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  1. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Amber Dubois
    Reworking is the process Dubois lives by. She puts her paintings together like puzzles, building them up before tearing them down.

  2. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Kaz Oooka, "Confusion"
    Taking the road less traveled, Ooka became a painter after pursuing a career in engineering.

  3. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Art Guerra, "Shout Out"
    Guerra’s twin careers—as a painter and as the owner of a paint supply store—are reflected in his passion for the materials he works with.

  4. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Seren Morey, "Creatures of the Deep"
    Morey not only shares a studio with Art Guerra, she’s co-owner with him of their paint-store business.

  5. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Jay Moorthy, "Ceremonial Lines"
    Moorthy’s use of scroll-like canvases is part of his effort to question the nature of spirituality in his art.

  6. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza
    Photos of plants fabricated from paper, and prints made by stamping ink-covered pancakes onto paper, are just a couple of the projects that Chiao and Frezza create together.

  7. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier, Stills from "First Light, Last Light"
    Another collaborative duo, Kurosaki and Pelletier mainly focus on video, performance and sculpture.

  8. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Babette Rittenberg, "100 Plant Portraits"
    Rittenberg uses plants and clay heads as the subjects for her portraits because, she says, they are the only models she can afford.

  9. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Akira Ikezoe, "The Olympics"
    Ikezoe mixes comedy, sports and horror in his painting The Olympics.

  10. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Jerry Blackman
    Blackman layered pieces of MDF board with ceramic tile, spray paint and latex to create his two favorite works at his studio.

  11. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Heidi Hahn, "U R Perfect"
    A California native, Hahn has been in New York for more than 11 years, since  coming here to study at the Cooper Union.

  12. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Katherine Wallach, "The Prayer of St. Francis"
    Wallach leads a sort of double double life: She’s an actor–jewelry designer who splits her time between New York and Tuscany, one reason why Italian words figures in her work.

  13. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Carol Salmanson
    The intricate use of LED lights is a hallmark of Salmanson’s mixed-media work.

  14. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Eileen Weitzman
    Weitzman has been working in New York for 30 years now, allowing her plenty of time to collect the assortment of curious objects featured in her sculptures.


  15. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Emmanuel Werthenschlag
    This French artist quit painting for about seven years, after a fire destroyed his work, but thanks to his new Brooklyn studio, he’s been at it again for the past year and a half.

Bushwick Open Studios 2012

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