Between the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival taking over galleries and venues across the borough and Williamsburg Every 2:ND going down tonight, it’s a big weekend for art. Here’s what’s worth checking out — just in case you hadn’t been scouring our events calendar).
Williamsburg Every 2:ND
Galleries throughout North Brooklyn, including several in our round-up, stay open until 9pm or later every second Friday of the month. See here for list of participating galleries. If there’s an exhibit you’ve been meaning to see, tonight’s the night.
Part of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, which launched last week and is in full swing, Climate Change is a group show featuring an improv performance by artist Jeremy Slater with video installations and music.
Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, Bushwick, 9pm, $5-20 donation suggested
David M. Cook
Strange, colorful paintings that deal with death and mysticism, like the one at left.
Cotton Candy Machine, 235 South 1st Street, Williamsburg, 7pm
Girls Girls Girls
An all-female group show that addresses varying portrayals of femininity. There’s no connection to Too Many Lenas, despite the name of the event space.
7Dunham, 7 Dunham Place, Williamsburg, 7pm
Sara Schneckloth Works in Residence
Schneckloth celebrates the end of her arist-in-residency at Fowler with an exhibit of her new drawings, which “blend biological and geological imagery” and were inspired by the landscape of Greenpoint. One night only!
Fowler Project Space, 67 West Street #216, Greenpoint, 6pm
Et Al’s unpronounceable exhibition has been on view since June 29th, but two of the show’s featured artists, Ryan Krause and Lucia Stavros, will perform live tonight with their art as a backdrop.
Et Al Projects, 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick, 8pm
Secret Magic Souk
An installation of “magic flying carpets from the Berber Kingdom” that were woven by “cave-women and nomads” in Morocco and compiled by Katherine Bernhardt.
Novella Gallery, 164 Orchard St, Lower East Side, 7pm
Ryan Hawk and Rafael Sanchez
Live shows by Ryan Hawk, who combines drawings and sculptures with his performances, and Rafael Sanchez, a performance artist who once wandered through New Jersey in white face. Both are part of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival.
Glasshouse, 246 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, 1pm & 4pm
Named for the shifting effect of sound wave frequencies, this group exhibition features “works that visually question or crush the illusion of difference” between 2D and 3D.
Parallel Art Space, 17-17 Troutman Street #220, Bushwick, 6pm
A curated collection of films from 1942 to the present that explore the way artists are perceived onscreen, including rare films and documentaries by artists on other artists. The films screen during the gallery’s opening hours, beginning Sunday night at the opening reception.
Ludlow 38, 38 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, 6pm