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Founder of Bushwick Art Crit Group to Open Gallery Dedicated to ‘Subversive’ Art

“This gallery is my baby,” explained Christopher Stout, founder of the Bushwick Art Crit Group. This fall, Stout will host his inaugural exhibition as a gallery owner at his new space, the first of several anticipated art institutions inside an East Williamsburg warehouse space. BACG is “a not-for-profit community resource for everybody,” Stout explained. “But it felt like it was increasingly challenging– in a negative way– to make programming that was about everyone.” In order to host exhibitions that relate to specific subjects that Stout is more personally invested in, without having to worry about “alienating everyone else,” he said, “it really needed to be separate and become its own thing.”

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Art: ‘Luminary Group Show’

We’re all familiar with the traditional “white box” art gallery— it’s bright, clean, sterile, artificial and unshadowed. Keeping this in mind, BFP Creative made a space that does the opposite–a black box, void of any light, designed to showcase the glowing works that inhabit it. Unlike most art, work by the eight artists in the show “Luminary,” thrives in the pure darkness. The full list of artists participating in Luminary: [dNASAb]CHiKAMelissa F. ClarkeLindsay PackerChristine SciulliOliver WardenAndrea Wolf, and Natalia Zubko.

Gallery viewing is by appointment only. Email creative@brooklynfireproof.com, or call/text 646-491-1730 to arrange a visit.

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Art: ‘Luminary’ Group Show Opening

We’re all familiar with the traditional “white box” art gallery— it’s bright, clean, sterile, artificial and unshadowed. Keeping this in mind, BFP Creative made a space that does the opposite–a black box, void of any light, designed to showcase the glowing works that inhabit it. Unlike most art, work by the eight artists in the show “Luminary,” thrives in the pure darkness. The full list of artists participating in Luminary: [dNASAb]CHiKAMelissa F. ClarkeLindsay PackerChristine SciulliOliver WardenAndrea Wolf, and Natalia Zubko.

Opening reception July 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Otherwise, gallery viewing is by appointment only. Email creative@brooklynfireproof.com, or call/text 646-491-1730 to arrange a visit.

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Step into a Pitch-Black Box For Some Truly Enlightening Art

Andrea Wolf, Unsolicited Memories, Archival Exercises N.5. 2015.

Andrea Wolf, Unsolicited Memories, Archival Exercises N.5. 2015.

We’re all familiar with the traditional “white box” art gallery— it’s bright, clean, sterile, artificial and unshadowed. Keeping this in mind, BFP Creative made a space that does the opposite–a black box, void of any light, designed to showcase the glowing works that inhabit it. Unlike most art, work by the eight artists in the show “Luminary,” opening tonight, thrive in the pure darkness.

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Shilpa Ray Wrote a Song About Paula Deen, at Nick Cave’s Behest

Shilpa Ray at this year's Antifolk Festival at Sidewalk. (Photo: Michael Leviton)

Shilpa Ray at this year’s Antifolk Festival at Sidewalk. (Photo: Michael Leviton)

Last night at Pianos, as Shilpa Ray howled along to a harmonium and bounced between tough swagger, sweet laughter and charming stage banter, it became apparent that not only is the bluesy punk singer one of Brooklyn’s most unique and moving performers, but she’s pretty much the epitome of cool. It’s no surprise that, earlier this year, legendary musician and all-around badass Nick Cave asked the Greenpointer to join him on tour as a back-up singer in The Bad Seeds.
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