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Exhibition Tuesday! Alyson Shotz created Nautical Charts- Gowanus & Red Hook from 1733-1922; Fathom Points + Compass Bearings, a permanent laminated glass, ceramic tile and stainless steel artwork at the Smith-9th Street station on the F and G line in Brooklyn. Currently, her work can be seen in a group show, The Thing Itself at the Yancey Richardson Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. On view until August 22, this exhibition examines photography, looking at the tools and materials used by many photo-based contemporary artists.

Images1-3.: Alyson Shotz, Nautical Charts- Gowanus & Red Hook from 1733-1922; Fathom Points + Compass Bearings, 2013.

4. Alyson Shotz,  Double Fold, 2013.

 
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If you arrive by subway this weekend for the Arts Gowanus Open Studios at the Smith-9th Street station, be sure to take in Alyson Shotz’s “Nautical Charts” which use the local maritime history of the surrounding Gowanus and Red Hook communities to create a series of windows featuring historic nautical maps of the neighboring waters and at street level, a large wall mosaic of a nautical map. If you get off at 4th Avenue – 9th Street, note the street level MTA Arts & Design window installation by Francesco Simeti that brings historically native wildlife and art deco architecture together. In his words, “I played with the idea of dioramas and created a series of fictional landscapes.“

The mezzanine of the Smith-9th Street Station on the F and G Lines.

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