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Three Brooklyn artists are capturing more than 365 moments in time using artists in astronaut suits, a gargantuan sculpture based on the messiah, and Victorian beauties topped with intestines.

The Invisible Dog, a Bergen Street gallery, will launch its spring season on Saturday with delightful depictions of past and present, while also opening the gallery’s 30 artist studios to the public — the only chance to glimpse the private rooms this year.

“Each and every one of us grows and evolves according to his or her own tempo,” said Lucien Zayan, director of the Bergen Street gallery. “People should come here with time to spend, to explore the different perspectiv­es.”

The trio of exhibitions feature R. Justin Stewart’s “Distorting (a messiah project, 13C),” a giant web of rope and plastic synpases that beckons visitors to step inside; commercial illustrator Daniel Horowitz’s “365,” a collection of drawings created every day over the course of a year; and photographer Malcolm Brown’s 32 quirky, moody, and true portraits of the artists-in-residence at the Invisible Dog.

Stewart’s sculpture takes up the entire first floor with two years’ worth of data on the Jewish concept of the messiah in the 13th Century. Users can scan bar codes for snippets on a phalanx of subjects including suffering, resurrection and the end times.

Horowitz will show off his analog experiment of 365 whimsical drawings of televisions with tongues and a gorilla head on a gowned belle, and Brown’s 32 quirky and moody portraits reveal the artists of the gallery in their natural environment.

The photographs include include a dreamy sculptor being grasped by clay hands, a welder balancing in an astronaut uniform of padded blankets, and jewelry maker pressing a gilded mustache under his nose.

“It’s a diverse body of work that’s part fiction but mostly a snapshot of the personalities here,” Brown said. “One of the toughest things a photographer can do is distill someone down to one photograph.”

Invisible Dog [51 Bergen St. between Smith and Court streets in Boerum Hill, (347) 560-3641], March 10-11, open studios 1 to 10 pm and reception 6 to 10 pm. For info, visit theinvisibledog.org

Reach Kate Briquelet at kbriquelet@cnglocal.com or by calling her at (718) 260-2511.
Updated 5:30 pm, July 9, 2018
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