~PHILLY’S BOBO hits 27TH STREET !!
PHILLY’S … BOBO hits 27TH ST. – OPENING TO-NITE – THURSDAY JULY 3, 2008, 6-8pm
‘BOBO’S ON 27TH’ – CURATED BY BOBO: PHIL COTE, NICK PAYNE & DREW GILLESPIE
running JULY 3 – AUGUST 1, 2008
FOXY PRODUCTION – 617 WEST 27TH ST, CHELSEA – NYC
note: gallery is in summer schedule: open MON-FRI 11-6pm
featuring work by: LINDSAY BEEBE/MATT BERRIAN/BOBO/BRENT COWLEY/LIZZIE FITCH/JESSE GREENBERG/COLT HAUSMAN/MILES HUSTON/BRIAN McKELLIGOT – [would that be RUDY !! no, it’s not !!] -/ANNIE PEARLMAN/BEN PHELAN PIFAS/&/TED SEFCIK
. . . apparently BOBO isn’t just a band, or even an art band – they’re a collective that runs a house gallery, in the house where they live in Philly – where the rents are cheap & the living is easy – just to keep it brief, and cool. looks like they’ve got Philly humming & now they are bringing some of that hum to our city !!! MICHAEL GILLESPIE is letting them take over FOXY PRODUCTION for the summer. we happened to catch them last week – while they were just beginning to face up to the task of getting the BOBO show on the road, unpacked & and up and running. the opening is to-nite – can’t wait !!
from left: NICK PAYNE and DREW GILLESPIE of BOBO
PHIL COTE of BOBO – whoever, said curating a 10+ artist show was a stroll-in-the-park – was wrong !! NOT !!
at left, far out primal painting by LINDSAY BEEBE. the back wall – a collaboration by the 3 live wires that are collectively known as – BOBO – & which will showcase a live feed from BOBO on 9TH St. in PHILLY !!!
angular shaped far out primal canvas by BRIAN McKELLIGOT. BOBO created a total environment around their show. which including building up 3D plaster ‘frames’ around paintings, attaching protruding (colored) lights and, scattering a detritus of human existence on the floor.
here – we caught the genesis !!
NICK COTE. beside him a selection of small wild paintings by MATTHEW BERRAIN.
DREW GILLESPIE of BOBO (left). local JUSTIN SAMSON drops by after the JOHN CONNELLY PRESENTS opening of a smaller group show – ‘A. T. COMPLEX’ – with a much more minimalist thread – in which Justin has several really good pieces. definitely worth. Photos of that opening, last Thursday June 26, 2008 – post next week.
‘A. T. COMPLEX’ runs June 26 – August 2, 2008 at jcp on 27TH ST.
it’s looking to be really great. really new & fresh.
back wall by BOBO.
painting by LINDSAY BEEBE.
painting by BRIAN McKELLIGOT. BOBO built up the 3D frames, and all the other wild stuff, like the lights, going on around the art works.
paintings by MATTHEW BERRAIN.
there were actually just as many, if not more 3D pieces in the show – its just they weren’t unpacked yet !!
. . . p.s. we’ll fill in the artist’s credits – after we see the show to-nite. it was too chaotic at the time to stop for data !!
. . . . ‘pop-up’ painting by COLT HAUSMAN. it’s a (beautiful) rendering of Philadelphia’s City Hall !!
BEST OF PHILLY – believe it !!
‘FOXY PRODUCTION / INSTALL KIT’
FOXY PRODUCTION’S MICHAEL GILLESPIE knows a good thing when he see it – he has a caught a live wire by the tail !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, JUNE 26, 2008
check out: artlovers first happens upon BOBO/New York Underground Film Festival/March 24, 2007
. . . BOBO aspires to be “newspaper boys !! ”
check out: BOBO’S POSTER/BUSHWICK ART FESTIVAL 2007 !!