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.

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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...]

Modified pedestrian lights in New York — including Bedford Ave — a reminder of 9-11



As one class at Miami Ad School Brooklyn spent Tuesday night spray-chalking a memorial to the victims of 9/11 in Queens, another class was creating a street art project of their own. Six international students from the school are behind a guerilla project that turned pedestrian traffic lights around Manhattan and Brooklyn into symbols of remembrance. The stop symbol was modified to resemble the fallen Twin Towers, while a message reads “9/11. Forward. Together.” underneath it.

Watch the video below: [Read more...]

Tequila and Art This Friday at REVERSE

This week, the REVERSE art space in Williamsburg is celebrating its inaugural exhibition, Uncharted Waters, with an event on Friday, April 12th at 7pm. The event will feature new work by emerging and established artists. Herradura Tequila will provide cocktails.

REVERSE also participates in “EVERY 2:ND,” a recurring event on the second Friday of each month when local art spaces and galleries stay open until 9pm. The monthly events “showcase cutting-edge exhibitions, performances and conceptual soirees,” a REVERSE organizer tells FREEwilliamsburg.

REVERSE is at 28 Frost Street, ground floor. Press release after the jump. [Read more...]

Five Borough Art Installation Chronicles Neighborhood Shout-Outs In Rap Lyrics

We love this, but can’t recall any Bedford, Lorimer, or Wythe Ave shout-outs:

After schooling New Yorkers on etiquette via numerous unsanctioned interventions, artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.”

For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installed them at those specific street corners and locations.

More at Animal NY.

Recalling 1993: Manhattan Pay Phones Transformed Into Time Capsules

Sadly no Brooklyn phones were included in this project, but we still think this is pretty cool: Via The Awl:

In association with the exhibition at the New Museum, they’ve installed 5000 New York City pay phones with recorded messages about what was happening around you in 1993. Find a phone, call (855) FOR-1993, and suddenly Robin Byrd and James St. James (girrrlll!) are telling you about the good times.

This Week’s Art Crawl: Skin, Spock, Sounds, Suburbs

First, a compulsory “Oh right, it’s Armory Week” note: Oh right, it’s Armory Week. Keep it local this Saturday, March 9th, ’cause it’s Brooklyn Armory Night and the 11th anniversary of Williamsburg Afterhours. Galleries in Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg will be open until 10pm with participating bars/restaurants; thanks to WAGMAG and Pernod, there’s an app to make you a well-informed lushexcursionist.

Second: Here’s a list of some other picks, much shorter and sweeter than a 12-hour filibuster.

Yours truly,

Rachel de Joode at Interstate Projects

Rachel de Joode: “The Hole and the Lump” at Interstate Projects

I know nothing about clay except for the fact that it makes me think of Patrick Swayze, shirtless, in Ghost. Uncouth? Maybe. Rachel de Joode, a Berlin-based artist and founder of META Magazine, has thought about it differently after talking to a Mexican shaman about the Mayan belief that human bodies came from clay. With this in mind, “The Hole and the Lump” is corporeal in more ways than one. Through March 17.

Interstate Projects
66 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn NY 11237

More after the jump.

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