I'm sitting here at home at 10:30 pm, with the windows open. woo hoo! after constructing half a necklace and doing a load of laundry, I finally realized I wasn't going to get any work done and headed out to williamsburg for a walk. I seem to be drawn to franklin st. in greenpoint, which is emerging as a street with stuff. a couple of bars, some pretty serious coffee houses, a book store that has a full schedule of readings and events, and a boutique or two. wandering through williamsburg and back (the way to get to greenpoint) is a perfect way to spend a warm evening. I made it a point to walk on streets, or portions of streets I don't always visit, and found my way into cinders gallery. after visiting the whitney biennial at the park avenue armory last month, I was left with the feeling that I just don't get art. having studied painting and printmaking in college, I was always frustrated at the idea of having to be up on who was *important* in the art world. I much preferred to trust my own taste and enjoy art I could understand without having to read an explanation in a catalogue. this is perhaps the reason I love cinders. I know I can always walk in there and find something I like, or respond to. most of the work they exhibit is small, sometimes unframed, and the *shop* section carries a great selection of zines and artist's books.
cinders gallery is located at 103 havermeyer st. in williamsburg, brooklyn.