Anonymous Gallery hosted a live painting brunch with seminal New York “street artist” ( I feel weird using today’s definition of that term here) Kenny Scharf on Saturday, as he prepared the walls for Wednesday’s opening of “In Dialogue”, which is guest curated by Peter Makebish.I love seeing Kenny Scharf pieces around town, although they are few and far between. They feel like part of a time capsule from the Lower East Side of the 80s when he ran around painting the streets with Keith Haring and showed with the likes of the infamous Fun Gallery and Tony Shafrazi. Ever influenced by television and cartoons, Scharf has always tried to test the line between high and low art with his spacey cartoon characters, which seems more playful and poppy than younger street artists today.
IN DIALOGUE – Four Generations of Painting
APRIL 14 – MAY 23
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 14 6-9PM
Curated by Peter Makebish
Donald Baechler . Ross Bleckner . Kadar Brock
Brendan Cass . Sante D’Orazio . Matt Jones . John Newsom
Hermann Nitsch . Bill Saylor . Kenny Scharf . Ouattara Watts . Dustin Yellin
For more info you may proceed to – http://anonymousgallery.com/art/
Brian Ormond debuts his first independent art show at Collective Hardware’s gallery space.
Dates: Thursday 4th February – Saturday 20th February inclusive
Gallery opened daily : mon – sun : 12 noon – 6pm
(broome & delancey streets)
subway B/D at grand
Feel free to stop by and check it out!
(via Eater NY)
Last night marked the beginning of a new chapter in the Kurve/Rhong Tiam saga. Community Board 3 had no trouble greenlighting Andy Yang, owner of those two locations, for a full liquor license at 169 Bowery, the 3,000 square foot Collective Hardware space, as mentioned last month. 169 Bowery was once home to vaudeville house Miner’s Theater. After nearly burning down in 1922, the space turned into a Chinese theater and then eventually became Weiss’s hardware store. Now it’s Collective, a gallery space/designer boutique/hair salon/music venue/pop-up store, and according to its website, Rhong Tiam will be moving into the second floor…
As the 53rd Venice Biennale enters its last days and the world’s art community reflects, Anonymous Gallery, curator Spy Emerson and the artist Swoon provide a glimpse of what critic Jerry Saltz called “…The most moving moment I had at the Biennale…”
Pankabestia: Punk Beasts of the Swimming Cities of Serenissima, is a retrospective of artist Swoon’s “Swimming Cities of Serenissima”, the artist’s recent invasion of the Venice Biennale. Traveling from the Karst region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy, Swoon and more than 30 other artists braved the waters of the Adriatic Sea and navigated a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels. The exhibition, curated by Spy Emerson, opens on November 20, 2009 and will include large-scale wall drawings, original Swimming Cities boat installations, portions of the ships, found objects acquired from sea. The exhibition will also feature performers Moses and Spy, Tianna Kennedy and Adina Bier, beautiful photographic documentation from artist Tod Seelie, and original artwork from Swoon, Spy Emerson, Monica Canilao, plus many more.
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“One-one thousand, two-one thousand,” Scott Alger counts time as he shines a bright yellow light in the face of a frozen Juliet. He is in the middle of composing his first of twelve photographs in a set depicting the tale of the star-cross’d lovers and their journey through the predestined tragedy…
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We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary by throwing a huge party. This year with CMJ come to the L’asso Pizza Party Oct. 23rd and 24th from 8-11pm at the PUREVOLUME HOUSE. Friday night we have performances by L’asso Favorite Bands: Lavalier, Mother of Three and the Bowery Riots. then on SATURDAY at 8pm stand up comedy by NYC’s famous HEART OF DARKNESSS comedy show with performances by world famous: Rob Cantrell, Mike O’rourke, Greg Barris, David Cope and Victor Varnado w/ band Mother of three. Then at 10 special screening of EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE the movie! all free all for you. plus free pizza and booze. Come party with us! go to purevolume.com to RSVP. LOCATION 169 Bowery at Collective Hardware.
Collective Hardware suffered a disastrous fire that torched the entire 4th floor. Read the article posted on Scallywag and Vagabond for details of the destruction.
Are you ‘tweeting’ what he is ‘tweeting’ ?
Keep updated with the day-to-day life of Stuart Braunstein, Director of Collective Hardware:
RONNIE CUTRONE . RAMMELLZEE .
KOSTAS SEREMETIS . ROSTARR
Gallery Exhibition: OCTOBER 14 – NOVEMBER 15
OPENING RECEPTION: OCTOBER 14 6-9 PM
Popular culture most typically refers to the broad spectrum of general society whose ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images and other phenomena are deemed preferred within the mainstream. However, most often these perceptions originate from subcultures that represent perspectives with which the mainstream popular culture has only limited familiarity. Popular culture changes rapidly and occurs uniquely in place and time and represents a complex number of mutually interdependent values that influence society and its institutions. Subcultures however, differentiate themselves by way of alternative linguistic, aesthetic, religious, political, sexual, and/or geographical dispositions that become the foundation for qualities adopted by the masses, but filtered and then amplified.
“Subcultural Capital” is described as the cultural knowledge and commodities acquired by members of a subculture, raising their status and helping differentiate them from members of other groups. Ronnie Cutrone, Rammellzee, Kostas Seremetis, and Romon Kimin Yang aka Rostarr, signal their membership through the distinctive use of style, spontaneity and popular iconography derived from their subcultural influences – and elevate as masters of their craft. Characterized by themes drawn from popular mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects, the exhibition, Subculture Capital integrates subculture and mass culture, pop art and post modernism. Using techniques that include appropriation, collage, painting, sculpture, film, and performance, these four artists individually refine and stylize their cultural influences, manipulating them into embodiments of personal compilations.