One of the things we love about our neighborhood is the sleepy-yet-vibrant vibe it has, along with the myriad of talent seemingly hidden withing various waterside warehouses. Red Hook Open Studios—taking place October 9th and 10th—offers the chance to meet the artists and makers that help make this area so special. We’re thrilled to open our own doors for the event, and look forward to meeting a few of our neighbors. Here’s a few nearby we’re excited to meet:
llustrator and fine artist, Diana Jenson, will be displaying her installation ‘World Traveler / Shelter at Home.” Made during quarantine, Jenson’s oil paintings are based on image slides she found at thrift store. They document a person’s world travels, and pay homage to the lives and sense of freedom lost throughout the world due to the pandemic.
Seth King is a poet and painter that will be sharing his figurative oil paintings. Two of his most works weigh perspectives of the American dream and visions of isolation—both deemed as relevant themes at the current moment.
Right around the corner, The Red Hook Winery will be exhibiting musician, painter, filmmaker, and mixed media artist, Tetsuro Hoshii’s “Miniature Buildings” assemblage. Using paper, wood, and modeling paste, Hoshii creates tiny, small-scale houses, resembling those from his childhood housing complex in Japan. Red Hook is uniquely familiar to the town where he grew up. “My housing project was built on a landfill and the ocean was very close. Also, there was a library on a retired ship. Red Hook is similar in many ways as it is partially built on landfill, has government housing, and even has a library on an old ship too!”
Russian painter and illustrator, Vladimir Davidenko, will have his hyper-realistic portraiture and landscape paintings on view. For Davidenko, his work is an attempt to create an environment deemed more ideal and livable. While known for looking to the Old Masters for artistic direction, his own inspiration comes from the complex relationships between humans and nature.
And our doors will be open as well! We’ll be giving tours of the shop, and an array of our handcrafted, sculpted furniture will be on display upstairs in our showroom. We look forward to meeting you!