~GRUMPY BERT . . RED ENVELOPE SHOW: OPENING PIX – PART I
lol, I’m beginning to feel like . . Alice in Wonderland.
things just keep on getting smaller, and smaller.
and more . . curious.
not to forget lunar . . and LUCKY !!
it’s a celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey . . at GRUMPY BERT’S.
and, put on an ace show – he did.
‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’
opened SAT FEB 6, 2016
the show continues thru SUN FEB 28, 2016
GRUMPY BERT – 82 BOND ST – BROOKLYN
all the work is one-of-a-kind, produced expressly for this show on traditional red envelopes, 3.5 x 6.5 in.
you can shop online: Catalog/Grumpy Bert – Red Envelope show
word to the wise . . they are going fast !!
priced to fly – made to . . ‘sting like a bee’.
go get ’em.
EVAH FAN used delicately, precisely cut papers. so her envelopes had a tiny, flickering level of 3-D. liek all the work in the show, the narrative was picturesque. very curious and beguiling. and like many of the artists in the show, she choose to – interact her designs.
oh, yeah !! ABE LINCOLN Jr.
holding the fort – for the bad guys, the old school, the OG.
($20 ea.) BOTH SOLD
& now proudly . . COLLECTION: NANCY SMITH . . oh, yeah !!
pick up those chopsticks, and put your money – where your mouth is, is what I always say – esp when the ‘sticker’ price is: (downright) doable.
and I did – JUMP.
I felt like I was out of my body throughout the entire opening – it was that GOOD. electric monkey . . circus. Lunar New Year. Chinese dragons, firecrackers, sparks. lots of red and gold & fantastic trips of the mind. Far Eastern turns of the pen, superstitious and wild exotic . . to cuddly dumpling, ivory chopsticks. old fables. everywhere, just tiny explosions of the imagination all the way around the room.
from left: ROSE WONG, 2 pieces by MELISSA GUION and, MIKE HINSON.
MELISSA GUION, another cut-out artist, definitely outside the box – she turned the envelopes into firecracker paper lanterns.
ZROPRO . . one set of 3, that made one interlocking image. there was a second set of 3 beside it, equally AWESOME.
in this case: the work looked huge. like a billboard.
($100 for the set). SOLD
you tell, em. Monkey. Monkey rule . . listen, up.
ADRIAN K. a running series of 5 dramatic pieces, luckily the kid who bought it – knew to buy all 5 !! Dragon !!
($60 ea.) SOLD . . to THEO CERIGO, lol.
(you might remember him – the indie curator of . . ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’)
MORE PIX – TOMORROW !!!!!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH