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Some of you may remember the circus show cum artist collective House of Yes, which dominated the North Brooklyn art scene for 18 months while operating out of a venue in East Williamsburg. The collective got so big that even THE TIMES WAS ON IT. Then last August, a plainclothes detective made his way into their Maujer Street warehouse and discovered that alcohol was being sold without a license. Though co-founder Anya Sapozhnikova told the Times...
Galleries and artists tend to lead the way when it comes to claiming new ground in up-and-coming neighborhoods. There was SoHo, then Chelsea, then Williamsburg and then Bushwick. And according to New York Magazine, Red Hook may be next. The semi-isolated neighborhood is a possible site for an exciting new gallery from former Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned from his post last July, feeling that he didn't quite fit in with the...
Rejoice! Kara Walker, she of the breathtaking and controversial silhouettes, will launch a massive show in the Domino Sugar Refinery on May 10th. Entitled A Subtly...Or The Marvelous Sugar Baby, the show will be a major departure from her well-known cutouts and feature "an homage to the unpaid and overworked artisans who have refined our sweet tastes...on the occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant." The installation will fill the 90,000 square feet...