They want, they want, they want, and last month they got: New York State Supreme Court Judge Eileen A. Rakower dismissed a suit brought by a small group of Williamsburg locals to stop the CPCR project on two basic grounds.
Last Saturday, May 7, Smack Mellon Gallery, the DUMBO art non-profit, held their annual party/fundraiser for Kentucky Derby Fans and art lovers. The 137th Kentucky Derby was broadcast live on big screen to a well-heeled and hatted audience.
Is all art that’s created with AR essentially subversive? It seems like AR artists are grooving on the medium’s amazing potential for making people blink and think twice about all sorts of stuff—social and institutional—they see around them.
You may have experienced it at a newsstand, on a friend’s bookshelf, or through a chance encounter at a local coffee shop, but no matter what the venue, there’s a new-found energy in the world of indie art publishing, and North Brooklyn is its hub.
They just wanted a place where they could stage their own works; never did they imagine that just a few short years later, the Brick would play host to a multitude of festivals, award-winning plays, improv theater, and even late night burlesque shows.