~CINDERS OPENING PIX . . SOME OF THE PEOPLE
CINDERS PROJECTS PRESENTS – DECADE OF DECADUNCE
JULY 2014 – DOSSIER SEAPORT, SOUTH STREET SEAPORT, NYC
STO . . sometimes known as STO LEN, artist & co-founder of CINDERS.
that’s one of his 2 pieces in the show, just to the right of his head . . that scramble of blue lines constituting a profile of face. titled: ‘facial recognition’, and we’re thinking . . the programming and processing that goes on beyond . . the outer layer / !!
BRIAN CHIPPENDALE . . intense talkin’ smoke signals at left.
STO, also an experimental musician – with SARA REGISTER of the band, TALK NORMAL.
when CINDERS had that great gallery/zine shop storefront on Havemeyer St. in (Old) Williamsburg, they used to put on a lot of great cutting edge musical performances – notably, YACHT pops to mind. the concerts were always hard rockin’, filled the small space beyond capacity, and usually over-flowed into the street outside.
check out: TALK NORMAL . . SUGARLAND – from their 2009 debut album.
SARA REGISTER on bass/guitar, ANDRYA AMBRO on drums.
KYLE RANSON’s portrait, a drawing on wood, at the left, the guy in the bandanna – seemed to be there in person. yes, it was that good, that fascinating, animated. it followed you with it’s eyes and . . grin.
KATE gets the last word, with STO in front of her, and KELIE, outside – just beyond the door.
she’s wearing a treasured vintage T-shirt from her late dad Simon’s t-shirt collection, composed mostly of punk rock bands. and a few comic book images, thrown in for good measure.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH