Three Things to See: Art Openings in Brooklyn

Last month, we recommended several art openings in Chelsea, home to our Flower Market Loft showroom. This week, we rounded up Brooklyn artists exhibiting in Bushwick, Crown Heights and Gowanus. From a new take on ballpoint ink-and-paper artwork to a talk hosted by influential artist and blogger Sharon Butler, check out what Brooklyn has to offer and get inspired by new work from local artists.


Sugarlift Gallery
Ballpoint illustration by Guno Park courtesy of Sugarlift Gallery.

WHO: Group show featuring twelve artists: Dina Brodsky, Ian Healy, Danica Lundy, Shane McAdams, John O’Reilly, Mu Pan, Guno Park, Kristofer Porter, Matt Rota, Nicolas Sanchez, Raphael Sassi and Wade Schuman.

WHAT: Ballpoint

WHEN: Opening Friday, 1/15, 6PM – 9PM

WHERE: Sugarlift Gallery

WHY: Sugarlift is an online marketplace that helps young and emerging artists sell their work directly from their studios and in small-batch quantities. The gallery will present a group show featuring artwork created with ballpoint ink on paper. Sugarlift writes, “Though it is now considered a cheap and disposable writing tool, the invention of the ballpoint pen was considered a revolution in graphics and written communication to a world on the cusp of World War II.” Braven brewing company will be serving beverages through the evening. RSVP on Facebook.


Crown Heights

Marcus Jahmal
Artwork by Marcus Jahmal photographed by Richard Koek.

WHO: Marcus Jahmal

WHAT: No Place Like Home

WHEN: Opening Thursday, 1/14, 5PM – 8PM

WHERE: FiveMyles Gallery

WHY: Multidisciplinary artist Marcus Jahmal will present No Place Like Home, a multi-sensory installation comprised of new work. The artist often combines unlikely materials to create his artwork, some of those being wood, nails, and plexiglass integrating oil and acrylic paint finishes. With this exhibition, Marcus says he is “establishing a visual self analysis with intention to open a dialogue with viewers from a person to person vantage point. This is explored through examining the seemingly mundane objects and scenarios that serve dual purposes in my everyday life.”


Blue Alloy by Sharon Butler.
Blue Alloy by Sharon Butler courtesy of Trestle Gallery.

WHO: Sharon Butler

WHAT: Art Talk with Sharon Butler

WHEN: Tuesday, 1/12, 6:30PM

WHERE: Trestle Gallery

WHY: Sharon Butler is a DUMBO-based painter and arts writer, who is also the publisher of the influential art blog Two Coats of Paint. Through her blog, she has collaborated with various arts organizations, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum, New York Studio School, the School of Visual Arts, Creative Capital, and the Warhol Foundation. Sharon will be giving a talk at Trestle Gallery. In addition to hosting talks as an artist and critic, her work is regularly shown throughout the United States. RSVP at ($5 suggested donation).

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