~BEN FURGAL/CAKE SHOP
the card for: BEN FURGAL, ‘WICKED WARRIORS’, December 28 – January 18, 2007
at the CAKE SHOP, 152 LUDLOW ST, on the Lower East Side.
THE SHOW’S BEEN EXTENDED TIL: MONDAY, FEB 13th
… so there’s still a chance to check out this young artist’s paper collages.
Ben also made the black and white ‘op-art’ wallpaper.
BEN FURGAL is as much a ‘mover and groover’ – as an ambitious artist in his own right, developing a reputation for his curating and networking on the behalf of all the ‘cool’ artists, musicians and performance collectives, he constantly seems to have radar out for. Currently living and working in BALTIMORE, Ben plans to re-locate back to New York City this Spring. Although the living is easy and the rents are cheap, he misses the galleries.
Ben began his art networking while he was at SUNY, PURCHASE – which seems to have
had a very dynamic scene that was just getting into full swing when he began his art studies there. He graduated with a BFA, SUNY PURCHASE this past May 2006.
THE CAKE SHOP is an interesting little shop: coffee shop in the front, with changing art shows on the walls; record store in the back; bar and performance space downstairs, in the basement – showcasing mostly indie and ‘art’ bands.
The CAKE SHOP is run by ANDY BODER.
photos from the opening, including the band performances
(scroll down that report, photos start on row 17)
more photos: BEN FURGAL takes artlovers to see: JIMMY JOE ROCHE and DAN DEACON, with drummers,
JEREMY HYMEN and KEVIN O’MEARA, at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES, Sept 29, 2006 (scroll down)
we first encountered BEN & post his photo – while he was working the front desk, as an unpaid intern at Sixtyseven: Jan 20, 2006 (scroll down the photo’s on the bottom row.)