TRANSPLANT: BROOKLYN/DETROIT/BEYOND AT BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS 2015

During Bushwick Open Studios, Detroit-based arts non-profit, Spread Art will present two days of exhibition and programming featuring Brooklyn and Detroit artists, exploring patterns and effects of individual and group migration through site-specific movement, sonic and performance art in the street. Spread Art, an organization led by Christina deRoos and Thomas Bell, was once based in Brooklyn, NY and actually helped found Bushwick Open Studios back in 2006, which has since grown annually to be one of the most highly anticipated cultural summer events based in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Spread Art Summer Group Show VIII

Transplant: Bklyn / Detroit / Beyond   //   Transplant: Own Your Dirt

Programming includes:
3pm: Bushwick Open Studios: What Have We Done?

A conversation with founders and/or organizers from the first/2006 to the current/2015 BOS: Chloe Bass, Thomas Bell, Christina deRoos, Lucia Rollow

4pm: Art & Real Estate

Brooklyn, Detroit and beyond artists in conversation about the impact of real estate on a creative life and vice versa.

Saturday’s events are presented in conjunction with the Grattan Street Performance Block Party, presented by Spread Art, Pine Box Rock Shop, and thingNY. Below is a sneak peek of a film that will be screened on Saturday night. The artist who made it, Lisa Kortschak created the video in collaboration with many Detroit musicians during a Spread Art residency in July 2014.

The Summer Group Show features Detroit artists, who are traveling with Spread Art to Brooklyn, some who are returning for the second year to participate in BOS (James Cornish and Billy Mark) and many others who will be participating for the first time (Andrea Daniel, Michael Monford, Reshounn Foster, Rachael Ahn Harbert, Matthew Daher).

Featured artists include: Thomas Bell (Detroit), Megan Bridge/fidget (Philadelphia), James Cornish (Detroit), Alexander D’Agostino (Baltimore), Matthew Daher (Detroit), Andrea Daniel (Detroit), Reshounn Foster (Detroit), Rachael Ahn Harbert (Detroit), Billy Mark (Detroit), Michael Monford (Detroit), Claribel Jolie Pichardo (Bklyn), Kalan Sherrard (Bklyn), Shua Group (NJ)

Bushwick Open Studios takes place on Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 1pm to 7pm in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.

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