Brooklyn Art Studios and Yashar Gallery

Brooklyn Art Studios and Yashar Gallery
Brooklyn Art Studios is a complex of artist spaces in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, housing a growing ensemble of professional artists, designers, artisans + creatives. Our onsite exhibition space, Yashar Gallery, exclusively features the work of our artists in rotating monthly shows. We also host seasonal Open Studio events.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sext Me Now by Brinn Flagg

Sext Me Now

Sext Me Now
by Brinn Flagg
266 W. 37th St.
(between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY

On view:
October 26 - November 11

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 26, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Friday, 7 - 10 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 1 - 6 pm

Like the fantasies in smut and raunchy sex novels, sexting, the act of sending sexually explicit messages via cell phones, is real but intangible, self seductive technological invention. In an almost post-pornographic era, sexting seems to be the norm for a wide range of people. The fascination, obsession and curiosity of engaging in this activity are intriguing and needs further explanation.

Sext Me Now, a visual installation and exhibition, poses a unique opportunity for viewer participation. It is an adventure and voyage into technological sexual entertainment. In the window a painting will hang, along with a brief statement encouraging viewers to sext on a prepaid phone purchased solely for this project. The text messages will be compiled and a new painting will be created each week, The purpose of the paintings is to explore how many people, younger and older, in relationships or not, communicate their desires through text messaging. Inside the gallery will be other paintings  in reference to this topic hopefully shedding light on this strange technological phenomenon.

Artist's Bio:
Brinn Flagg attended Boston University's College of Fine Arts receiving a BFA in 2009 Curious about how relationships are formed, she paints and thinks about the interactions with people that come into her life. Exploring these relationships has led her to question how other people form bonds, producing her latest series on "sexting". Inquiry into the nature of this phenomenon has produced the solo show "Sext Me Now."

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

GO! see art at Brooklyn Art Studios!

GO see art in Brooklyn.

During GO, Brooklyn-based artists are asked to open their studios to the community on: 
September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

Community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the Brooklyn Museum on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Register as a "voter" here:

Add Brooklyn Art Studios artists to your "itinerary," come to our open studios, and vote for our artists!

View and vote for our artists with this link:
Brooklyn Art Studios artists

Facebook Event Invite

Friday, August 31, 2012

Flamework Demo @ BAS Open Studios

Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9 

Featuring a Flameworking demonstration by 
Laurie Korowitz-Coutu

Sunday, September 9 at 2 o’clock
Ongoing demonstrations will end at 4 pm

At: Echo Glass Works
253 Greenpoint Ave.  street level
Greenpoint/Brooklyn, NY  11222
Between newel and provost

Echo Glassworks will be exhibiting Glass handmade by
Diana Shaller, Laurie Korowitz-Coutu, Tino Santini and Gloria Schluster

Kilnformed, Flameworked and Handblown Glass
Jewelry, Holiday Ornaments, and Functional Art Objects

We hope you can join us and participate in this unique opportunity to studio hop around Greenpoint in conjunction with Go Brooklyn Art Open Studios Weekend

After checking out Laurie’s demo and some studio art, we invite you to join us for refreshments and DJ hosted by the Brooklyn Arts Studios

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kim Luttrell at Houston Fine Art Fair

Susan Eley Fine Art of New York will be representing Brooklyn Artist Kim Luttrell at Houston Fine Art Fair.  Kim will be featured in the Focus section of the fair which is a single artist booth. 

HFAF will run Sept 13 at 6-9pm for MFAH Glassell School Core Program Sept 14 & 15 11-7pm, Sept 16 11-6pm

Event takes place at the Reliant Center, Houston TX

Events also include HFAF Artweek Sept 10-16 throughout Houston

Event listings at

Meghan Fulkerson Art through September 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Next at Yashar Gallery...


Patricia Gaeta
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th, 6pm-10pm
On view: June 8th - June 28th 
By appointment

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Next at Yashar Gallery...

New Work by artist Troy Mattison Hicks will be shown at Brooklyn's Yashar Gallery.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. April 5th-25th 2012. Opening party Thursday April 5th 6-10pm

Yashar Gallery presents NEW WORK, a solo exhibition of new work by TROY MATTISON HICKS. Please join us on Thursday April 5th 6-10pm for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist.

In the exhibition, Hicks presents a series of highly stylized close-ups of the male face, bending light and color into something hyper-real, futuristic and modern. These lip studies are meant to evoke a feeling of a future where synthetic and human features are hard to distinguish, yet may be equally as beautiful. Hicks works with many top models and agencies in NYC to achieve his unique vision.

Troy Mattison Hicks is a self taught artist originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Born into a family of taxidermists, Hicks has always experimented in many different mediums. In his early twenties he was one of the youngest artists to be represented by the prestigious Robert Cargo Folk Art Gallery. Being an outsider artist has allowed Hicks the flexibility to always try new things and to not be tied down by any lack of education in any particular medium. His experimental music as Zelium Quang exemplifies this untrained artist aesthetic as Hicks knows not a single musical note, but yet crafts some pretty phenomenal psychedelic pop. And the success of his handmade accessories line Necklush has given way to new adventures in men’s fashion photography and music video production.


Troy Mattison Hicks Art/Fashion Photography:

Necklush Accessories:

Zelium Quang music:

PAANO music:

Video work:



Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dean Ebben in Bound by Silence Exhibition

Bound By Silence, March 15 from 4-6 PM at the Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland, New York. Featuring performances and workshops by Dean Ebben and Dani Leventhal. Curated by Heather Powell, Director, outerspace.

Greenpointers Gallery Tour

Yashar Gallery at Brooklyn Art Studios will be participating in this year's Greenpoint Gallery Tour!

Click here to download the map

After Party is at TBD (224 Franklin St) at 9pm. There will be food and DJs. Please come and celebrate with everyone who attended the tour!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Coming soon to Yashar gallery...

Viewing Burlesque

On view:
March 8 - 28th

Opening March 9th 6-9pm

Yashar Gallery

276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg 1, Ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Amelie Mancini's Left Field Cards

A Tribute to The Kid

A limited edition art print in Gary Carter's memory
All profits will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society

It is with great sadness that we received the news last week of Gary Carter's lost fight with brain cancer.
The Kid was one of the best catchers to ever play baseball and will always be in the hearts of Mets and Expos fans for his enthusiasm and good nature on and off the field.
His death touches close to home for me, not only as a Met fan but also because my boyfriend's aunt died a few months ago from brain tumors and she was the biggest baseball fan I knew.
For these two reasons I decided to print a limited edition Gary Carter poster and donate the profits to the National Brain Tumor Society in his and her behalf.
The Kid poster
There are only 250 9x12" prints available, all hand printed, numbered and signed, that you can pick up for $20 on our website.

This poster is printed on heavy letterpress paper and looks great both framed or unframed. We recommend using small binder clips rather than push pins to hang unframed art prints. A cheap alternative to framing that looks fantastic!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Next at Yashar Gallery...

News from Nathaniel Kressen

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is with great excitement that I write you with some news on my debut novel Concrete Fever, as well as information on a Bookbinding for Beginners Workshop I'll be leading later this month.

I am proud to report that we are about to surpass 100 copies of the book sold in just under three months. Folks have purchased their hand-stitched and painted copies via our online store ( as well as at select bookstores in northern Brooklyn.

Due to an increasing number of back-ordered copies, online orders placed today are estimated to arrive in mid- to late-March. Alternatively, in late-February, a limited number of copies will hit the shelves at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint, as well as at Spoonbill & Sugartown on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. However, the quickest way to get your copy...

... is to attend the interactive seminar I'll be leading this month, titled Bookbinding for Beginners Workshop (Word Bookstore, Tuesday February 21 at 6:00 pm - registration:

There, I will teach folks how to craft their own (ultra-sleek) notebooks, which they will then get to take home afterward. A hand-stitched, numbered, & painted copy of Concrete Fever will be included with each person's registration.

Thanks for your continued enthusiasm in my work, and best wishes for a strong start to 2012!

Best ,
Nathaniel Kressen