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Daphne Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick works (and lives!) in what she describes as one of Williamsburg’s last remaining “grand dame” buildings, a century-plus-old factory not far from the BQE, which she has inhabited for the last twenty years. The light-filled space is sparsely populated by Fitzpatrick’s sculptures and photographs, but what’s there has an immediate impact, one that is no less unsettling despite the works’ whimsy and evident humor. There’s a human-sized baguette, leaning jauntily against one...
Matthew Weinstein Perched high above the industrial border of Clinton Hill, Weinstein's studio is a sun-filled, high-ceilinged, multi-windowed space that the artist found on Craigslist about a year ago. The space itself is pristine in a manner that might not usually be associated with a vision of an artist's studio as some sort of messy explosion of paint and canvas. Rather, Weinstein explains, "I keep it really clean because I do more thinking here than...
Earlier this week, we ran our feature on the state of Brooklyn culture. Here is a more extended version of the conversation that we had with Hyperallergic Senior Editor Jillian Steinhauer about what lies ahead for our borough.  What's your opinion of the state of Brooklyn culture right now in the art world? Is it flourishing or floundering or somewhere in between? I think Brooklyn art is definitely flourishing right now—in fact, it might be flourishing too much. The...
When we decided to talk with a bunch of prominent Brooklyn cultural figures for the latest issue of Brooklyn magazine, we realized that it would be sort of silly to look toward the future of Brooklyn culture without considering its past. And what a past it was. Lots of stuff happened! People were born; people died. Books were written; literary magazines were founded. Bands were formed; TV shows were filmed. And through it all, one...

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