~NEIL BURKE & SAM McPHEETERS/CINDERS/OPENS TO-NITE/SAT JAN 5
NEIL BURKE and SAM McPHEETERS – ‘HUMAN HAIR ‘ – OPENS TO-NITE – !!
SATURDAY – JANUARY 5, 2008 – 7-10 PM
the show runs: JAN 5 – FEB 3, 2008
CINDERS GALLERY – 103 HAVEMAYER ST – BTWN HOPE + GRAND – BROOKLYN – NY
GALLERY HOURS: WED-FRI 2-8PM / SAT+SUN 12-7PM
FROM THE GALLERY PRESS RELEASE:
“The deviant artistic duo of SAM McPHEETERS and NEIL BURKE was perhaps last seen together on these shores as MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT, a 90s era hardcore band turned weirdo tornado noise rock act whose infamous performances involving s+m masks, ladies lingerie, fat wrestlers, Patrick Henry, and a drummer playing under bed sheets indelibly scarred the imagination of the underground and challenged what could actually be done as a “band”.
Their visual artwork, which accompanied over a dozen audio releases, countless silkscreened posters, zines, and other assorted propaganda, was the perfect addendum to their musical chaos: brightly colored war torn sci-fi landscapes where fleshy suit and tie humanoids roamed aimlessly asking “Am I Normal?”. Their affecting aesthetic is akin to choking victim diagrams and crash test dummy videos – cautionary warnings of the tragedies that humans create for themselves.
Their first art show together in the NY area, this new body of work continues the tradition of pushing the envelope of good taste by channeling anger and despondency through stratling and often laugh out loud hilarious imagery that benefits from sharp as a whip wit and excellent printmaking techniques.
SAM McPHEETERS is a writer, visual and performance artist, who was the former lead singer of legendary NY hardcore band BORN AGAINST, MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT, and most recently LA’s WRANGLER BRUTES. He currently lives and works in CALIFORNIA.
NEIL BURKE is a poster artist and graphic designer who is responsible for much of the look and feel of VERMIFORM RECORDS. He currently runs his own print shop in PHILADELPHIA called MONOROID. In addition, Burke also played music in BORN AGAINST, MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT, DANSE ASSHOLE, SINKING BODY, and LIFE’S BLOOD.”
some images !! from the show !! have just begun to be posted on the gallery: website !!
WHILE YOU ARE THERE – CHECK OUT THE IMAGES – CINDERS JUST POSTED OF THEIR ROOM –
at the AQUA MIAMI ART FAIR of 2007 !!!
PHOTOS FROM THE ‘HUMAN HAIR’ OPENING – WILL POST – NEXT WEEK !!