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Eight grey horizontal planes stretch from foreground to background like a wide set of stairs leading only to a wall, or like a set of bleachers pushed up against one, in the opening moments of Buster, a video piece by Kate Gilmore. The first seven of these steps or planes might also be likened to plinths, in a sense, since they’re lined with smallish, minimally shapely, quite unadorned clay pots, about 140 in total....
A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based, always edifying art happenings.  If you're not decorating your apartment with gourds, you should be seeing Rachel Libeskind perform tonight at the Center for Jewish History (with music from Danielle Aykroyd and Elvis Perkins). If you're not protesting pumpkin spice, you should head to Red Hook for some delusional duality at Fastnet Gallery on Saturday night. If you're not spending several hours planning your Halloween costume, you're doomed—but you should spend all...
A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based art things. BRENNAN & GRIFFIN: WORM TURNS ATMOSPHERE — HEATHER GUERTIN Worm Turns Atmosphere is Heather Guertin's second solo show with Brennan & Griffin, but her first in their new Lower East Side location (Mary Weatherford marked their first show in Red Hook, in a former metal castings warehouse). Guertin's egg-y paintings are large, luscious, and mesmerizing: the paintings morph, as the title suggests, from human face to uneasy ellipse. Opening: September 7 6:00PM...
Karen Lederer was mid-move when I visited her, so all the good stuff was piled in a corner: a fried fish bag from Martha's Vineyard (unused), scraggly paint tubes, we-are-happy-serve-you Anthora cups (also unused) and some unavoidable, omnipresent LaCroix cans. Because Karen was born in New York City, she pronounces 'LaCroix' like it's French (la kwah). I'm from the midwest, where LaCroix was born (in the 80s, like me) so I know that this sparkling bev is actually from La Crosse,...

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