaron Short’s guide to seeing (and eating) it all! Comment

Walk of art! Springtime means festivals all over the borough

Art: This spring, art is synonymous with the first weekend in June. Comment

It’s a jungle out there as DUMBO ‘grows’ a cool photography project

Art: If you already thought the city was an urban jungle, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Comment

Bergen Street steps ahead as artist turns stoops into gallery space

Art: And local shopowners become muses. Comments (1)

This month, the best art may be at a flower shop

Art: Opalia Flowers hosts a big exhibit of Ken Rush. Comments (1)

Walk of art; Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge will be one long studio later this month

Art: The streets of Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge will be turned into art galleries as Brooklyn artists present their work in storefronts along the bustling Avenue. Comment

April, 2011

‘Bunker’ hill! Park Slope sniper’s nest is actually an art exhibit

Art: Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — among the brownstones of Park Slope, you can find a bona fide bunker. Comments (7)

Hola, Havana! BAM participates in citywide festival of Cuban culture

Art: But don’t expect a lot of Fidel or beisbol in this gallery show. Comments (2)

Fifty-nine reasons to see this show

Art: What’s in a number? Nothing — and everything — in a new exhibition at SET Gallery in Gowanus. Comment

Winery finally picks the Next Great Bottle Artist

Art: Talk about a Chateau Margeaux! Comment

March, 2011

Agata Olek pimps her ride again

Art: That’s not a celebrity that tourists are photographing under the Brooklyn Bridge — it’s a bicycle. Comments (1)

Brooklyn Museum’s new show thinks ‘Big’ about design

Art: A new exhibit shows off the newest items in a great museum’s attic. Comments (1)

Art attack! Woman destroyed his breast piece ever

Art: One man’s art is another woman’s porn — and it’s all on...”The People’s Court”! Comments (10)

The Brooklyn Museum’s main hall is finally ‘Great’

Art: The Brooklyn Museum is shaking things up — way, way up. Comment

February, 2011

Where to eat, drink and make merry while looking at art

Art: Beyond the obvious neighborhood staples. Comment

This art festival will put DUMBO on the ‘Verge’

Art: Move over, Manhattan, Paris, Tokyo. One of the world’s biggest art fairs is coming to Brooklyn. Comment

‘Mass’ exodus! Zannah out as the Walentases’ cultural ambassador

Art: DUMBO has lost its art ambassador. Comments (1)

Home on the range! Brooklyn Museum reaches new heights with tipi exhibition

Art: This exhibit puts the art in artifacts. Comment

Label them finalists! Six wine bottle artists make the cut

Art: Brooklyn Oenology is about to let you pick the Next Great Wine Label Artist. Comments (1)

The ‘Beat’ goes on as Bushwick opens galleries and studios this Friday

Art: Catch some of the neighborhood’s most exciting emerging artists when Bushwick’s elusive art spaces open simultaneously for Bushwick Beat Nite on Feb. 18. Comment

Brooklyn Museum returns some items to Costa Rica

Art: The clay pots go back to Central America, but other items stay here. Comments (2)

Breast friend! Artist paints women like they really are — imperfect and beautiful

Art: Georgia O’Keeffe had flowers. Clarity Haynes has breasts. Comments (4)

January, 2011

With artist Lorna Simpson, history repeats

Art: The Brooklyn Museum presents a new show by the Fort Greene artist. Comment

Bar toons! Our nightlife cartoonist makes the big time

Art: Bill Roundy has a gallery show in DUMBO. Comment

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