Tuesday, May 14, 2013


*All photos belong to Brittany Natale unless otherwise noted.* 

May is not only only wonderful because it means that summer is just around the corner but because it also means art fairs galore. Although I intended on going to more (such as NADA, Bushwick/Ridegwood Frieze Night, Parallax...okay, you get the idea) I was very pleased I made it to Cutlog. Cutlog, a French art fair that debuted in the Lower East Side this past weekend, included an extensive list of exhibitors from all over the world. Systematically set up in an old school (The Clemente on Suffolk Street) fair goers were able to easily browse through art of all kinds. Bring on the art!

Photo property of House of the Nobleman
Ryan and Trevor Oakes, "London City," Ink on cotton paper, linen tape, 7"x9"x12", 2012 shown at Cutlog NYC 2013.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Borrowed Books

Now with the weather finally getting nicer and the days becoming longer it is much easier (and tempting) to go on little adventures around town. I found this little gem, The Brooklyn Art Library, after stumbling upon their website. I was instantly hooked! It is a library space in North Williamsburg that is home to The Sketchbook Project - over 26,000 (rapidly growing) sketchbooks from people all over the world of all ages and backgrounds. What I thought would be a short visit actually turned out to a be whole inspirational afternoon full of looking through these lovely little pieces of art. If you can't make it to the art library (take a trip - I ensure you it is worth it!) you can always browse their digital collection through their website. Here is one of my favorites (that is also super impressive) Marie Lefebvre's.  

And if getting the chance to snoop through people's personal sketchbooks isn't an incentive enough, did I mention that Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory is right down the block? 

The Brooklyn Art Library
103 North 3rd St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Mast Brothers Chocolate
111 North 3rd St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn