~AMBRE KELLY & ANDREW GORI . . PRESENT SPRING/BREAK 2015
AMBRE KELLY & ANDREW GORI – THE INDIE CURATORS WHO BROUGHT YOU . . SPRING/BREAK 2015,
THEIR BEST EDITION – YET.
MARCH 3-8, 2015
the Old Post Office at 31st St & 8th Ave
see: SPRING/BREAK 2015
speaking of the Lower East Side back in the day, 80s – videographer TOM JARMUSCH, brother of JIM, was filming, though he would not say for who. the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Tom used to hand around with DAN ASHER, RIP – a lot. I bet he has a ton of solid video gold – piled up in his bedroom closet.
to ‘intense’ beam. another reviewer referred to their work as a . . “sensual” light show.
come to think of it, it does look like a light bulb going off – in my head.
JIM KREWSON . . was the best exhibit ‘crasher’, bye way of JOHNNY MISHEEF – with his psycho=chaotic line drawing, on the back of the JOHNNY MISHEFF one page beating heart / live wire lo-fi – newsprint screed.
JOHNNY ‘BAD BOY’ also had . . a great no-holds barred take-down of that super commercial mass-hypnosis ‘poser’ convention called: ‘NADA’ on his front page.
(although I was later to learn it was faux !! – it STILL suits my purposes.)
National Amateur Dodgeball Association / Non Accurate Diaper Assault . . . and, just went right on giving.
JOHNNY MISHEFF vs NADINE JOHNSON P.R. ?
newsprint Johnny vs money bags Nadine ?
MISHEFF wins – of course !! !!
also caught BILL BRADY, in the flux, in the random nano m-o-m-e-n-t-o . . .
BILL BRADY, founder of the used-to-be ATM GALLERY, when 27th Street was actually up and running.
now he has two galleries, under his own name, this time around. one in KANSAS CITY, and the newest in MIAMI.
what can I say, our loss – their gain.
see: BILL BRADY GALLERY
just because I k-n-o-w what lazy bastards, y’all are . .
KARL NORIN . . . showing at BILL BRADY, MIAMI right now.
IMAGE: BILL BRADY GALLERY
DEAN LEVIN . . . showing at BILL BRADY, KANSAS CITY, right now.
IMAGE: BILL BRADY GALLERY
‘TREE-TECH’ crew member: FEMALE.
in the inner ‘TREE-TECH’ showroom & offices – run by BAZAAR TEENS, and curated by DUSTIN YELLIN.
if BHQFU was an apparently fully functional & operational ‘replica’ of their usual m.o. – BAZAAR TEENS was the bleating, beating freakin’ heart of ‘future’ scary . . fiction / reality ?
they had some of the best art, and the most distressed ‘install’. soil soil, everywhere.
shout out to DANIEL KENT for his crazy epileptic blind, and JOHN GORDON GAULD for Mr. Bunny and Ms.Frozen dead paradise lost.
another view of the BAZAAR TEEN ‘TREE-TECH’ install.
the cheesy faux wood paneling, stained fiberboard ceiling, messed-up floor, dangling old wires, were already there, . . making it a whole lot easier to pull off that shabby industrial ‘distressed’ look.
way easier than it’s ever going to be, for at least maybe 5 years, at the brand new Whitney ‘playhouse’.
re-claimed old wood floors, exterior anchor hoists and all.
I mean . . just how down and dirty are they going to be willing . . to get ?
new building, but same old curators ?
sounds like the same old same old to me. but I’m hoping not.
PETER SUTHERLAND . . over RACHEL HARRISON, please ?
SEAN VEGEZZI . . over MARY HEILMANN, is it too much to ask ?
totally love the in-house stuff, EDWARD HOPPER etc, but come on, your biennials suck, and your idea of cutting edge is just too short of hard edge, for anybody I know.
hopefully the forward vision of the adjacent high line – will have some impact.
because so far, and at least for the past 10 years (!!) all this great underground art, and energy has just been flying – right over your heads.
question: what are you going to do about any unauthorized, unsolicited pop-ups, or other cutting edge ‘culture’ interventions on your new property, and those exterior walls just begging for some creative juice ?
you know, along the line’s of this week’s great . . ‘EDWARD SNOWDEN’ pop-up.
seriously ? MARY HEILMANN painted deck chairs ?!!
where’s the ‘wow’ factor – in that ?
I mean how much would that distressed look cost to re-create, at the Whitney ?
no, it’s not that everything needs to be distressed.
and it’s not that I’m not capable of making the leap to the new, just, friggin’ . . keep it real.
shake it up. in real time.
MARK SAMSONOVITCH, ‘LOVE IS TELEPATHIC’ a ‘massive’ banner in acrylic house paint, curated by AMBRE KELLY and ANDREW GORI.
sometimes, throw it up, and see if it sticks ?!! – is the best way to go.
note: this was an ‘install’ based on a smaller image – dimensions variable.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, unless otherwise noted.