Brooklyn Museum Picks 5 Artists From Shortlisted 10 for Crowd-Curated “GO” Show

The Brooklyn Museum announced this afternoon that it has selected five artists from the 10 top vote-getters in its “GO: a community-curated open studio project” initiative to show in the resulting exhibition, which will run from December 1 through February 24, 2013. Much like the shortlist of nominated artists, the final selection is very painting-heavy, though what it lacks in media diversity it makes up for in geographic distribution.

The five artists who will show in “GO: a community-curated open studio project” are: Fort Greene-based painter Adrian Coleman; Boerum Hill-based painter and illustrator Oliver Jeffers; Prospect Heights-based mixed media photographer and bas-relief sculptor Naomi Safran-Hon; Crown Heights-based painter Gabrielle Watson; and Red Hook-based painter Yeon Ji Yoo.

The artists were selected by curators from the Brooklyn Museum, following the week-end long open studios initiative back in September, in which some 18,000 art-lovers participated.

— Benjamin Sutton