• A Selection of Bushwick Exhibitions - Part 1

    1 month ago - By Left Bank Art

    By Charles Kessler
    Here are highlights from the 19 Bushwick galleries I went to last week. I tried to get at least one good photo of each; a closeup detail, if I thought it might be useful; and an installation view to give you a sense of the scale of the art. Most of the gallery websites have additional images and information about the art.
    Since there are 63 Bushwick and Ridgewood galleries listed on the excellent and comprehensive BushwickGalleries.com , this roundup is far from complete. More highlights will follow soon.
    SOHO20 , 56 Bogart, Ann Young Water:Color, and Kathy Stark In...
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  • A Selection of Bushwick Exhibitions - Part 2

    A Selection of Bushwick Exhibitions - Part 2

    1 month ago - By Left Bank Art

    By Charles Kessler
    I'm really impressed by Christian Ruiz Berman's striking show at Outlet , 253 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11237. Like heraldry or icons, Berman's work seems to have some esoteric meaning, however cryptic.
    Installation view of the work of Christian Ruiz Berman at Outlet. With its bright, luscious colors, and materials such as porcupine quills and Macaw feathers, there's an exotic quality about the work that references South American kitsch - but, of course, this work is refined and sophisticated.
    Christian Berman, Dos Mantras, 2015, acrylic, gouache, feathers, porcupine...
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