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I was fortunate enough to see, experience, ponder and absorb a great deal of wonderful artwork all around town this year, and I was happy to be able to write about quite a lot of it for The L and Brooklyn Magazine. Had I my druthers, though, and perhaps a few fewer part-time gigs—and maybe also the super power of ubiquity, likely wished for by many others who cover art in New York City—I would’ve...
It’s already the time of year for far more ‘best of’ lists than the Internet already produces in other months, and we here at Brooklyn Magazine are looking hollily, jollily forward to dropping a number of them on you in the coming weeks. Because we love thinking about them. And we love compiling them. And we love sharing them. And because we know that you, Dear Readers, love them every bit as much as we...
Situated quite advantageously between Williamsburg and Bushwick, more or less, The International Studio & Curatorial Program, more commonly known as the ISCP, is a wonderful resource for artists from anywhere—from abroad as well as from the United States, that is, or even already based in NYC—who’d like to spend some focused time honing their craft in Brooklyn. From its studio spaces of variable sizes and sorts to its exhibition rooms and common areas, the...
The very recently inaugurated Bay Ridge Art Space is without doubt the physical sum of its nominal parts. In expanded terms, however, it is an art gallery, an art school, a shared studio, and an art-oriented community center of sorts. For co-founders Alonsa Guevara and James Raczkowski, it is also the realization of a shared creative vision. We chatted with Guevara to gain some insight into how the space came to be, and into...