oOo Come see the Ad Hoc Art Creative ConsTruck(t)s paint magic with Werc, Gera, Cernesto, Jenna Morello and more at World Maker Faire 2018 this weekend only! oOo

Werc, Gera, Cernesto, and Jenna Morello will be gracing the Maker Faire with their mad creative skills as they blow minds and stimulate eyeballs painting vehicles of various shapes and sizes. Peter and Garrison from will be screen printing garments, so bring some clothes to print or pick one up from us. Good times will be had and many amazing things will be made over the weekend, so come one and come all for some human creative magic.

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Two Great Events: Dance and Visual Art with Movement in C and Aakash Nihalani


*Movement in C’s Satisfaction is at 49 Bogart Street, the previous location of Ad Hoc’s exhibition space.

* Aakash Nihalani’s exhibition Tape & Mirrors is NEXT DOOR at 43 Bogart Street/Eastern District{ED}, where Ad Hoc Art is continuing to bring great artists to the public in a new collaborative relationship with ED.


Come out and experience Movement in C’s newest work this weekend. Why, you ask?
Because we are really excited to show it! Simple raw human relationships played out in space.
Guaranteed to make you feel something!

…come get some…

Seating is limited!  Please RSVP with date and time at

Ad Hoc Art Gallery
49 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Take the L to Morgan Ave. Get out in the back and exit on Bogart Street. Walk 1 block Gallery is on your Right


Thursday, September 24 @ 8pm
Friday, September 25 @ 8pm and 9pm
Saturday, September 26 @ 8pm and 9pm


Salma Allam
Samir Bitar
Danielle Candy
Adrienne Glasser
Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly
Cathy Richards
Kelly Schroeder


Valerie Kuehne
Matt Thomas

Artwork by:

Chris Stain and Armsrock

Celebrating Halcyon’s TEN Year Anniversary, Ad Hoc Art will be live printing on the earlier track and AHA’s Garrison Buxton will be painting on the late track

AD HOC ART live at Halcyon's 10 Year Anniversary Party!

AD HOC ART is super-psyched to be throwing down for the beloved Halcyon’s 10 Year Anniversary Party THIS Saturday, September 12th, noon – 2am {free before 3pm}! It will be an awesome day at the Water Taxi Beach, South Street Seaport!

Food, family, fun & games all day as 20+ DJs spin their favorite halcyon tracks back-to-back and artists Eric Orr, Ellis G, Oliver Vernon, Tristan Eaton, and Ad Hoc’s Garrison Buxton paint and create live!

We will be printing brand new images and have some blank T’s and record-carrying sized totes for sale, or bring your own garment to be printed.

As the day begins we’ll be on the screenprinting 1’s & 2’s, then moving onto some live panels and painting in the afternoon and evening.

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Ad Hoc Art & Eastern District are pleased to announce their new, joint effort exhibition Tape and Mirrors by artist Aakash Nihalani.

AakashEDnAHATape and Mirrors, the artist’s third solo exhibition in New York, will open on Friday September 25th, 2009.

The public reception from 7-10pm.  The exhibition will be on view weekly Wednesdays through Sundays from 12pm-7pm until October 25th, 2009.

Eastern District is a contemporary exhibition space located at 43 Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They pride themselves on the merging of all creative artistic practices and presenting the community with art exhibitions as well as ongoing performance and event-based programming.  Eastern District is excited to be presenting Tape and Mirrors with Ad Hoc Art. Ad Hoc, formerly located at 49 Bogart Street, is a staple in the Bushwick art community that has dedicated itself for years to being more than just a gallery.  Ad Hoc is a passionate creative fulcrum, showing work that is often marginalized by the larger New York art scene. This collaboration is the second of many to come, continuing to build the local art community to another level.

Aakash Nihalani’s street work consists mostly of isometric rectangles and squares. Using brightly colored tape, Nihalani selectively places these graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry pre-existing in the city itself. All execution of his street-level tape work is done on site, with little to no planning.

For however brief of a time, Aakash Nihalani’s work offers people a chance to see a different side of New York, and momentarily escape from their routine schedules and lives. “We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape”. He tries to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely and to unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality.

Playing off of the metaphor ‘smoke and mirrors,’ meaning an illusion created out of an elaborate distraction, Nihalani’s Tape and Mirrors exhibition aims to create a magical experience out of the mundane. By implementing mirrors in key positions throughout the space, the viewer is given an opportunity to step ‘into,’ and view themselves within, Nihalani’s signature tape installations. Creating a playful interruption to the regular gallery schematic, the viewer is prodded from being a bystander to a participant, not only interacting with the space and materials around them, but also with their own reflections.

Let Nihalani’s Tape and Mirrors open up a new portal of reality and experience yourself between dimensions at Eastern District & Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn.

Original prints and paintings by the artist will also be on view and for sale through the gallery.

To find out more information about Aakash Nihalani’s Tape and Mirrors exhibition, and more about Ad Hoc and Eastern District’s collaboration please go to and

For more information on Aakash Nihalani and his art visit

Refreshments generously provided by Asahi.

Thank you!  We hope to see you join us at 43 Bogart Street on September 25th from 7 -10pm.


Willoughby Windows Reminder

Photo by Martha Cooper, Logan Hicks in his window space

Photo by Martha Cooper, Logan Hicks in his window space

It’s been a little over a full month since the opening of our Willoughby Windows Project in Downtown Brooklyn. Make sure you stop by soon! Ad Hoc had the opportunity to install art along an entire block of Willoughby Street, it turned into an ambitious creative venture featuring 12 storefronts (88-106 Willoughby) of downtown Brooklyn including installations by 15+ artists.

The artists participating include:
Ad Hoc Art staff/interns, Cannonball Press, Chris Stain, Cycle, Dennis McNett, Ellis G,
Gaia, Greg Lamarche, John Ahearn, Josh MacPhee, Lady Pink, Logan Hicks,
Michael De Feo, Morning Breath, and Tom Beale.
Also, some very special guests will be documenting our efforts,
including Martha Cooper, Charlie Ahearn, Luna Park, and Art Jones.

We plan on rotating the Willoughby Windows exhibit in November, which is when this current one showing will come down. So keep an eye out for updates and be sure to check it out before the opportunity passes!

Thank You for Coming to the Chris Stain, Armsrock, and Ezra Li Opening!

Ezra Li in action at Ad Hoc's Opening

Ezra Li in action at Ad Hoc's Opening

Thanks to all of you who came out last night for our last opening at the 49 Bogart St. location. It has been our greatest honor through the years to bring you the freshest art out there and to bring our artists to further recognition. Last night was a blast! Thanks to the artists Chris Stain, Armsrock, and Ezra Li Eismont, without your enthusiasm, creativity, and love none of this would have been possible. And thanks to everyone for making the party so special and fun!
A special thanks to Asahi Beer for sponsoring us as well!
If you weren’t here, make sure to come by this month to check out the amazing work before it’s gone on September 6th, we’re open Thursday through Sunday 1pm-8pm.

Chris Stain, Armsrock and Ezra Li Opening TONIGHT!

Come see it finished for yourself!

Come see it finished for yourself!

Chris Stain, Armsrock (in the front gallery) and Ezra Li Eismont (in the project room) at Ad Hoc Art Gallery!
The opening is TONIGHT Friday, August 7th, from 7-10pm
The show will be open during regular gallery hours from August 7th – Sep 6th 2009.

Okay guys and gals, this install is breath taking, you have no excuses-bring all your friends, reschedule meetings, change date locations, bring your pets, your children and their babysitters. Do whatever it is you have to do in order to get here TONIGHT between 7 and 10 pm!
Hope to see you here!
IN THE FRONT GALLERY: Chris Stain & Armsrock

THIS FRIDAY August 7, 2009-Chris Stain, Armsrock, and Ezra Li!

Come see Chris Stain, Armsrock (in the front gallery) and Ezra Li Eismont (in the project room) at Ad Hoc Art Gallery!
The opening is on Friday, August 7th, from 7-10pm
The show will be open during regular gallery hours from August 7th – Sep 6th 2009.

Chris Stain 4
This will be an awesome opening; everyone should definitely come out for a good time with good people and amazing art. You will not be let down! Last time we had a show with Stain he built an entire shantytown, be prepared to be impressed!
For more information on the artists or the event, read below. Also some of their new imagery is freshly available to be viewed under their name is the “Available Work” category.
Hope to see you here FRIDAY!
IN THE FRONT GALLERY: Chris Stain & Armsrock present “I KNOW THERE IS LOVE”
Chris Stain first became infected by graffiti’s bold colors, striking form, and independent nature as a child in the summer of 1984. As time went by he investigated other avenues of art such as print making, graphic design, and screen printing. Stain’s work is a direct reflection of the people, neighborhoods, and struggles that are swept along with the every day lives of the common American. It is his hope that through the work he will be able to convey the importance of the role of the less recognized individual of society.
Armsrock is an artist and activist whose work focuses on the human condition in the urban environment. By creating hundreds of unique drawings of his fellow citizens, and placing these original pieces on the walls of the city, Armsrock makes an attempt to generate a critical understanding of the stories and fates that house us.

"Zombie Jesus" Ezra Li
The idea of Neters, or principles which precede their physical manifestations, is what led Eismont to the study sacred art and cosmic diagrams. How can we illustrate our connection to the divine? The allegorical diagrams of Robert Fludd, the sacred Mandalas and Thangkas of Tibet, these provide clues and inspiration, a roadmap for our journey through life. Everything begins as a seed, and goes through a process of unfolding through time, growth, and final destruction. Our consciousness helps to guide us through this process of growth; our intent shapes the world around us. Thus we have the ability to mold reality with our thoughts and intentions. Put simply, this is magic, and this is what we are. Participating in the universality of these cosmic diagrams is how Ezra Li Eismont beautifully proliferates his relationship to reality. Ezra Li was the spawn of an artistic environment – his mother a painter and poet, his step-father a painter, his father a potter and designer, his step-mother a designer and watercolorist, his grandfather a clown, writer, illustrator, painter and circus performer. He is a Brooklyn native who moved to the Bay area to attend California College of Arts and Crafts, where in 1996 he earned his B.F.A. in painting, and studied under Raymond Saunders, Jack Mendenhall, & Mary Snowden.
It’s nearly impossible to describe Eismont’s early career in just a few short paragraphs. His widespread and prolific output not only demonstrates his interdisciplinary qualities, but also shows his undeniable influence over many hundreds of young Bay Area artists, who are just now realizing their own success in the gallery world. Eismont has been a leading artist for his generation by exhibiting with countless Bay Area galleries and museums such as 111 Minna, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Upper Playground, and Gallery A.D. in San Jose. Examples of his work have appeared on flyers and album covers for local parties and groups such as the Bay Area Art Collective and Cat Five. He has also published work in ANARCHY, WIRED, and PRINT Magazines ,as well as the bay areas graffiti book GRAFFITO (by Michael Walsh, 1996). Eismont’s work resides in hundreds of private collections internationally.
He is currently involved with the San Francisco based Gestalt Collective, a group of collaborative muralists. Together they produced a site specific mural for the Y.B.C.A.’s “Bay area now” show in 2005. A sample of Eismont’s work can be viewed at