Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC
Friday and Saturday, TruckYeah™took Bushwick by storm, and ushered in the most produced Bushwick Open Studios to date, including a mobile app and Twitter hashtag (#BOS2012). Truck Yeah converged on the Pine Box Rock Shop, a staple Bushwick bar risen from the ashes of a defunct casket factory where it now stands at 12 Grattan Street.
Truck Yeah brought together fourteen organizations to celebrate Brooklyn’s mobile arts and culture. Truck Yeah™ envisions the urban center as an ever- changing backdrop from which mobile culture emerges to create an energetic and colorful metropolis, and realized that vision in Bushwick this weekend. Imagine the roving gangs and hobbled machinery of the Mad Max series, but replace the desolate desert landscape with artistically vibrant Bushwick, and the post-apocalyptic mobile war machines with food trucks and mobile art projects, and you've got an idea of what we're talking about. An improvement, if you ask me.
Allie Pohl’s exhibition, Defaced, invited the public to reveal what it really thinks about using social media. El Camino ARTRV presented B. Thom Stevenson's "War Wagon", a mobile armory that biker clubs utilize during excursions when trouble is anticipated from other gangs or clubs, simulated by repurposed and found objects. Brooke David presented Delicate Metals, a series of rendered images of armor and edible chocolate sculptures, and Anonymous Gallery staged their multi-media shop in a vintage 1964 Airstream Tradewind. Brooklyn Art Library included a portion of the Sketchbook Project and a participatory art exchange, and Tiffany Nicole's Mobile Vintage Shop provided an affordable fashion sale, with item's priced at a super reasonable $10 each. Those in need of a latte, or a therapy session, could obtain both at the Sherry Truck.
Like any proper mobile meetup, there were plenty of good eats to go around. NYC’s favorite food trucks came in droves, including Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches (above), Gorilla Cheese NYC, Green Pirate Juice Truck, Shorty's on Wheels, and S’amore NYC. And naturally, Pine Box Rock Shop, served up libations all weekend.
Founded by Hannah Flegelman of Art Cart NYC™, and Liz and Genevieve Dimmitt of Etta Place and El Camino ARTRV, Truck Yeah™ is a hub for all varieties of mobile culture - art, design, fashion, theater, music, and of course, food. Liz Dimmitt, of Gawker Artists, is pictured above.
Truck Yeah™ specializes in events ranging from intimate gatherings to large scale events and festivals that transform unlikely locations into creative happenings. Truck Yeah™ maintains an online Truck Registry as resource for mobile ventures across the country.