~JOHN RIEPENHOFF/PORTS BISHOP/101 TOKYO
portrait of DARK FAIR co-founder, JOHN RIEPENHOFF by PORTS BISHOP, taken at the DARK FAIR, using only reflected ‘glowstick’ illumination/PHOTO COURTESY: LITTLE CAKES LITTLE GALLERY
or, as we like to call him, John ‘Lennon lives’ Riepenhoff – when we manage to get his name spelled right !!
JOHN RIEPENHOFF runs the GREEN GALLERY in Milwaukee, as well as being part of MILWAUKEE INTERNATIONAL – the 5 person crew that brought NYC – the DARK FAIR.
check out: THE GREEN GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHER PORTS BISHOP set up his tripod and medium format camera to take portraits at the DARK FAIR – powered only by 100% glowstick juice.
Participants were able to choose from three differently colored and arranged light boards, illuminated only by glowsticks, sit on a chair, and hold still for a couple of minutes, and have their ‘souvenir’ photo portrait taken at what will most certainly prove itself to be – one historic NYC art event.
HANNA FUSHIHARA ARON, wrote in the LITTLE CAKES press release: “The reflection of such unnatural light casts an otherworldly phosphorescence that could only come from the world of Sci-Fi or that of a rave. ..”
Ports Bishop’s digital ‘Glow Portraits’ were available for $20 – while an 8 x 10 ins. signed color print was available for $100.
see: PORTS BISHOP
see: LITTLE CAKES
ORIGINAL POST: THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008 – HOME PAGE
. . . no, JOHN RIEPENHOFF wasn’t at the SCOTT & TYSON REEDER OPENING – last nite – a beautiful gem of a show – he’s ALREADY in TOKYO !! . . at the 101 TOKYO ART FAIR !! where it’s said he is showing his “miniature art gallery tour” – some kind of contraption.. “where you climb a ladder – put your head up a box – and see a miniature fair” . . . as TYSON REEDER put it.
so, it does sound like we picked up on the right vibe – JOHN LENNON has come back to earth & inhabits JOHN RIEPENHOFF’S body.
TYSON REEDER further confirmed that, as if we hadn’t guessed – JOHN LENNON is JOHN RIEPENHOFF’S favorite artist !!
. . . also at 101 TOKYO – atm Gallery out of NYC, THE HAPPY LION out of L.A. & WILLY WONKA out of OSLO. 101 TOKYO features 28 galleries in all – and opens – today: THURS APRIL 3 – running thru Sunday, April 6, 2008
see: 101 TOKYO