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Renegade Craft Fair, Collabfest, Taste Talks – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/10–9/16)

FRIDAY 9/12
♦ Greenpoint Gallery Night
 @ Greenpoint, 7pm, FREE, Presented by GreenpointGalleries.com, an ongoing effort to shed light on Greenpoint’s exceptional galleries, art organizations, and businesses that feature artwork, RSVP
♦ Asshats for Shitheads @ Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Suite E4G) 7pm, FREE, Floating ink solo exhibition by Sto Len, RSVP
* Midnight Radio Show @ Heckscher Park (134 Scholes St) dusk, FREE, Shadow Puppet Theater​ & Fairytale Variety Show, More info
♫ Relix Magazine Presents @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 8pm, FREE, With London Souls / Low-Cut Connie / Bad Faces / Clam, RSVP

SATURDAY 9/13
* Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair @ Brooklyn Expo Center (79 Franklin St) 7:30pm, $25, Browse 100 fine dealers of antiques, modern design, art, vintage and rare books, ephemera, posters and more, Buy tix
* Renegade Craft Fair
 @ 50 Kent Ave, 11am, FREE, An exciting lineup of handmade local treats, including jewelry, stationery, clothing and accessories, leather goods, art prints, housewares, and more, More info
♫ Van Heusen Returns @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, David Lee Roth–Era Van Halen tribute band with opener Los Ramones, Buy tix
* Goodbye Moving Sale & Art Auction @ The Lounge Underground (214 Franklin St, B1) 8:30pm, FREE, A studio-wide sale and auction; work will be inexpensive, ranging from 5 to 100 bucks, RSVP

SUNDAY 9/14
# Local Honey & Beer Tasting @ LIC Roots Community Garden (29-6 47th Ave) 12pm, FREE, Beer tastings, honey tastings, hive visits, and restaurants sampling items made with Zip Code Local Honey, RSVP
# Taste Talks All-Star BBQ @ East River Park (90 Kent Ave) 1pm, $40, A sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes, Buy tix
# Lobster Party @ Kings County Saloon (1 Knickerbocker Ave) 4pm, $30, Lobster with all the fixins, corn on the cob, potatoes, greens, and dessert, Buy tix

MONDAY 9/15
* Brooklyn Book Festival Opening Night Party @ Paper Box (17 Meadow St) 7:30pm, FREE, With Electric Literature, Tumblr, PEN American Center, and BuzzFeed BooksRSVP
♦ Controversially Speaking @ Williamsburg Music Center (367 Bedford Ave) 9pm, FREE, Artworks sure to stir up some controversy and conversation, More info

TUESDAY 9/16
 Used Gravitrons Launch Party @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 7pm, FREE, With Jesse Rivkin / Jefferson Gizzard / Mendez with Eleanor Dubinsky,More info
* Barbaric Yawp: A Tribute to Walt Whitman @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With Justin Martin / Amy King / Evan Roskos / Allen Crawford, RSVP

DAMAGED COPY: PRESERVING ARTWORKS AND THEIR STORIES

with Bill Abdale

An introduction to conservation methods for artists, collectors, and whoever else, with an emphasis on works on paper.
September 21, 2-5PM
$25 with materials

Reserve a space now, email us at maya@booklyn.org.

Bill Abdale is a Brooklyn-based artist whose drawings and prints use photography, scanning, and collecting to deal with storytelling and history – particularly the way in which gaps in information and falsehoods are absorbed into a story as it is told and retold. His interest in handling and conservation techniques comes from years of experience working as a contract printer, art handler, studio assistant, college-level printmaking teacher, and paper store employee, among other jobs. He holds an MFA from Hunter College, CUNY and a BFA from Purchase College, SUNY, and has participated in seminars at the Art & Law Program, New York (2013), Beta-Local, San Juan Puerto Rico (2013), and SOMA, Mexico City (2011).

This workshop is part of a new series introducing active book artists as lecturers and instructors, using the artists’ own critical discourse on visual culture as the backbone for curriculum. It is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the arts.

For more information please contact maya@booklyn.org.

Booklyn Art Gallery 37 Greenpoint Ave 4FL Brooklyn, NY 11222 718.383.9621 www.booklyn.org STO LEN Asshats for Shitheads September 12 - November 9, 2014 The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present Asshats for Shitheads, a solo-exhibition from Sto Len. Asshats for Shitheads debuts a new body of the artist’s work reinterpreting suminagashi printmaking through a series of paintings, prints, and artist’s books. Suminagashi or “floating ink” is a paper marbling process originated in Japan in the 12th century. This process produces monoprints by painting patterns onto the surface of water with ink, laying down a piece of paper, and removing after a few seconds. These patterned papers were initially used by book-binders as decorative endpaper to mask the bumps and cords of leather bound books. They were also used on book covers to hide dirt and wear more successfully than plain paper. Using less traditional materials including a plastic swimming pool, Sto allows dirt, paint, residue (and the occasional insect) to build up on his painting surface for days and weeks while preparing a print. Lead in a meditative trance, the ink and artist succumb to the properties of the water and gravity, letting nature alter the artist’s initial strokes. The resulting artworks are textured and dimensional, infused with dirt and often pieces of the floor. Sto’s chance intervention of dirt and residue teases the decorative origin of this process, channeling Arte Povera and Dada tendencies.

Booklyn Art Gallery
37 Greenpoint Ave 4FL
Brooklyn, NY 11222 
718.383.9621
www.booklyn.org
STO LEN Asshats for Shitheads

September 12 - November 9, 2014 
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present Asshats for Shitheads, a solo-exhibition from Sto Len. Asshats for Shitheads debuts a new body of the artist’s work reinterpreting suminagashi printmaking through a series of paintings, prints, and artist’s books.
Suminagashi or “floating ink” is a paper marbling process originated in Japan in the 12th century. This process produces monoprints by painting patterns onto the surface of water with ink, laying down a piece of paper, and removing after a few seconds. These patterned papers were initially used by book-binders as decorative endpaper to mask the bumps and cords of leather bound books. They were also used on book covers to hide dirt and wear more successfully than plain paper.
Using less traditional materials including a plastic swimming pool, Sto allows dirt, paint, residue (and the occasional insect) to build up on his painting surface for days and weeks while preparing a print. Lead in a meditative trance, the ink and artist succumb to the properties of the water and gravity, letting nature alter the artist’s initial strokes. The resulting artworks are textured and dimensional, infused with dirt and often pieces of the floor. Sto’s chance intervention of dirt and residue teases the decorative origin of this process, channeling Arte Povera and Dada tendencies.