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Art Openings: Augmented Reality Voyeurism, Tattoo Art N’ Meatballs, + More

(flyer via Slide To Expose / Facebook)

Slide To Expose
Opening Thursday February 23 at Babycastles, 6 pm to 9 pm. On view through March 9.

This “collaborative augmented reality installation” is created by Molly Soda, Nicole Ruggiero, and an augmented reality app called Refrakt. If you’re confused about what augmented reality is, recall Pokemon Go. Two creators known for their “net art” collaborating with a literal app sounds like a match made in heaven. And it seems to be: Slide To Expose plays on themes of digital intimacy and privacy, but does so by asking viewers to scan objects in the gallery to reveal hidden pieces of a life online, like emails or text messages.

On the one hand, art all about online expression and how technology affects our lives can seem like old hat. On the other hand, if you’re getting another chance to take a peek into how an individual person expresses themselves online specifically, you’re going to be getting a unique and different experience every time. Plus, you’re doing so through scanning stuff. When any object could contain a secret, why not give it a whirl? Keep Reading »

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Check Out Bushwick Collective’s First Indoor Show – and This TMNT Tribute

"Jerkangelo" by Jerkface (he got his street name from a presumably pissed-off ex-girlfriend)

"Untitled" by Joe Lurato

"The Real Duck Dynasty" by Zimad

"Up on the Roof" by Chris Stain

Jerkface checks his Instagram

Jerkface checks his Instagram

"Overwhelmed by the Jerkiness" by Jerkface

"Untitled" by Joe Lurato

"The Planet" by Adam Fujita

"Subway circa 1979" by Damien Mitchel

"Red Liz" by FKDL

"Monkey Vienna Grate" by Dan Witz

"Gustav" by Sexer

"Little Miss Dynamite by Blek Le Rat

"Waiting for the Mean Mousecatcher Man" by Blek Le Rat

"Hoody Gas Mask" by Dan Witz

Solus with the mural version of

Solus with the mural version of "Love Me Tender"

New murals go up outside the gallery

New murals go up outside the gallery

Joe Ficalora and his ragtag collection of street artists at the Bushwick Collective have been turning the neighborhood’s dreary industrial walls into what amounts to an en plein air gallery. Now, for the first time, the Collective takes its talent indoors for a grown-up exhibition as part of Bushwick Open Studios.
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