(From left) Deborah Brown, Sarah Schmerler, and Gwendolyn Skaggs © Photo by Allen Ying
Sarah Schmerler, guest curator of Norte Maar’s first show of this year, published a piece in the February issue of the Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Arts. In “3 Ladies of Chill Repute,” Schmerler proposed a ’round robin series of interviews and gallery visits’ and invited Deborah Brown of StorefrontBushwick and Gwendolyn Skaggs of Sugar to visit and discuss each respective space’s current shows, including her own show Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty, which recently closed at Norte Maar. Asked by Skaggs who her influences are Schmerler states, “I’ve been very influenced by the radical art historian Aby Warburg, who died in 1929 (Luis Perez-Oramas of MoMA turned me on to him). Also by Hudson, of Feature Gallery, who makes idiosyncratic yet totally trackable decisions in what he chooses to hang.”
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Norte Maar was recently highlighted in Carolina Miranda’s “A Scene Grows In Brooklyn,” a feature in the February issue of ARTnews. ”In the new millennium, the peripatetic community of New York artists,” Miranda writes, “has settled on Bushwick.” Norte Maar is spotlighted as an early and continuing participant in the development of the arts in Bushwick. The piece recognizes the Bushwick art scene and situates Norte Maar’s collaborative mission on the international art scene.
Miranda continues: ”Artists by the hundreds have been flocking to Bushwick, a working-class neighborhood just east of trendy Williamsburg. Curators, collectors, and dealers are following.” And their trip to neighborhood typically begin and end at Norte Maar!
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