This week on Scene we covered The Morning After, a DIY exhibition by independent curator Deborah Plum, who converted her home into a modern day art salon. Seven artists participated in this unique event. With works of various mediums, from painting to photography, video and installation, you would be hard pressed not to notice Plum’s inventive use of space. She employed every part of her sprawling apartment, including turning her industrial looking laundry room into an intimate space for pieces requiring dim light. Plum even created a make-shift video room using photography backdrop paper, which seamlessly covered the walls of her small office. The group show was kicked off with a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a silent auction and tour of the exhibition led by the curator herself.
While art-goers were enjoying the home-brewed feel of The Morning After, another event far greater in scope was happening downtown in Brooklyn. Easily considered the hot ticket of last weekend, The Creators Project took over the small neighborhood of DUMBO, transforming its streets into a fanfare of music, creativity and technological wonder. Those who managed to score the coveted free tickets enjoyed musical performances by Florence + the Machine, A$AP Rocky, Atlas Sound, Company Flow, Four Tet and John Maus, to name a few. In addition, innovative art installations were displayed throughout the event, with highlights such as Urbanus Female by U-Ram Choe and Meditation by Minha Yang. However, most impressive was Origin by United Visual Artists (UVA) a large-scale responsive LED sculpture standing 32 feet wide and 32 feet high.
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– Chen Yerushalmi