I sat down for some small talk with Small Black’s front man Josh Kolenik and keyboard/guitar player Ryan Heyner about raccoons, exploding vans, and how visual arts connects with their music.
“Graffiti writers and bombers succeeded at democratizing our ideas about who gets to make art. Once that genie was out of the bottle, the next generation took it as their birthright to bring all the art out onto the streets, not just aerosol.”
Promote the arts in Brooklyn. WAGMAP. Brooklyn Art Guide chronicles art activities of art venues in Brooklyn.
Thursday, April 18 — The Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St.) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, Electric colors, sweeping lines, personal and political symbols, and a variety of media from sculpture to performance.
“Anybody who shows up can wander through the space and choose to be part of anything going on. There are scheduled moments, too, highlighting each of the artists, kind of like ‘everybody’s 15 minutes of fame,’” says Nissen. “Come with an open mind, because there will be many opportunities to be more than just the observer.”
Regular trunk shows introduce cocktail-sipping customers to an influx of fresh accessories, both antique and new.
When Aelfie Oudghiri was 17 years old, she sat in a Turkish rug shop and negotiated with the dealer for six hours. She bartered so long her brother fell asleep, and the store closed while they haggled….