On Sunday, we visited the open studios around the Jefferson L station. While the participating artist studios were a bit more dispersed than around the Morgan stop, the extra walking was rewarded with an impressive overall quality of work. Below are some highlights:
Carlo Ontal showed an amazingly beautiful series of color photographs he staged and took in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he also works as a TV producer for the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
Becky Kinder had a number of large scale paintings on display in her wonderfully minimal live-work space, but I was most taken by these small watercolors.
A group of photographers who graduated from ICP in 2013 curated a group installation of their work in one small studio. I was most impressed by the work of Josefine Seifert, and that of Claudia Retegan who created a light/mirror installation that paired with the trio of photographs below.
Kyle James Dunn showed a number of beautiful sculptures, including this piece, “your face in the morning was sugar” made of plasma cut steel cut to look like coral.
We found photographer Delphine Diaw Diallow selling a hardcover book of her terrific black and white portraits on the street corner for $35 (a great deal). She has a studio nearby, but was taking advantage of the pleasant weather and large amount of street traffic.
Reed Anderson, who works in a store-front space on Troutman Street, was showing a number of collaged and silkscreened works on paper, including this lovely cut-paper piece that it so ornate it is reminiscent of lace.
And of course, if you missed the open studios, this area of Bushwick always has the best street art around. (That looks like a Dan Witz piece at top.)
Part 1 of this article, highlighting artist studios around the Morgan L, can be found here.