~SHROOM SHOW . . HELPER . . . !!!!!!!
‘SHROOM SHOW’, HELPER . . . LIVES UP TO – IT’S NAME !!
LORDY, Lordy, help is on the way.
of course, things are very hard here in NYC, where something like 9/10 people voted for Hillary. Hillary might not have been their first choice, but anything . . trumps the Trump. all I need is to wake up and see Rudolph Giuliani’s ugly mug – in the morning papers alongside Trump – and I feel REPRESSION burn into my consciousness, just as if I’m a cowboy robot . . on WEST WORLD.
so funny . . how that works.
just when NYC is plunged into fear, depression and loathing, the greatest ‘alternative’ indie show pops up, at the small HELPER GALLERY in Brooklyn, Prospect Park/Lefferts Gardens hood.
innovative, creative, profound. and well produced.
it’s visionary, visual, wide open to interpretation, spiritual, organic and . . well, magic.
it’s also very ironic, to come upon this ‘huge world of mushrooms’ . . . in a postage stamp of a gallery. the show, which focuses just as much on the ancient & new age foraging, and growing of mushrooms, as it does on the folklore and spiritual quest / magic mushroom vision . . is also rather picturesquely . . right around the corner from entire blocks, and I do mean blocks of Born Again / Holly Roller Storefronts. it feels like what Harlem is supposed to be, or was.
and then, just immediately beyond . . the waves & waves of Brooklyn-ensconced Hascids !!
talk about a spiritual urban ‘sweet’ spot, or what !!
the show was organized by . . NICHOLAS MOENICH,
whose name came up just recently with the WON EH alternative, ‘doemestic’ & very indie . . gallery/residency presentation of ANDRES LARACUENTE / ‘Seasonal Year’ . . in the Brooklyn home he shares with LAUREN CLAY.
amazing, multi-layered exhibit & concept . .
tons of talent. every piece is mind-stopping, and that’s not an exaggeration.
the last group show that grabbed my heart, soul & mind like that. and squeezed them together into a higher consciousness, must have been the New Years Eve 2014 / SEAN VEGEZZI, ANDREW KATZ & ABELINE COHEN curated & produced ’15 WARREN St’ that popped up, literally . . in downtown Tribeca. a whirling, hard-core & hard-driven . . alternative curatorial project, that hit its mark, double time.
except, while that show’s supreme charm was in it’s huge, raw, abandoned building ‘venue’, unconventional free-fall / de-constructed presentation . .
SHROOM is every bit as dynamic, but just . . very well laid-out, precise.
just like, well . . a garden.
‘SHROOM SHOW’ – Organized by NICHOLAS MOENICH
the opening was SAT OCT 22, 2016.
the show is up thru . . SAT NOV 19, 2016
HELPER PROJECTS/GALLERY . . 495 ROGERS AVE, Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
HRS: by appointment see the ABOUT PAGE
for a full list of participating artists, hit EXHIBITIONS, then . . go to CURRENT
HELPER IS: NATHAN GWYNNE, ZEREK KEMPF & CHRISTOPHER RIVERA
also, check out Instagram:
@NICH_MOE-NICH – NICHOAS MOENICH