Obviously the big art show to see this weekend is the David Bowie retrospective at Brooklyn Museum, but an equally important, and prolifically Instagrammed show, Solid Light Works, is worth visiting before it closes March 11. The sheer size of Pioneer Works makes it possible for Anthony McCall to showcase six of his gargantuan light installations, which beam downward and sideward in the completely blacked out space, casting lines on the floor and walls that shift ever so subtly. He first began this series of work in 1973, and describes them as a nexus of “sculpture, cinema, and drawing.” The effect is unbelievably cool. When you cross your body or hand through the haze in these projected halos of light, it’s as if you’re crossing over into another dimension. Make it a day and explore something else in Red Hook after your visit–like say one of its two chocolate factories. There will be plenty of time to see the Oscars at home afterward.
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