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Bushwick Open Studios: What’s on the Street

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on June 3, 2014
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A tour through the Bushwick street fair portion of BOS.

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Bushwick Open Studios in Review: 17-17 Troutman

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 2, 2014
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In this edition of Bushwick Open Studios in Review, we look at what happened in the 17-17 Troutman building. We cover Onderdonk, Harbor Gallery, Roll Call, Ortega y Gasset, and Parallel Art Space.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: The Not-in-Manhattan Edition

by Corinna Kirsch on May 12, 2014
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Get ready to recover from the art fairs. We’ve got a short but sweet events listings for you this week so that you can slowly return to normal. For the most part, the events aren’t in Manhattan: Check out Where 4: Siebren Versteeg, a shipping container gallery show around the Knickerbocker M stop on Tuesday, Ann Hirsch’s solo show of sculptures, drawings, and prints at Bed-Stuy’s American Contemporary on Friday. But be sure to save your energy for Open Engagement. Founded in Canada in 2007, the social-activist art conference will finally be running in Queens. Woot!

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The 1717 Troutman Building Kicks Out Its Galleries

by Whitney Kimball on May 12, 2014
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In Bushwick, another one bites the dust.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Fiery Paintings and an Opera Called “Crash”

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on April 7, 2014
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So, so much to do.

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In East Williamsburg, Artist-Studio Leases Create Woes, and Some Winners

by Corinna Kirsch on January 22, 2014
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Rent prices tend to vary by borough, neighborhood, or street. It’s fairly unusual, then, to see a wide range of rental rates within one building. But at the Dock Studios building in East Williamsburg, owned by Grand Morgan Realty, there’s tenants just over the moon and those who are ready to get the heck out.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Marina Abramovic Is the Grim Reaper

by Corinna Kirsch on January 20, 2014
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The best reasons for you to leave your apartment this week.

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“Four Paintings: Picture Window” at Regina Rex

by Corinna Kirsch on July 12, 2013
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Regina Rex’s summer show Four Paintings doesn’t label itself as a curated show, but it’s one of the more well-thought out shows I’ve seen this summer. This will be the second time the collective has offered a summer show in this format; last year’s Four Paintings show was similarly phenomenal.

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Art F City at The L Magazine: Don’t Move to New York

by Paddy Johnson on April 24, 2013
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“Don’t move to New York,” I told an audience of young students at the University of Georgia last week. To my surprise, most of the students were already familiar with my thoughts on the matter—I’d forgotten about a conversation I’d had with local artist and MFA graduate Layet Johnson, who’d called to ask me if he should move to New York. That conversation became part of an installation in a hotel show. It’s a small town, so by the time I’d arrived, the entire student body had listened to the piece.

Still, the topic came up again and again during my stay, and part of it was my own doing. I’m sad that New York, the city I’ve lived in for more than 10 years, is now barely hospitable to those making the kind of art I love. It’s my job, though I don’t like it, to tell young artists thinking of moving that without connections, their job prospects are dim. The ugly reality is the cost of living is prohibitively expensive in New York.

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