Up & Coming: March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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ART 101: 101 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 302-2242 or www.art101brooklyn.com.

Nicola Ginzel & Chester Nielsen. Through March 18. This show features artists whose process is both visible and coherent.

BAC GALLERY: 111 Front St., DUMBO. www.brooklynartscouncil.org.

“Funny Ha Ha.” Through July 27. This group show will explore different approaches to using humor in art. Artists include: Ernest Concepcion, Katy Higgins, Beth Krebs and Iviva Olenick. Curated by Courtney J. Wendroff, BAC’s Visual Arts Director.

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BAMART: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.

“From Caruso to Cunningham.” Through August. A special archival exhibition delving into BAM’s rich history, a century and a half in the making. Original documents, archival video, photographs and more illuminate the moments, memories and cultural happenings that have transpired both on and off its stages. Curator David Harper and archivist Sharon Lehner co-curate this free exhibition, open to the public in the lobby of the BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building.

BRIC ROTUNDA GALLERY: 33 Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 683-5604 or bricartsmedia.org/contemporary-art.

Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order. March 22–April 28. Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, director of contemporary art.

Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Exhibition. March 22–April 28. Curated by Emily Zimmerman.

BROOKLYN COLLEGE ART GALLERY (BCAG): 2705 Campus Road, sixth floor, Midwood. (718) 951-5181.

African Diaspora in Brooklyn 2012. Through June 1. Group show of MFA students’ work.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or


“Playing House.” Through Aug. 26. “Playing House” is the first in a series of installations that aim to engage visitors with the Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms.

“Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin.” Through Aug. 12. This exhibition features 15 iconic works by 19th-century French master Auguste Rodin, selected from the museum’s collection by British artist Rachel Kneebone and shown alongside eight of her own large-scale porcelain sculptures.

“Raw/Cooked”: Shura Chernozatonskaya. Through April 8. The third exhibition in the “Raw/Cooked” series features the work of Red Hook-based artist Shura Chernozatonskaya. For her Brooklyn Museum presentation, she has created two site-specific painting installations.

“Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919.” Through Aug. 19. An exploration of the early journalistic career of Barnes (1892–1982), a writer and women’s rights advocate.

“Question Bridge: Black Male.” Through June 3. An innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair will feature dialogue among 150 black men recruited from 11 American cities and towns.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

“Released with Conviction” by the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). Through April 28. This multi-media project follows nine former inmates after their release from incarceration. Photography by Jeyhoun Allebaugh, Michael Scott Berman, and Bryan Tarnowski.

“Botanical Inspirations” by the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Through April 28.

“Crossing Continents: A Journey through Asia and Africa in Quilts” by Susan Sato & Myrah Brown Green. Through April 28.

“Hans My Hedgehog” and Other Illustrated Tales by John Nickle. Through April 28.

CAUSEY CONTEMPORARY: 92 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 218-8939 or www.causeycontemporary.com.

Kathy Goodell: “Mesmer Eyes.” Through April 16. Goodell is a contemporary artist who works in sculptural objects, installation and drawing.

DIANA H. JONES SENIOR CENTER: 9 Noll St., Bushwick. (718) 782-3601

“Pioneers of Bushwick: We Call It Home.” Through April 27. An exhibit featuring photographic portraits of long-time Bushwick residents by Daryl-Ann Saunders, presented by the Bushwick Senior Citizens Council.

DUMBO ARTS CENTER: 30 Washington St., DUMBO. (718) 694-0831 or www.dumboartscenter.org.

“New Pyramids for the Capitalist System.” Through April 8. This exhibition by Robby Herbst explores acrobatics, class, bodies and interpersonal dynamics through a series of large-scale drawings, installations, and a performance of human pyramids completed at Occupy L.A.

FIVEMYLES: 558 St. John’s Place, Prospect Heights. (718) 783-4438 or www.fivemyles.org.

“Balloons and Barbed Wire.” Through May 10. Sculpture by Musa Hixson.

FORT USELESS: 36 Ditmars St., Bushwick. www.fortuseless.com.

“120dB.” Through March 24. A group exhibit showcasing the work of 13 female concert photographers prominently featured in Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Prefix, Impose, Village Voice, NPR, House List and many other sites and publications.

INVISIBLE DOG STUDIOS: 51 Bergen St., Boerum Hill. www.theinvisibledog.org.

Opening Weekend. March 10, from 1–10 p.m. and March 11, from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The opening of three solo exhibitions, one group exhibition, and in-house artists open studios: On the ground floor, R Justin Stewart’s sculptural installation “Distorting (A Messiah Project 13C);” in the garden gallery, Daniel Horowitz’s “365 drawing project;” and in the third floor gallery, Malcolm Brown’s photo-portraits “The Artists of The Invisible Dog.” Each of these in-house artists will contribute a piece to a group show “Work/Space 2012.” The entire building will be open for the visitors to enjoy the artwork and meet its creators.

KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE: 353 Van Brunt St., Red Hook. (718) 875-2098 or www.kentlergallery.org.

“The Influential Female: Drawings Inspired by Women in History.” Through March 25. The artists in this exhibition draw their inspiration from historic or specific female subjects to create fresh and challenging gender-related artwork.

MICRO MUSEUM: 123 Smith St., Boerum Hill. (718) 797-3116 or www.micromuseum.com.

“Lovey + Dovey = Forever.” Through Sept. 14. As a tribute to Valentine’s Day, Micro Museum’s founding artists Kathleen and William Laziza are adding new works of art to their cumulative art exhibit “Above and Beyond” (2010–2013).

MOCADA: 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene. (718) 230-0492 or mocada.org.

“The Box That Rocks: 30 Years of ‘Video Music Box’ and the Rise of Hip Hop Music & Culture.” March 10–May 28.This exhibition of contemporary art celebrates the global influence of “Video Music Box,” and the show’s historic contribution to urban music and culture.

MURIEL GUEPIN GALLERY: 47 Bergen St., Boerum Hill. (718) 858-4535 or www.murielguepingallery.com.

“Cut and Paste.” Through April 15. This new exhibition examines many of the ways in which artists use collages as the dominant element in creating abstract imagery.

NURTUREART GALLERY: 56 Bogart St., Bushwick. (718) 569-2086 or nurtureart.org.

“Systemic Risk.” Through March 16. Group exhibition curated by Jonathan Durham. In financial terms, systemic risk refers to a domino effect of cascading failures, leading to the irreversible collapse of an entire system or market. The artists in this exhibition work to reorganize specific parameters of a given system in order to point to phenomenological behavior, inequality, misperception, and in some cases, complete lack of understanding.

SMACK MELLON: 92 Plymouth St., DUMBO. (718) 834-8761 or www.smackmellon.org.

Two Solo Exhibitions: Yoko Inoue and Jeanne Quinn. March 17 through April 22. Inoue’s latest multimedia installation, “Mandala Flea Market Mutants: Pop Protocol and the Seven Transformations of Good-luck National Defense Cats,” transforms the front gallery into a maze of vending booths derived from traditional Japanese temple fairs.

Quinn’s installation, “LaceMath,” is based on a piece of 17th-century Italian lace.

TABLA RASA GALLERY: 224 48th St., Sunset Park. (718) 833-9100 or www.tablarasagallery.com.

Works from the Tabla Rasa Collection: To view, call for appointment and scheduled hours.

THE OLD STONE HOUSE: 336 Third St., Park Slope. (718) 768-3195 or www.theoldstonehouse.org.

Hugh Crawford: “Sections.” Through March 18. An exhibition of new photographic works.

Cultural Events

KUMBLE THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 488-1624 or www.kumbletheater.org.

Cultural Infusion Night. March 8, from 5–7 p.m. Live music, fashion and food from around the world celebrating the diversity of LIU Brooklyn and its neighbors.


BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.

“Hora.” Through March 10. Choreographed by Ohad Naharin and performed by Batsheva Dance Company. Naharin’s “Hora” unfurls a ravishing vision of abstraction, sensuality and playfulness. Isao Tomita’s inventive soundtrack is a collage of classical masterpieces by Strauss, Wagner, Grieg, Debussy and John Williams played on an array of vintage analog synths.

MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER: 3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 624-8400 or mmdg.org.

651 Live and Outspoken Series: Choreographer Garth Fagan interviewed by dancer/choreographer Judith Jamison. March 13, at 7 p.m. Two of modern dance’s legends, Fagan and Jamison, sit down for an intimate conversation about their ideas, inspirations and careers in dance. Members of Garth Fagan Dance will perform excerpts of his work. For tickets or more information, visit www.651ARTS.org.


BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Walt Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood. (718) 951-4500 or www.brooklyncenter.com.‘Puss in Boots’ is the tale of a cat whose master buys him magical boots, enabling him to speak. Puppetworks brings the story to life with an original song score, 18th-century French style costumes and settings, and marionettes designed by Nicolas Coppola. See listing under Family/kids.  Photo by TA Smith

The Beauty of the Ballet. March 11, at 2 p.m. Students and faculty of the world-famous School of American Ballet (the official academy of New York City Ballet) present this program illustrating the process by which talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers. Children will watch a “class” where training exercises and steps are demonstrated, and also enjoy excerpts from famous ballets. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

COBBLE HILL CINEMAS: 265 Court St., Cobble Hill. (718) 596-9113 or cobblehilltheatre.com.

Big Movies for Little Kids: “Pippi Longstocking.” March 12, at 4 p.m. Never a damsel in distress, the strongest girl in the world moves into Villa Villakulla with her monkey, Mr. Nillsson, and horse, Little Old Man, and the adventures begin (1969).

PUPPETWORKS: 338 Sixth Ave., Park Slope. (718) 965-3391 or www.puppetworks.org.

“Puss in Boots.” Through April 7, at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Charles Perrault’s 1697 French tale of a remarkable cat, adapted for the marionette stage by artistic director Nicolas Coppola.


BAY RIDGE JEWISH CENTER: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or www.bayridgejewishcenter.org.

Yoga with Patti. Mondays at 6:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Nine sessions $110, drop-ins $15.

Senior Tai Chi. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Cost $10/75 minutes of gentle rhythmic exercise done with or without chairs. Reservations recommended.

Tai Chi Quan Forms. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.



BAMCINÉMATEK: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.

Hysterical Excess: Discovering Andrzej Zulawski. Through March 20. A complete retrospective of the Polish director’s work, which spans four languages and four decades.

Terence Davies. March 15 and 21–27. British director Davies has a distinctive, noncommercial style and only seven films in his filmography. His work is a personal exploration of memory, time, internal and external repression, childhood, religion, and alienation. BAM presents this series on the occasion of his latest film, “The Deep Blue Sea,” an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play set in postwar London.



BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 222-4111 or www.brooklynhistory.org.

“Context/Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts 1967 to Present.” Through April 29.

“Inventing Brooklyn: People, Places, Progress.” Through June 3. From Native American roots and Dutch-colonial influences to icons such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Dodgers, this exhibition examines how various people, places and historical events have shaped the development of the borough.


BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN: 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights. (718) 623-7200 or www.bbg.org.

31st Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom: Think Global, Grow Local: What’s Next for Urban Gardeners? March 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. BBG’s community horticulture program, GreenBridge, welcomes hundreds of gardeners from across the borough to kick off spring at Making Brooklyn Bloom. The daylong conference will gather horticultural professionals and home gardeners alike to meet each other, learn new gardening strategies and techniques, and discover local organizations that can help enliven Brooklyn’s landscape and community through gardening.

Literary Events

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Gotham: Writers in the City: Elissa Schappell. March 10, at 4 p.m. Schappell reads from her new book, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, a provocative, keenly observed, and wickedly smart work of fiction that maps America’s shifting cultural landscape from the late 1970s to the present day. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate hosts.


ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE: 38 Water St., DUMBO. www.stannswarehouse.org.

“Elephant Room.” March 22–April 8. Illusionists Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic and Daryl Hannah invite you to a place of secrets and mystery.


BAMCAFE: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.

BAMcafé Live All-Stars: Nora York’s Power/Play. March 9, at 9 p.m. York specializes in deconstructing and reimagining established musical masterworks.

Golem. March 10, at 9 p.m. Specializing in klezmer minus the clarinet, Golem is one of New York’s go-to bands for Eastern European folk music at its best.

BARGEMUSIC: Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn. (718) 624-2083 or www.bargemusic.org.

Here and Now Series: Music by Karen Tanaka, John Kaefer, Frederic Rzewski Max McKee, David Lang, Joe Dudell and John Adams. March 9, at 8 p.m. With Blair McMillen, piano; Manon Hutton-deWys, piano; and Asmira Woodward-Page, violin.

Masterworks Series: Beethoven. March 10, at 8 p.m. and March 11, at 3 p.m. With Mark Peskanov, violin; Eugene Osadchy, cello; and Paul Ostrovsky, piano.

BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 Seventh Ave., Park Slope. (718) 622-3300 or www.bqcm.org.

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open: Noah Preminger Quartet. March 11, at 8 p.m. Connection Works presents this program of works for solo instruments by Arutunian, Ravel and Persechetti, plus a special performance of a brand new concerto composed by John Cook entitled “Concerto Noir for solo trumpet in C and orchestra (piano accompaniment).” Featuring Noah Preminger, saxophone; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; and Billy Hart, drums.

BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: (718) 488-5700 or www.bphil.org.

The Time is Always Right: A Century of Black Music in America. March 16, at 10:15 a.m. and 12 noon. Featuring the Brooklyn High School for the Arts Choir and the renowned tap dancers from Divine Rhythm Productions, this program will explore nearly a century of music by black composers. Performance takes place at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood. For more information, call the Brooklyn Philharmonic Education department at (718) 488-7012.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, CARROLL GARDENS: 396 Clinton St., Carroll Gardens. (718) 596-6972 or www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert. March 11, at 4 p.m. Repertoire for this concert will be music for flute, harp and strings, including Ravel’s Pavane, Suite by Vincent D’Indy, Michael Amorosi’s Suite of Six Dances, Joseph Jongen’s Concert a Cinq and Saint Saens’ Fantasie for Violin and Harp. Canta Libre was founded in to foster the performance and enjoyment of musical literature specifically written for flute, harp and strings. www.cantalibre.org.

ISSUE PROJECT ROOM: 110 Livingston St., Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 330-0313 or www.issueprojectroom.org.

MATA Interval 4.3: Beaubourg to Brooklyn — Electro-acoustic Music from Paris. March 8, at 8 p.m. This concert features six works for solo instrument and live electronics by six young composers from four continents, all of whom crossed paths with composer and curator Christopher Trapani while working in Paris.

ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill. (917) 267-0363 or www.roulette.org.

Third Annual New Music Bake Sale. March 11, from 4-11 p.m. A collective fundraising event for New York-based new music ensembles and organizations. Participating organizations and ensembles will

represent themselves tables throughout the space. The event will also include performances by some of New York’s foremost contemporary classical and new music ensembles, including Gutbucket, Newspeak, TILT Brass, Janus Trio, Face the Music, Sideband, Exapno members (Concert Black, Sweat Lodge, & Joey Molinaro), James Moore and Andie Springer. For more information, visit newmusicbakesale.org.


FREDDY’S BAR AND BACK ROOM: 627 Fifth Ave., Park Slope. (718) 768-0131.

Opera on Tap presents Girls Gone Wild (and the idiots that fall in love with them). March 8, at 9 p.m. If there is one thing that opera does not lack, it is wild girls. For more information, visit www.operaontap.org/newyork.

REGINA OPERA: 1210 65th St., Dyker Heights. (718) 259-2772 or www.reginaopera.org.

“Cavalleria Rusticana.” March 10 and 11, at 3 p.m. In Italian with full orchestra. On March 11, the short opera will be paired with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto Number 4. On March 10, the opera will be paired with “Opera Highlights.”

Performance/Spoken Word

BAM HARVEY THEATER: 651 Fulton St., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.

Poetry 2012: Grand Slam! March 9, at 7:30 p.m. This special one-night-only performance welcomes some of the best poets, beatboxers, and hip-hop artists in the industry and showcases the world of spoken word in a dynamic cross-generational, multicultural, and interdisciplinary program.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or www.brooklynmuseum.org.

In Conversation: Jessica Care Moore and Danny Simmons. March 8, at 7 p.m. Following a performance by a group of legendary poets and writers, poet and publisher Care Moore, the founder of Black Women Rock!, discusses the state of black poetry and literature with painter and author Simmons, the co-creator of Def Poetry Jam.

St. Patrick’s Day Events

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY CHAPEL: 25th Street at Fifth Avenue, Sunset Park. (718) 210-3080 or www.green-wood.com/toursevents.

Pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration. March 10, from 7-1 p.m. An evening of music, dancing, and the sophisticated swing of Tara O’Grady & the Black Velvet Band. Advance ticket purchase is required.


BRICK THEATER: 575 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 907-6189 or www.bricktheater.com.

“The House of Fitzcarraldo.” Through March 17. “Fitzcarraldo” is a 1982 film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known as Fitzcarraldo in Peru, who has to pull a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory. Buran Theatre Company’s “The House of Fitzcarraldo” is a highly theatrical performance work in which the performers, taking on the role of the Collective Ego of Herzog and Kinski, ponder the significance of dreams and the insanity one must invest in pursuing the useless conquest of unconscious wishes.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PLAYERS: 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 237-2752 or www.heightsplayers.org.

“The Laramie Project.” Through March 18. Written by Moises Kaufman; directed by Robert J. Weinstein.

GALLERY PLAYERS: 199 14th St., Park Slope. (718) 595-0547 or galleryplayers.com.

“A Raisin in the Sun.” March 17–April 1. Written by Lorraine Hansberry, this groundbreaking play set on Chicago’s South Side revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family.

IRONDALE BROOKLYN: 85 South Oxford St., Fort Greene. (718) 488-9233 or www.irondale.org.

“Anther Life.” March 8–24, at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Written and directed by Karen Malpede and starring four time Obie Award winner George Barteneiff, this play tells of a mogul and his physician daughter who become embedded in the war on terror as they grapple with questions of torture and human rights. Each evening the audience will share a dialogue with a speaker — a human rights activist, lawyer, or author — as part of “A Festival of Conscience.”

Women’s History Month

CHRIST CHURCH BAY RIDGE: 7301 Ridge Blvd., Bay Ridge. (718) 745-3698 or www.christchurchbayridge.org

International Women’s Day: Celebration and Forum. March 8, at 6:30 p.m. Prayer, supper and program. RSVP: [email protected].


BAY RIDGE JEWISH CENTER: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or www.bayridgejewishcenter.org.

Yoga with Patti. Mondays at 6:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Nine sessions $110, drop-ins $15.

Senior Tai Chi. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Cost $10/75 minutes of gentle rhythmic exercise done with or without chairs. Reservations recommended.

Tai Chi Quan Forms. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

– Compiled by Rose Desilets

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