On the occasion of Bushwick Open Studios, ARCH Production & Design NYC teams up with curator Claudia Eve Beauchesne to present A+, a multi-disciplinary exhibition of works by ARCH members and selected Brooklyn-based artists.
Opening reception: Friday, June 3rd, 6-10 pm
Closing party (featuring performance by Happy Lives with guests Andriana Santiago and Paulie Connor): Sunday, June 5th, 7-10 pm
Pierre Le Hors
Brian Keith Sharrock
Bushwick’s large studio spaces and diverse creative community inspire an expansive conception of art. Media mix freely and eclectic influences fuse into new forms. Art, design and architecture bleed into one another. A+ is a celebration of the formal experiments emerging from that milieu.
The selected artists revisit ideas that originated in the mid-twentieth century, using them as springboards for investigations into the untapped potential of familiar concepts and materials. Allusions to dome culture, inflatable architecture, minimalism, kitsch, the surf and skate subcultures, mid-century modern design and obsolete technology are infused with a contemporary sensibility. A+ draws from the recent past to reflect the preoccupations of artists working in and around Bushwick today.