September Season Openers

Johan Nobell
Fall 2015 kicks off this September with more galleries, bigger and better shows, performances and installations! At last count WAGMAG featured over 160 galleries in Brooklyn and the number continues to climb, with new galleries showing up every day. We will mention just a few: In Dumbo the photo-based, shipping-container-based Photoville is back this fall in Brooklyn Bridge Park and is a do not miss destination. Photoville is a modular venue build from shipping containers, which become makeshift galleries for the photography and video, and is definitely worth a trip down to the park. This year Galleries have shifted spaces in Dumbo and 4 galleries: KlompchingMaster's ProjectsMinus Space, and United Photo Industries now occupy the gorgeous old stable building where Galapagos was. Stop by and see their new digs and be sure to see Minus Space's exhibition of Gabriele Evertz's "The Gray Question," featuring large format paintings investigating the color gray. Also in DumboSmack Mellon opens the season with Karin GiustiMichael Kukla and will feature open studios of their artist's residency program. 

Bushwick is brimming with openings, performances and installations.Alexis de Chaunac searches out artifacts from different cultures for archetypal links between the personal and the historical at Art 3.Anastasia Ax uses her body and black ink to stage a live intervention with compressed shredded paper bales at Black & WhiteLuhring Augustine features "Looking Out," an exhibition of early works on paper and recent sculpture by Rachel WhitereadMicroscope's video exhibition "Play," features some previously unseen video works by Emma Bee Bernstein, Alex McQuilkin, Erica Scourti, Jessie Stead, Mickalene Thomas, Martha Wilson. Through repetition and innovative practices, the three artists' abstract works-Jane Harris, Alex Paik, Gelah Penn—create poetic and visceral expressions transforming paper into experience at Odetta. The venerable Soho (and Chelsea) gallery Soho20opens this month at 56 Bogart with exhibitions by Petra NimtzandLindsay Packer. At The Parlour "No Irony Here," featuring work byDavid Kramer, Cate Giordano, Paul Gagner, and Claudia Bitranproves to be somewhat ironic. At Studio 10 Elana Herzog addresses the relationship between material and memory, activating the space through drawing, painting and stitching. Brooklyn Fireproof's Temporary Storage Gallery features "Maker Marks," curated by Alex Gingrow andMichael Scoggins. A group show of work by meticulous mark-makers. 

Williamsburg is busy as ever, with galleries starting the season with some longtime favorites and brilliant new arrivals. Pierogi opens the season with "Contents Under Pressure," Jane Fine works ranging from tiny paintings on paper, to one explosive six-and-a-half foot emblazoned with the American flag. And in the back room "Scape-ism," featuring Kirsten Deirup, Jonathan Herder, Johan Nobell. At Art 101Katherine Koos's new work is meditative sculpture, evoking poetry and music. AtFigureworksRoyal Young's paintings inspired by vintage Playboys, noir movie stars, exhibit a Pop Art sensibility. "Jumping the Shark," at The Royal Society of American Art features Disney Nasa Borg, Dana James, David Opdykeand Savannah Spirit. At Front Room GalleryStephen Mallon looks at largescale industrial operations in his photos of the largest ship ever built.