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Brooklyn at the Art Fairs May 2014


The London art fair Frieze and it’s attendant satellite fairs land in New York the first week of May with usual fanfare and anticipation. The largest contingent of Brooklyn galleries can be found at NADA New York (299 South St., Manhattan) and includes both 247365 and Know More Games of the “Donut District” in Carroll Gardens, Jackie Klempay, Regina Rex, and Interstate of Bushwick, Rawson Projects and The Journal Gallery of North Brooklyn, and Show Room of Gowanus. At Pulse New York (125 W. 18th St., Manhattan) look for Williamsburg’s TRANSFER and Front Room Gallery and at Frieze itself (Randall’s Island), find Greenpoint’s Real Fine Arts. Cutlog in the Lower East Side (107 Suffolk St., Manhattan) shows work from Bushwick’s Fuchs Projects and Signal and finally, Brooklyn hosts it’s own fair with SEVEN / VIDEO at The Boiler (191 N. 14th St., Brooklyn); seven galleries each presenting video work by one artist that includes offerings from Momenta art and Pierogi. Additionally Bushwick galleries will be open until 9pm on Saturday May 10th, to entice art fair visitors to the area.

Later in the month, the 5th Annual Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk (bayridgesaw.org) opens on May 17th along Bay Ridge’s 5th Avenue. Also that weekend in the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy, attend the 15th Annual Sonya Art Walk (sonyaonline.org) which offers a peek into over 60 artists’ studios and art spaces. The last day of May marks the beginning of the mammoth 8th Annual Bushwick Open Studios event (artsinbushwick.org) but before that, you’ll want to attend and support The WAGMAG 2014 Benefit held on Tues May 27th at Dumbo’s Kunsthalle Galapagos (111 Front St., Brooklyn). The full ticket price gets you a lively, entertaining evening, a guaranteed artwork, and the invaluable feeling of supporting the only borough-wide art guide, one whose sole purpose is to support and promote Brooklyn Art Galleries and artists.

—Enrico Gomez