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December, 2012

‘Miss Subway’ exhibit a trip down memory track

Art: A photography exhibit looks back on the women whose pictures filled the adspaces on the subway. Comments (1)

Artful nudes: Adult performers show other side of pornography

Art: Come for the skin, stay for the art. Comments (2)

November, 2012

Friday night lights

Art: You won’t see a bazaar this bizarre but in Brooklyn. Comments (9)

Art is a beach after Sandy

Art: Go to beach and enjoy the waves — on the banks of the Gowanus. Comments (1)

Shaolin monks show prowess in Brooklyn

Art: Your kung fu is strong — now taste my Tiger Style! Comment

A femur for a good cause

Art: Throw them a bone! Comment

Arts venues bounce back from Hurricane Sandy

Art: Sandbags weren’t the only line of defense against Hurricane Sandy. Comment

October, 2012

Wanted: Obama and Romney?

Art: A new street art campaign is anything but an endorsement for this year’s candidates. Comments (3)

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Secret garden: Art show in flower shop merges city life and plant life

Art: A new art exhibit in DUMBO unites nature photography and design — and it does so inside a flower shop-turned-art gallery. Comments (1)

September, 2012

Street lights! Traffic sounds could power Hamilton Avenue art installation

Art: Red Hook artists want to turn a dreary space under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway into the Studio 54 of sidewalks. Comments (4)

Autobiography of a cartoonist

Art: Sickness, alcoholism, and dead-end jobs aren’t typical comic strip material — but Julia Wertz isn’t a typical cartoonist. Comment

Arts avengers!

Art: Why play video games on your TV when you can play it on a skyscraper? Comment

Spots illustrated: Adrian Tomine draws the boro you know and love

Art: A contemporary cartoonist has captured everyday life in the city that never sleeps — and he’s bringing some of his finest work to the borough where he rests his head at night. Comment

August, 2012

Brooklyn Museum displays works by boro’s disabled artists

Art: The Brooklyn Museum is lending its walls to disabled artists – giving visitors a unique perspective on the struggles and achievements of an under-appreciated group of artists. Comment

Art walk in Prospect Park puts poetry in motion

Art: Finding art in Brooklyn is as easy as a walk in the park. Comments (4)

This art is a steal!

Art: If it’s free, is it art? A new gallery show questions the financial value of art by challenging visitors to decide if they would like some lemonade. Comments (19)

July, 2012

Why paint nudes when you can paint human–gorilla hybrids?

Art: At this drinking and drawing event, beauty is the beast. Comments (5)

People’s Playground painter brings works to Bay Ridge

Art: Bay Ridge residents won’t have to go far to get to Coney Island this summer. Comment

Ex-pat painter and Mets fan shows her love for the game

Art: “Bizarre injuries,” and “Marvelous moustaches,” are two of this French painter-turned-Mets-fan’s collectible series of memorable cards. Comment

June, 2012

See the newest addition to the DUMBO skyline

Art: An artist is turning an under-appreciated Brooklyn icon into a statement about finding beauty in gritty urban environments. Comments (1)

May, 2012

Open season! It’s Bushwick’s biggest art event of the year

Art: Here’s the shortlist of the 500 plus studios open to the public in Bushwick this weekend. Comments (3)

Sound artist transforms dancer into human antenna

Art: If Mother Earth got a record deal, her hit single would sound like this. Comment

April, 2012

Good clean fun: Artist coats gallery in laundry detergent

Art: One artist transforms a Park Slope gallery into a laundromat while another converts a Prospect Heights art space into an indoor landfill with all the charm and ambience of Wall-E’s apartment. Comment

One man’s trash is another man’s art installation

Art: Garbage has never looked this good. Comment

Murder is her business: Art shows stuffed animal crime scenes

Art: One of Jeanette May’s photos shows a severed head sitting on a kitchen floor amid scattered utensils, one eye peering up blankly — as stuffed animals tend to do. Comments (1)

Feminist fete at Brooklyn Museum

Art: Feminist icons, artists, and scores of revelers partied at Brooklyn Museum’s annual Brooklyn Artist Ball on Wednesday. Comment

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Supermensch!

Art: Move over, Elijah — a new Jewish superhero is coming to the rescue. Comment

March, 2012

Red ‘Haring’!

Art: Keith Haring, the people’s artist of New York, is coming home with an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment

Art goes to the Dog

Art: Three Brooklyn artists are capturing more than 365 moments in time using artists in astronaut suits, a gargantuan sculpture based on the messiah, and Victorian beauties topped with intestines at the Bergen Stret gallery The Invisible Dog. Comment

Beat goes on! Bushwick gallery crawl returns

Art: Skip Manhattan’s Armory festival and hit Bushwick’s nascent gallery circuit instead on March 10. Comment

February, 2012

Here’s one way to get lost in art

Art: A Gowanus artist turned her studio into a makeshift travel agency — but instead of selling vacation packages, she gave away mysterious adventures. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Museum is redecorating

Art: The museum is lending its historic period rooms as canvases from modern artists. Comment

Gallery goes graffiti in Bushwick

Art: Skewville gets honored with a retrospective at the Factory Fresh gallery. Comment

January, 2012

New takes on the classics

Art: The Brooklyn Museum is kicking off the new year by opening its doors — and handing over its showrooms — to two promising young artists inspired by the museum’s venerable permanent collection. Comment

Mocada-it-yourself! DIY fest features demos and workshops

Art: What’s better than buying home-made? Comment

Not your grandma’s sock hop: Cabaret celebrates 1950s tunes

Art: The music may have died on Feb. 3, 1959, but the tunes of late greats Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens will be exhumed on Jan. 12 at the Bell House, at a modern-day cabaret tribute to the big three. Comment

A ‘feast’ for the eyes: Exhibit showcases best food photography

Art: Feast your hungry eyes on 65 mouth-watering morsels of food photography at the “Feast Your Eyes” exhibition at the powerHouse Arena, opening Jan. 6. The delectable group show is part of the New York Photo Festival, and features food-related works shot by a mix of renowned and amateur photographers, to create a delicious display of images that pay homage to anything and everything that provides us with sustenance. Comments (1)