What do you do with surplus paint for the Brooklyn Bridge? Getting it to a bunch of artists for a group show sounds pretty good to me.
That is what’s happening this Friday at the Urban Folk Art Gallery (part of Brooklyn Tattoo) on Smith st. in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn.
Here is my submission. They’re really painting the arches with real paint! (The goal of the show is to use the paint somehow in your work. I guess I’m pretty literal.)
The show opens tomorrow night from 7-10 pm at 99 through 101 Smith st and has 29 other amazing artists AND has been written up all over the place. Should be a party!.
Here is the full explanation from the gallery:
Urban Folk Art® Gallery will be honoring the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge with a group show of over 30 local artists of varying mediums. In their fourth show of this type, artists will be showing their homages to the bridge with one common element. In February 2013, curator and contributing artist Adam Suerte acquired five 5 gallon buckets of surplus paint from the NY Department of Transit that was used to do touch ups on the Brooklyn Bridge. Each artist in the group show will be using the
“Chocolate Brown Enamel” in some way within their piece. Painters, comic artists, graphic designers, photographers, screen printers, tattooers, graffiti artists, toy designers and artists of other mediums will be contributing. Suerte, as one of his pieces has repackaged some of this paint in a limited edition quart size cans that will be for sale at the show. If you ever wanted to own a piece of the bridge, this could be considered pretty close.
Brooklyn Tattoo will also be doing the Brooklyn Bridge Tattoo special on Thursday May 23rd (the actual anniversary). Come to the shop between 12-7 , Coose from our flash and get a $30 Brooklyn Bridge Tattoo. First come first served.