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Can Lifestyle just posted this terrific look back at our early roots as an innovator in the independent art scene in New York.
“One New York neighbourhood that’s definitely one to be investigated is Bushwick,” writes Can Lifestyle, “the district has a lot to boast about with some of the best independent art galleries around. However, with this said, when thinking about touring around Bushwick, you have to move fast because some galleries might not be around next year.”
“The good news is,” the article continues,”the ones that do survive could be the galleries making a massive impact on the art scene – so it’s always good to keep an eye on them and an open mind when visiting them. Three independent galleries in Bushwick worth taking a peek at are English Kills, Norte Maar and Pocket Utopia.”
Artist Austin Thomas, whose sketchbook is currently on display at Norte Maar, recently relaunched her exhibition space Pocket Utopia. “Pocket Utopia has long been a matter of resourcefulness and recycling, reenvisioning and reappropriation, ever an endeavor to make and remake and not waste—and always with variant notions of space and place,” writes Paul D’Agostino in a preview for The L Magazine. After a two year hiatus, Pocket Utopia has reinvented itself anew: last with a successful and well attended one night show of Donald Steele’s photographs housed in a new location on the Lower East Side.
Pocket Utopia will officially reopen on April 29th with the exhibition, in collaboration with C. G. Boerner, Portraits of Artists: 18th Century French Engravings.
by Sarah L. Cronk, North Countryman, Plattsburgh, NY
Artist and founder of now closed gallery space Pocket Utopia Austin Thomas collaborated with Norte Maar’s Jason Andrew to bring a summer camp to Rouses Point. The feature encourages families to participate in the interactive and expressive day camp.
Hyperallergic + Norte Maar Raise Over $1,300 for Camp Pocket Utopia
by Hrag Vartanian
Hyperallergic, June 23, 2010
We did it! Last night’s “One Image, One Minute: Significant People Present Significant Images” event was a success. The evening raised over $1,300 for Camp Pocket Utopia in upstate New York, and thank you to everyone who donated to this worthwhile project. The children of Rouses Point, New York, and the surrounding North Country also thank you!
Norte Maar featured alongside Pocket Utopia in a Neighborhood Beat segment exploring art spaces in Bushwick. Founder Jason Andrew was interviewed.
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