Beat Nite 12:
art spaces and galleries stay open late
spaces curated by Ben Sutton
produced by Jason Andrew
organized by Norte Maar
poster by Ellen Letcher
media sponsor Bushwick Daily
Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 6-10pm
After-party at The Vazquez, 10pm-1am
Heath at the door
Light installation by Julia Sinelnikova
featuring DJ CALLMEYO + DJ jojoSOUL
$10 at the door / includes a drink ticket
93 Forrest Street, Brooklyn
Beat Nite …the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent pockets of the New York art world. –ARTINFO
Beat Nite… Best Neighborhood-Wide Gallery Nite. –L Magazine
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
About Beat Nite.
Beat Nite made its neighborhood debut in February 2009, featuring all of Bushwick’s alternative art spaces and galleries—at the time, only seven. The event grew into a biannual occurrence offering an awesome neighborhood-wide event that many have labeled “half art stroll, half bar crawl.” With over 50 galleries and alternative spaces now in Bushwick/Ridgewood, since 2012 a special guest curator has been invited to select just 10 spaces from the community’s many great offerings.
About Ben Sutton.
Ben Sutton is an art critic, journalist, and curator based in Park Slope. He is the Metro Editor at Hyperallergic, and his articles on public art, artist documentaries, the tedium of art fairs, James Franco’s obsession with Cindy Sherman, and other divisive issues been published there and by Artnet, The L Magazine, Modern Painters, Art+Auction, BKLYNR, and Brooklyn Magazine, among others. He has curated exhibitions at Field Projects, the Spring Break Art Show, the Gowanus Loft, and the Lower East Side Printshop.
About Julia Sinelnikova’s special project Chalcedony.
As an artist concerned with the realms of magic and technology, Julia Sinelnikova has always been drawn to crystals and gems. For the Beat Nite afterparty, Julia will present a new work called Chalcedony. Chalcedony is the neutral, milky blue variant of quartz, is considered to be a nurturing stone which has the power to absorb negative energy and dissipate it. Having recently discovered the stone, Julia feel its powers and undefnable coloration share an afnity with the work presented in this exhibition. Through her role as The Oracle and her Fairy Organs Sculpture Series, she has sought to manifest harmony and beauty out of a time of difcult transition. Her world of digital relationships is one of fragments, so she works with fragments to create crystal-like forms – a fantasy kingdom of breath and light. Julia’s installation will remain on view at The Vazquez (93 Forrest Street) for Armory Weekend, Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2-7pm.