DISPATCH - DEC 1, 2012 (3:05 p.m.)


It's here! The curated People's Choice exhibition of Brooklyn artists opens tonight at the Brooklyn Museum. The opening coincides with Target First Saturdays so it's bound to be a wild time at the museum. Events begin at 5 p.m. and run through 10 p.m. On tap are live music, performances, a film screening, artist talks and participatory art. (The dance party isn't happening while the museum explores different ways to interact and connect with the community).

When the evening is over, the exhibition won't be. "GO: A Community-Curated Open Studio Project" remains on view through Feb 24, 2013. The exhibition presents the work of five Brooklyn artists: Adrian Coleman, Oliver Jeffers, Naomi Safran-Hon, Gabrielle Watson and Yeon Ji Yoo.

Coleman is from Fort Greene, Jeffers from Boreum Hill, Safran from Prospect Heights, Watson from Crown Heights and Yeon from Red Hook.


Yeon Ji Yoo installs her work at the Brooklyn Museum.


The exhibiting artists were chosen by Brooklyn Museum curators culled from the Top Ten artists selected through popular vote by people visiting five or more studios during the GO Open Studio Community event held on Sept 8 and 9, 2012. Each voter could select three artists to win.

The museum estimates 18,000 people made 147,000 studio visits. Around 1,708 artists participated in the event.

The exhibition is made up of works selected by Brooklyn Museum curators after multiple studio visits made by Eugenie Tsai, the museum's John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, and Sharon Matt Atkins, the museum's Managing Curator of Exhibitions and Co-Organizer of GO.

Here's a sneak peek at the show:


"Without a Doubt Part 2" by Oliver Jeffers.


"Early Morning Ride Home" by Adrian Coleman.


"Absent Present Wadi Salib 18 Green Wall" by Naomi Saran Hon.


"Untitled" by Gabrielle Watson.


"Silkworm Memories" by Yeon Ji Yoo.


BASIC FACTS: "GO! - A Community-Curated Open Studio Project" opens on Dec 1, 2012 and runs through Feb 24, 2013. It is presented at the Brooklyn Museum in the Mezzanine Gallery on the second floor. Exhibiting are Adrian Coleman, Oliver Jeffers, Naomi Safran-Hon, Gabrielle Watson and Yeon Ji Yoo.

The exhibition was organized by the Museum's Managing Curator of Exhibitions, Sharon Matt Atkins, and Chief of Technology, Shelley Bernstein. The GO Project was inspired by ArtPrize, an annual publicly juried art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Open Studio Weekend held annually in Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook, and Bushwick, according to the museum.

The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052. For details, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org.

RELATED STORIES: Hamptons Art Hub: "Go Open Studios Winners Announced." Published Oct 10, 2012.

Hamptons Art Hub: "Go Open Studios Weekend in Brooklyn." Published Sept 8, 2012.


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