Abstraction and Geometry in Brooklyn

I don't get into the other boroughs too often, but today I spent the afternoon in Williamsburg with my friend, Jackie Battenfield, a new Brooklynite. We hit the neighborhood galleries on Bedford, Driggs and Metropolitan Avenues. The Thornton Willis solo at Sideshow was the highlight of my gallerygoing day, followed by a presumably unintended abstraction on Hope Street. Here are pics of both:

Thornton Willis at Sideshow Gallery on Bedford Avenue, above; streetside geometry on Hope Street, corner of Marcy

Coming up in the next few days: skulls and bones on view in a number of galleries in Chelsea


Anonymous said...

wonderful photo of the Hope Street wall.

Joanne Mattera said...
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Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, Neal. I was thinking about how much it reminded me of a Ruth Root painting.
(See her work at or just Google her name)