I was immediately surprised by how much passion they both exuded for the game of shuffleboard. I had assumed that shuffleboard was merely a unique hook for an otherwise conventional bar or nightclub. I was wrong.
Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.
For the Occupy movement, which had fallen into a state of torpor prior to New York's recent environmental disaster, Hurricane Sandy reshuffles the deck. Perhaps it's time to connect the dots between the earlier social justice work and climate change.
Like other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Gowanus has seen factory spaces and warehouses repurposed as lofts and condos, and two recent additions to the neighborhood are accelerating Gowanus' otherwise gradual transformation.