Tonight: New Paintings by Rachel Ritchford

Rachel_Ritchford_1_webContinuing a rotating series of exhibitions, The Yard presents “New Paintings” by Rachel Ritchford.

“It was odd, she thought, how if one was alone, one leant to inanimate things; trees, streams, flowers; felt they expressed one; felt they became one; felt they knew one, in a sense were one; felt an irrational tenderness thus (she looked at that long steady light) as for oneself.” ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Rachel Ritchford was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Reception Thursday, Jan 14th, 6-8pm at The Yard
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd Floor (Above Spritzenhaus)
RSVP and more info

No Window Shopping tonight at The Yard

NoWindowShoppingA new group exhibition, No Window Shopping, opens Thursday evening at The Yard. Featuring a variety of works on wood and canvas from BEAU, Sam Kirk, and URNY, Phase ii of No Window Shopping aims to highlight current events and local affairs including affordable housing, quality of life, normalizing relations with Cuba and the purpose that respectively defines – and ultimately connects -those relationships.

Continuing a rotating program of local artists exhibited at The Yard’s Brooklyn location, No Window Shopping will be on display through September 18th.

No Window Shopping
Phase ii f/ BEAU, Sam Kirk & URNY
July 30 – September 18, 2015
The Yard: Space to Work
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd floor.

RSVP for July 30th, 6-8pm, opening reception.

The Edward Snowden statue has been freed and will be displayed in Williamsburg starting tomorrow

photo via Magda Sawon

photo via Magda Sawon

After being removed by police from its stealthily erected Fort Greene Park location and finally freed from custody yesterday, the Edward Snowden bust will be ready for viewing tomorrow. The 100 pound statue is the creation of Internet legends Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider according to Brooklyn Paper and will be displayed in Williamsburg starting at 6pm Friday. The piece will a part of the Pierogi Gallery’s SEVEN exhibition at their Boiler space on North 14th street:

SEVEN at The Boiler
Anonymity, no longer an option
8-17 May, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, 8 May. 6-9pm
The Boiler 191 N. 14th St. Brooklyn, NY

Check out more info about the exhibition here.


There’s a copycat golden dog poo artist in Bushwick

Dog Poo copycat artist (via

Dog Poo copycat artist (via Tom Dixon)

A mysterious artist who goes by the name Gold Poo has been decorating dog shit in Bushwick for about a year now. (Um okay.) Now there’s a copycat dog poo artist out there, biting his style. As Dog Poo states on his instagram account, “Welcome To The Shit Show.”

Dogster has more:

According to the Huffington Post, Brooklyn has not one, but two poop artists, and a little bit of a turf war has developed between them. It started when the NYC blog Gothamist printed some pictures of a number of dog poops covered with glitter that had been spotted along Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick.

Longtime dog poop artist Gold Poo saw the pictures and called foul, claiming that the anonymous glitter-bomber was trying to ride on his coattails. “I was surprised at first,” he told HuffPo. “Seeing how I have been doing this for just under a year straight and have gotten little to no attention.” Apparently, all the cool kids are gilding poop these days. Or something.

But the lack of publicity hasn’t bothered Gold Poo, or as he calls himself, the “captain of this goldpoo train.” In fact, the recent press has prompted him to jump on poop art’s new attention for his own outreach purposes, even though Dixon’s Instagram is definitely not his work: Gold Poo uses spray paint, not glitter, and wasn’t working in the DeKalb Avenue area on the date Dixon snapped his photo.

Here’s a gallery of Gold Poo’s far superior decorated poops and art: [Read more…]

Bushwick Open Studios 2014


Mark your calendar, our favorite art event of the year begins this Friday, May 30 all throughout Bushwick:

Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three-day arts and culture festival, hosted annually by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB). Now in its eighth year, this celebration of our neighborhood’s vibrant community and local art scene is free and open to the public. The festival dates are May 30th through June 1st, 2014. Open studios hours vary per artist, so check the directory for precise times. Most studios are open 12pm – 7pm on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st.

BOS is New York’s largest open studios event, encouraging hundreds of artists to open their doors and share their work. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a series of events, performances, and panels, coordinated by AiB. Participating artists, spaces, and events are listed in the official BOS directory online, on our iPhone app, and in our printed map book.

In addition to the studio openings, there’s a launch party on Friday at Radio Bushwick, an electronic music showcase/dance party, and a mini film festival. Arts in Bushwick has a handy online map, and print versions will be available at various event hubs.

This Saturday: Cozy Cosmic pop-up shop and art exhibit in Williamsburg


cozy-cozCozy Cosmic is a mixture of clothing, art and music. The concept of Cozy Cosmic is that it is a virtual band of three characters that are about space travel, creativity, innovation, and pushing the boundaries here and in the cosmos. My influences come from a wide range of artists from different forms of media.(Art, Photography, Music, Fashion) We express our vision through these different forms. The intergalactic music group is called the Cozy Theme, and the art that is made is deep in the forms of color and shapes and at this event I will be showcasing art, music, and fashion. You can check out the website to see some of our garments. 10%-30% off of items and the special is if you buy two items you get a cozy cosmic item for free.

cozy-coz-orangeCozy Cosmic

Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
230 Grand Street and Driggs Ave
(next to Vaute clothing)
L train to Bedford Ave.
Walk up from Driggs ave to Grand Street.
The event time is 1:00pm-8:00pm Saturday April 5.

Art and Fashion:
Music page:

Presented without comment: art.


Please enjoy.


Local artists #SELLOUT this weekend

"#Perrier" by Steve Wasterval

“#Perrier” by Steve Wasterval

“Selling out is the new making it” according to the brains behind the collaborative #SELLOUT at REVERSE Gallery on Frost St. The branding company Worstofall Designs teamed with sponsors Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Zico® to promote 16 fresh art faces who aren’t afraid to make a little cash.

In the room slammed with fans, friends and neighbors last night, curator Steve Wasterval shared his inspiration for the show. “Artists have to pay bills too and getting paid is not a ‘bad’ thing,” stated Wasterval, who also contributes his own pieces. While some artists shy away from teaming up with commercial names, Wasterval, as a designer and painter, readily joins forces with brands to propel art to the masses and the artists represented hold a similar sentiment. Commissioned pieces aren’t seen as soul sacrificing, but collaborative to bring heart and design to a wider audience.

Every inch of the small gallery space is covered with a mishmash of custom pieces including fine art, pillows, scarves, shoe lamps and a video installation. A love of craftsmanship and commercialism bring the seemingly separate collections together. The show also has a slight punk attitude, with the group proudly shouting f*ck you to traditional vanity and gallery shows and not waiting on someone else to tell them their work is worth a buck. [Read more…]