~CHRIS UPHUES – NITE LITE . . OPENS TO-NITE !! & !! HANNAH HORVATH . . where are you when we need you .. most !!
NITE LITE – !!!!!!!!!!
yo, 15 WARREN ST, here’s your Whitney Week . . home boy.
or as close as it’s gonna get. talent-wise.
Brucennial chicks. aside. (maybe).
though a guy who outright states that . . he “lives (in Brooklyn) with his monkey, Del, where they spend their nights singing to the moon” . . . really needs someone like HANNAH HORVATH (!!) – to h-e-l-p get him, across to the . . sophisticated masses.
‘NITE LITE’ – A SOLO EXHIBITION by CHRIS HUES
OPENS TO-NITE – THURS MARCH 6, 2014 / 7-11 PM
the show runs thru APRIL 6, 2014
SENA SPACE – 229 CENTRE ST – just north of GRAND ST
CURATED BY: MELISSA McCAIG-WELLES
from the press release:
CHRIS UPHUES . . presents to us a new series of mixed media paintings titled ‘NITE LITE’. Inspired by art affected by black light, ‘NITE LITE’ is heavily influenced by the art of rock album covers, t-shirts, black light posters, neon lights, U.V. rave gear and finally, religion. (!!)
UPHUES, notorious for his fine art paintings comprised of densely detailed arrangements of shapes, faces, flowers and finite imagery. His high pop street art, adorning the walls of cities around the world, come in the form of wheat pasted hearts, radiating with color, charismatic, sanguine and buoyant. In UPHUES’ new ‘NITE LITE’ series, we are introduced to these same aesthetics, yet with an added background element of black, raising the topic of how our culture interprets darkness versus light. (!!)
“BLACK LIGHT accompanies the most negative of psychic experiences but also the most sublime, resonating with the mystical experience of negative theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the ‘black light’ of the Sufi Mystics. Black light, as the darkness in individual lives and life alone, has not been treated hospitably in the modern world. Although modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, it actually has an intrinsic importance to the human psyche. In this show I wish to examine the paradoxical image of of black light and the meaning of darkness as a positive and possible salutary notion towards self-illumination.” ~ CHRIS UPHUES
even better, see: CHRIS UPHUES/ ARTIST WEBSITE – great detailed pix & background artist text
it’s that . . big sapphire blue maniac detailed . . circular, many-petaled FLOWER – that first turned me on to his work.
and, yeah .. check out the VENUE: SENASPACE . . . TATTOO SHOP & GALLERY.
the artist/owner . . DAVID SENA, calls his drawings: FIRE DRAWINGS !!!!!
I’m not gonna argue . . with that.
the guy seems . . totally off the grid.
and, apparently, he likes . . to play with MATCHES !!
LENA DUNHAM . . is hosting SNL – tomorrow !!
THIS SEASON of ‘GIRLS’ – is just so, well . . HOT !!
real true grit NEW YORK-Y . . LOVE THE STREET SHOOTS.
JENNA LYONS & . . CONDE NAST, BAREFOOT in the . . HAMPTONS & all !!
GO, LENA !!