Levi Haske’s work includes stencils, oil pastel drawings and acrylic paintings.
This weekend more than 300 Greenpoint-based artists invited the public to Greenpoint Open Studios, to see works in photography, paintings, design, sculptures and video. Visitors had the rare opportunity to engage with the artists, see them at work, and mingle with other art fans.
We spent some time strolling through studios over the weekend; here are the highlights.
Feminist artist Kelsey Shwetz challenges ideas which are perceived as natural and automatic by exploring gender, sexuality and femininity. The Canadian-born artist is getting ready for her first New York solo exhibition, at the Christopher Stout Gallery in East Williamsburg this Friday, May 6.
Elaine Defibaugh incorporated wallpaper into her pieces in the GOS show. She likes to explore the intersection between the urban and the natural in her work.
Michael Royce (center) speaks to visitors. He works with acrylic and ink, on a variety of surfaces like canvas, felt, paper and sequin on mesh.
Artist Levi Haske stands in front of his stencil work, oil pastel drawings and acrylic paintings.
Ky Anderson creates abstract paintings in paper and canvas, using acrylic, ink and paint.
J. Morrison’s work mixes art, queer symbolism, activism and social commenatry with a great deal of humor. His new show HOMOCATS: STEP YOUR PUSSY UP opens this Friday, May 6 at the Christopher Stout Gallery in East Williamsburg.
Alice Quaresma (R) talks to a GOS visitor about photography. She explores images from her native Brazil, by drawing lines and shapes on familiar images from her childhood.
Esther Zabronsky’s work is inspired by her childhood growing up in Israel and her experiences living in America. She moved to Brooklyn after finishing her master’s degree in Boston two years ago and says that her work has become much more vibrant.
Eric Lee Bowman shoots photos with his grandfather’s camera from the late 1800s, and develops his film with chemicals mixes himself.
The floor on Ky Anderson’s studio reveals a lot about her process. She works on paper, canvas and found vintage paper; when the paint drips, she just lets it drip.