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In Bushwick, Peter Krashes's show of Atlantic Yards-inflected art

Peter Krashes’s “Red Butterfly,” 2019.
Credit Peter Krashes and Theodore:Art, Brooklyn
From the New York Times yesterday, Spring Gallery Guide Brooklyn, by Jillian Steinhauer, a write-up on an Atlantic Yards-inflected art show, paintings from an artist who took on the role of community organizer (Dean Street Block Association, now North Prospect Heights Association), living across the street from the project site:
5. Theodore:Art, ‘Peter Krashes: Contact!’

Once upon a time, 56 Bogart was the place to see art in Bushwick; today it’s no longer the neighborhood’s artistic nerve center. The galleries that remain are a mix of newcomers and longtime holdouts, of which Theodore:Art, at almost a decade old, is one. Peter Krashes’s current exhibition is a poignant reflection of the changes being felt throughout Brooklyn. The artist is a longtime community organizer, and in his gouache-on-paper paintings he captures street festivals, encounters with the New York Police Department and celebrity sightings near Barclays Center. Krashes paints with smooth, confident strokes but leaves blank specks throughout, suggesting the gaps of memory that make even the best representations of reality imperfect. Through May 18 at 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick; 212-966-4324,