THIS WEEK: All That Glitters…

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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In keeping with this upcoming weekend’s laundry list of events artistic, this item comes courtesy of Chris Smith, proprietor of Subtexture and partipant in this show. McCaig-Welles Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for its latest group show, All That Glitters Is Gold, this Saturday, February 7, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Here’s the 411 McCaig-Welles’s press release:

McCaig Welles Gallery is pleased to announce All that Glitters is Gold, a group exhibition presented by Melissa McCaig-Welles and guest curator Cope2. The exhibition invites never-before-exhibited artists along with represented artists with upcoming solo shows at the gallery to interpret the expansive theme of the show in a restrained 18×24 art piece.

Gallery owner Melissa McCaig-Welles, intrigued by the somber economic and political climate, was interested in the potential for varying responses and overlapping interpretations to the All that Glitters is Gold title.

The title, for me personally, directly corresponds with the current economic climate and the disaster on Wall Street. The fact that we all believed the hype and gave our money away to untrustworthy people, bought more homes than we could afford and basically relied on all that glittered…… ” states McCaig-Welles.The show title invites artists to focus on what blinds human nature and perhaps, and hopefully, what redeems it.

Will these talented artists express the blinding folly of fool’s gold or visually reflect on the authentic? Shakespeare’s take on the axiom in his The Merchant of Venice forewarns a chilling denouement from which McCaig Welles and Cope2 hope to spare us next time.

A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll! I’ll read the writing.
All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.

— Williams Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Um, okay. In any case this show has a rather extensive list of participants including CRIME 79, Can2, Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez, Chris Smith aka Subtexture, Cope2, Damion Silver, EWOK5MH, Greg Haberny, Indie184, Jen Props, Lance Turnbow, LogikOne, Lucas Irwin aka FILTH, Mona Superhero, Queen Andrea, R Nicholas Kuszyk, Robert H. Syrett, Ryan Bubnis, Ryder E. Robison, Sam Friedman, Scott Patt, Scott Peehl, Sien, jonny fenix and one of yours truly’s personal faves: Molly Crabapple. Get a sneak peek of what awaits your viewing pleasure by clicking here.

All That Glitters Is Gold
February 7, 2009, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
McCaig-Welles Gallery
129 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Stay tuned, I have another treat/tip to pass along tomorrow!

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Buddies On Bogart

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

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This post is dedicated to a good friend of mine who lost her best friend yesterday. Sir Galahad might be gone but he will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: MORE SNOW!

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Green Street.

walk

India Street.

snowducksnys

Java Street.

ghostbikedetnys

snowflowersnys

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kentstbikesnys

Kent Street.

franklinstflowers

Franklin Street.

noblestberriesnys

Noble Street.

Miss Heather

Of Sex & The Southside

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

As many of you are well aware Valentines Day is headed our direction. Ready or not the day is coming when we have to show our affection to our significant others. In the interest of fostering connubial bliss (or just plain unmitigated lust) in north Brooklyn I share with you today some musings from the Southside. Follow them at your own risk.

eatmorenys

This (from South 5th Street) pretty much speaks for itself.

urgurlnys

Cuckolded on South 4th.

bancopopular

You know how the saying goes…

makedreamshappen

…it always pays to read the fine print!

dotonsouth2

And last— but hardly least— lest anyone from the Department of Transportation field office on South 2nd Street  is reading this.

teabaggin

Somebody wants to do a very, VERY naughty thing to your facility.

Miss Heather

Borough Of Found Toys Vol. V

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

It has been a long time since I have hit you up with some found toys. I assure you this was not an oversight on my part: I simply haven’t found any playthings of note. That is until last weekend. Enjoy!

clifford

From Nassau Avenue.

mejorborracho

From South 2nd Street.

pepelepew

From South 3rd Street.

bondagebear

From South 4th Street.

van

From South 5th Street.

tweety

From Humboldt Street.

cowandchicken

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg PSA: Punk Is Not Dead

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

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As you can clearly see from this photograph taken yesterday* punk is alive and well on Bushwick Avenue.

Miss Heather

*February 2, 2009: twenty years to the day John Simon Ritchie— better known as Sid Vicious— died.

Food For Thought

February 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Queens, Williamsburg 

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I came across the following YouTube video courtesy of Bedbuggers.

The next time you think about taking home that old couch or buying a “used” mattress think of this. Lou Sorkin was present at the now infamous HPD bed bug workshop in Greenpoint last May. Not only does this gent have a rather extensive knowledge of how bedbugs breed but he also has his own bed bug farm! That’s dedication folks.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Detritus

February 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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181gpt2

V wrote on January 29, 2009 (in regards to the two previous images, which he sent me):

Here are some photos showing how my wonderful neighbors at 181 greenpoint avenue are helping to beautify Greenpoint (if you’re a rat).

I replied January 30, 2009:

YUCK. Do they just toss out the garbage like that or is someone rummaging through it? In any case it sucks.

H

P.S.: Nice Fedders boxes! Maybe I should swing by when the garbage is particularly “festive” and run it on Fedders Friday!

V replied January 31, 2009:

They just toss it out like that. They finally got a DSNY ticket taped to their door; the trash and ticket are still there, worse, days later. I swear the pile has doubled.

February 2, 2009

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181gptave2209

Yes SIR. That D.O.S. citation has seriously motivated the citizens of this building (and block for that matter) to dispose of their garbage properly!

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Wintertime Sun

February 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick 

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Have you ever found yourself stopping dead in your tracks and marveling at how truly beautiful New York City can be? I had one such moment on Flushing Avenue today.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: Sauce On The Side

February 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

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This Saturday, February 7, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Lumenhouse will he having an opening reception for its latest exhibition, Sauce on The Side.  Per New York Shitty reader, featured artist and fellow Greenpointer Tony Luib:

This is going to be an exciting show and a great way to see everything that I have been working on for the past year. I will have up to 8 sculptures & paintings pulled from several different series of work, that I have been working many hours on. I am also fortunate to be showing with two great artists with new work for the show.

I am inclined to agree. After taking a look at Camilla Padgitt-Coles’s* work online and getting a(n albeit) limited preview of Zuan Lee’s work this show looks very promising. Check it out!

Sauce on the Side Opening Reception
February 7, 2009 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Lumenhouse
47 Beaver Street
Brooklyn, New York 11206

There is a lot more art-related goodness scheduled for this upcoming weekend I plan to pass along so stayed tuned!

Miss Heather

*Be sure to check out her prints. They’re quite lovely.