~PAT McCARTHY, ‘SLABS’ . . PIX FROM THE OPENING / advance buzz: UNDER THE VOLCANO !!
PAT McCARTHY – ‘SLABS’
MARCH 26 – MAY 7, 2015
AGNES B. GALERIE, 50 HOWARD ST, SOHO, NYC
PIX FROM THE OPENING: THURS, MARCH 26, 2015
IN WHICH we see the young Bushwick pigeoneer, is a red-blooded, all American boy – !!
at left, musician and piano tuner extraordinaire, ISAAC. that’s PAT on the right.
you can find Isaac tinkling the ivories at Manhattan Inn, in Greenpoint – sometimes on Friday nights, but most regularly on Tuesday nights, from 7 – 11 pm.
you can reach him to tune your piano at H.N. & Sons Pianos – where he runs HNPianos.blogspot.com
“My passion is simple. Refurbish. Rebuild. Restore.”
at center: JJ PEET, clay maven and miniaturist !!
see: SATAN CERAMICS – SALON 94, FREEMANS ALLEY
with him, at left, DEBRA CHANEY, and at right, MONICA COOK.
TOM SACHS, fabrication / dub maestro, with MICHAEL FOX.
Tom won our hearts forever with his hand-built NASA teacup, ATAN CERAMICS – SALON 94.
all is takes is one tiny piece, to burn a hole in your brain – forever.
MICHAEL FOX is an art collector, who used to work in Tom’s studio back in the day, the 80s. he’s now a member of the NYPD, but I bet he’s the only cop on the force – with work from TOM SACH’S . . ‘NUTSY’S’ his miniature car racing install, one of his best projects, ever.
for sure, I was there.
THEO and KATE CERIGO, the awesome brother & sister team who are putting up a one day / one night pop-up this Spring in Chinatown of the work of 3 under-represented artists, they grew up with in the rocking 80s.
hide in your storefronts, no more – !! come out, come out – wherever you are.
all you need is just ONE NIGHT – in this friggin gritty town of strivers & losers !!
‘UNDER THE VOLCANO: SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER and NANCY SMITH’
Curated by KATE & THEO CERIGO / Produced by THEO CERIGO.
with much thanks, for his support & encouragement to: NICHOLAS STEINDORF.
SAT, JUNE 6, 2015 – 2 to 10 PM / 169 BOWERY, storefront – east north corner at BROOME.
can there ever . . be enough of distressed chairs ?!!
not in my lifetime.
musical chairs, or what !! talk about PATINA of the functional.
love vintage design, and all . . hands-on history/story-telling.
good-bye for now, PAT McCARTHY, originally from rural Connecticut, Bushwick-based for several years now, who put on ‘PAT’S PIGEON CLUB’ at MUDDGUTS last summer, RIP Muddguts, what a loss.
and more recently took the mainstream peeps, esp the fashion world !! who loved his t-shirts . . for a huge trend-setting thrill ride – at SATAN CERAMICS, SALON 94.
great show !!
priced to go, too. damn, yes . . . opportunity still stalks NYC, esp for those who . . can s-e-e !!
and, are not afraid to buck – the maddeningly dumbed-down masses, and media bs.
maybe, it’s a good thing the ‘new’ Whitney is all about Edward Hopper classics, do we really want our underground insitutionalized ? hell, no.
so fun to hit up Agnes b, or an empty storefront in transition – on the BOWERY !!
see you at the CLOSING PARTY – THURS MAY 7 / 6-8 PM – !!
see you at ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’ – JUNE 6 / 2-10 PM !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH