Highlights From Bushwick Open Studios 2014, Part 1

Sound sculpture by Akinori Matsumoto

Bushwick Open Studios, which took place this past weekend seems to be getting bigger every year. This year, the block parties, band line-ups, food trucks, street sellers and other entrepreneurs hoping to cash in on the event’s draw, threatened to take some of the focus off the art. On Saturday afternoon and into the evening, it was a bit of a mad-scene in the area around the Morgan L stop.


Brucennial’s Swan Song


This year’s iconoclastic Brucennial is about to come to a close. The show, hosted by the anonymous art collective Bruce High Quality Foundation, provides, with over-saturated walls featuring art solely from female artists, a stark and refreshing contrast to the Whitney Biennial uptown. If you haven’t made it there yet, tomorrow will be your last chance.


Interview with Artist Michele Basora

Tea Time

The work of artist Michele Basora is mesmerizingly strange. Female figures, animals, and plants become one in her lush, fantastical visions. Birds sprout from women’s mouths; owl’s wings turn into breasts; and dodo birds mingle with flowers. After seeing her solo show at Gitana Rosa Gallery’s new Chelsea location, I sought the artist out to learn about the woman behind these mysterious paintings and drawings.