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It is a vessel of darkness and a conveyor of light. It glimmers and it dims. It hangs and sits. It hums and looms. It heaves, and it breathes. It seems to absorb, and it seems to sigh, and it seems, as well, to seethe. Its nebulousness shifts, its mystery eludes. Ostensibly, it is alive. You might be in the body of a beast. Maybe it ate you. Maybe you let it. Maybe you wandered into its maw. Maybe you...
It was a somewhat grey and rainy, at times even almost chilly weekend in the city, but none of that would've registered as drab or a drag at all if you were one of the thousands upon thousands of visitors, artists, curators or incidental passers-through in Bushwick this past weekend. And that's because it was the big weekend of Arts in Bushwick's marquee annual event, Bushwick Open Studios. What's more, it was the 10th-anniversary iteration...
There was a point earlier this month when I realized I'd seen 82 new gallery shows in ten days. I know, what a slacker! Anyway, seeing all of those and a handful more since then has prompted me to do another Gallery Rounds post. My previous one, which includes photos of shows and works in a couple dozen galleries in various parts of town, is here. This one features another dozen or so shows, and...
"Night Flight" at TSA NY. Image courtesy TSA NY. Artist-run galleries can take many forms and be administered in many ways, especially when they’re partnered or collaborative affairs of some sort, or when they’re organized and directed by groups calling themselves collectives. They can be inspired, energized, even career-advancing labors of love for a while, then maybe wane as career trajectories or lives in general go in different directions. Or they can start in a...

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