Analog Bed-Stuy: Brooklynite Gallery

August 10th, 2010
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Eurotrash opening party, Brooklynite Gallery, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. June 2010.
These are a few analog scenes from the June opening at Brooklynite Gallery. The gallery has been open for a couple years now and has not, as many initially feared, transformed the neighborhood into Williamsburg.
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Owners Rae and Hope McGrath, who live in Bed-Stuy, keep the neighborhood involved in their shows and parties. Nearly every event features musical performances out on Malcolm X Boulevard, drawing the attention of neighbors and passersby. The parties also often bring some legends in Hip-hop to DJ, which I certainly appreciate.
I’ve seen Prince Paul, Hank Shocklee and most recently DJ Rehka, whose Basement Bhangra party SOBs had forever been on my New York ‘to-do’ list. At the gallery they took it a step further and had a group of traditional dancers – along with local kids dancing to the mix of hip-hop, reggae and Bhangra rhythms.
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I also appreciate the fact that it’s close to home – being a block away means that even when I’m exhausted, it’s no trouble to go out to check out the show and shoot the party.
The next show, opening on September 4th features artists Eelus and C215, an amazing stencil artist that I’ve been a big fan of for years.
Brooklynite Gallery, 334 Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11233. 347.405.5976

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