Bushwick Open Studios 2022
Bushwick Open Studios 2022. For an interactive map on Google Maps, scroll down.

This Weekend in NYC: Art writer Morgan Everhart selects the top artists and organizations to visit for Bushwick Open Studios 2022.

I can’t help but laugh, somewhat hysterically, when I think about how much happened during last week’s Armory festivities and what’s about to happen this weekend at Bushwick Open Studios. “Accessibility” is the best word to describe the difference between these art events. Most Armory Week events were ticketed or private events—if you wanted to check out gallery receptions last week, you likely had to inconveniently scour several platforms to map out your night. 

In contrast, Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is this weekend, from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. BOS takes on a more community-oriented approach to promoting the arts by allowing any artist or organization in the neighborhood to participate in its festivities. With over 100 artists and organizations participating in BOS, we’ve highlighted and routed the top studios, galleries, or art-related spots to visit over the weekend. 

Please refer to Bushwick Open Studio’s website for everyone’s open hours. Most are open from 12–6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s a Google map of Bushwick Open Studios, created by art cartographer and writer Alex Feim:

Katherine Bradford, Flashlights at the Beach
Katherine Bradford, Flashlights at the Beach, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 11 × 14 inches. Image courtesy of BOS.

1. Between States

Ahead of Bushwick Open Studios, “Between States” opens—“Between States” is a group exhibition to support abortion rights via Planned Parenthood, Brigid Alliance, and Keep Our Clinics. 

“Between States” counters the idea that we are divided according to the state in which we live, and shows the reality of human connection across geographical boundaries. The exhibition highlights gender fluidity and emphasizes that women’s rights are human rights through showing experiences of perceptual depth and multi-dimensional readings.

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 16, 6–9 p.m.
56 Bogart Street Suite #114, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Curated by Michael David and Jennifer Samet, “Between States” shows works by Andrea Belag, Michael Berryhill, Allison Blumenthal, Katherine Bradford, Tom Burckhardt, Lisa Corinne Davis, Mary DeVincentis, Astrid Dick, Angela Dufresne, Teresa Getty, Brenda Goodman, Joanne Greenbaum, Nora Griffin, Cate Holt, Jenna Inzetta, Suzanne Joelson, Barbara Laube, Margrit Lewczuk, Lauren Luloff, Sangram Majumdar, Suzanne McClelland, Leeza Meksin, Cherie Mittenthal, Louise Noel, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Judy Pfaff, Erika Ranee, Debra Samdperil, Mira Schor, Francesca Schwartz, Joan Snyder, Kyle Staver, Rachel Volpone, Anna Wagner-Ott, Carolyn Wenning, Emily Weiskopf, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.

“Spill Vase (Twin Blue)” 2022 by Amy Talluto
Left: “Spill Vase (Twin Blue)” 2022, Polymer clay and oil paint, 8 H × 11 W × 4 inches D. Right: “Spill Vase (Magenta Multi-head),” 2022, Polymer clay and oil paint, 11 H × 7 W × 4 inches D. Images courtesy of BOS.

2. Amy Talluto

Amy Talluto is quite an interdisciplinary artist with an impressive range of paintings, collages, and sculptures in her studio. Living between NYC and the Catskills, Talluto is invigorated by nature’s eccentricities and has painted them most of her life. Her studio is adjacent to the Underdonk Gallery Space.

1329 Willoughby Ave, Suite 211 (Underdonk Gallery)
Ridgewood, NY 11237
1–6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @talluts
Website: amytalluto.com

Skewville. Image courtesy of M. Everhart.

3. Skewville

This building is impossible to miss. Skewville is a multi-level artist residence with a backyard gallery. Every floor of the building will be open to the public for the first time. Two decades of Skewville stamp archives along with an array of prints and propaganda will be for sale. 

237 Starr St., Brooklyn, New York 11237
12–7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @Skewville

Cara Lynch, “Heavy Heart”
Left: Cara Lynch, “Heavy Heart,” Stained glass and steel, 55 × 18 × 6 inches, 2022. Right: Mónica Félix, Mixed media, Video installation.

4. Cara Lynch & Mónica Félix

Cara Lynch

Cara Lynch is an artist based in New York and Nashville. Working in sculpture, installation, and print, she is currently making windchimes, suncatchers, and mosaics. In addition to her studio work, she has created many commissioned public projects.

1717 Troutman Street
Studio #311 Ridgewood, NY 11385
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @cara_lynch_
Website: caralynchstudio.com

Mónica Félix

Mónica Félix is a visual artist, professional photographer, and yoga instructor born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has a BA from the University of Puerto Rico, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. Her practice explores identity perspectives through photography, moving images, installation, and sea objects.

1717 Troutman St.
Studio 311 Ridgewood, NY 11385
2–8 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @monicafelix
Website: monicafelix.com

Judi Keeshan, “Three moons”
Left: Judi Keeshan, “Three moons,” 16 × 20 inches, Acrylic on canvas, 2020. Right: Joanna Ungar. MAC Lip Scrubtious, Encaustic and painted cardboard on panel 6 × 7 inches, 2022.

5. Judi Keeshan & Joanna Ungar

Judi Keeshan

566 Johnson Ave, Studio 9
Brooklyn, New York 11237
12–6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Website: judikeeshan.com

Judi Keeshan’s vibrantly patterned, abstracted paintings are inspired by folk art, crafts, and surrealism. 

Joanne Ungar Art Studio

Joanna Ungar’s work primarily consists of poured and layered wax paintings composed of the geometric forms of recycled packaging and infused with pigmented beeswax and encaustic. The work on view is available for purchase. 

566 Johnson Ave, Studio #21
Brooklyn, NY 11237
12–6 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @joanneungar
Website: joanneungar.com

Pillow Culture Studio Installation
Left: Pillow Culture Studio Installation, Right: Morgan Everhart Studio.

6. Studio 205 & Morgan Everhart

Studio 205

Studio 205 will showcase the sculptures of Pillow Culture and Sutton Murray. Pillow Culture is a research-based design studio dedicated to the development of innovative pillows using current material technologies relating to human comfort, beauty, and well-being. In their ongoing collaborations with artists, scientists, and cultural historians, Pillow Culture investigates the research and development of new pillow prototypes that broaden everyday attitudes toward the pillow.

117 Grattan Street, #205
Brooklyn, NY 11237
1–7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @pillowculture
Instagram: @sutts_stuff

Morgan Everhart

I am also participating in Bushwick Open Studios. In my studio, we’ll have complimentary hard copies of A Women’s Thing’s “Memory” issue. 

My practice challenges naturalism and ontology through reflection on personal experiences, identity, and art history. On view will be a range of paintings at different scales, including a wall of 75 “Double Takes.”

117 Grattan Street, Studio #308
Brooklyn, NY 11233
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @morgan_everhart
Website: morganeverhart.com

No Aloha Bar
Image courtesy of M. Everhart.

7. No Aloha Bar

A new bar in Bushwick, No Aloha, will have artwork from several artists on display—a photo backdrop on their stage by photographer Ian Reid, illustrations by Lucas David, velvet paintings by Sarah Sweeney, and an installation by Claudia Santiso, among other works. There will be live music and festivities in the evenings. 

17 Ingraham Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
11–4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday.

Instagram: @noaloha.bar
Website: noaloha.bar

Pegasus Gallery.
Pegasus Gallery. Image courtesy of M. Everhart.

8. Pegasus Gallery

Pegasus Prints screen printing shop is showcasing the ink and watercolor work of artist Albert Shelton in their upstairs space, Pegasus Gallery. This shop is The First Privately-Owned Fine Art Silkscreen Studio Founded by a Woman, Ali Sahmel. Sahmel began her career at Pace Prints as a chromist and printer.  She later moved to Two Palms for 10 years and collaborated with Chuck Close, Mel Bochner, Cecily Brown, Elizabeth Peyton, Terry Winters, Chris Ofili, Peter Doig, and David Row, among others. Most recently, Ali has worked on projects with Nate Lowman, Lucien Smith, John Newsom, and Ella Kruglyanskaya.

303 Ten Eyck St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
2–7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Instagram: @pegasus_prints
Website: Pegasusprints.co