Thursday, July 8, 2010

JESUS!!! Spikes and Titties!

Spikes are so in! There is nothing like adorning just about anything with phallic spikes.

Tonight we were invited to a very snazzy opening reception at the chic Christopher Henry Gallery here in NYC.

Our dear friend Deryck Todd was showing off his stunning T-shirt creation complete with a motorcycle helmet he bedazzled with added metal SPIKES!!! IT WAS TO DIE FOR!!! SO HOT!!!

We were kicking ourselves for not taking our camera with us to snap pics.

However, that wasn't going to stop us. We just had to snap a few. S o we took our crappy phone out and snap snap snap.



SIMPLY GORGEOUS! I know, the crapy phone camera doesn't do it justice that's why you have to swing by in person to see this amazing exhibit if you are in the city.


Tonight was definitly a success, just look at this packed house.



And that was only the first floor. The second floor, where they have the mesmerizing video installation, was even more packed.

Deryck turned it out as usual. Just look at that wig and hat!



If you are in NYC you must swing by and snap a photo of you next to that sweet sweet spiky helmet. You simply have to see the work up close and personal. It's got an energy of its own.

NYC ART LIVES!!!!

Sometimes it hits me - I live in New York!!! I am so lucky.

Below are the details of the installation. hope you can make it.



T MINUS 20 is organized by IGNITE, the artist representation and licensing company founded by Jason LeBlond and Ves Pitts, coinciding with the launch of Ignite’s website plus on-line store:
www.ignitelicensing.com

The exhibition is coordinated with the generous support of Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC.

Exhibition dates: July 8 – August 1, 2010

Christopher Henry Gallery
127 Elizabeth Street, Nolita NYC (between Broome & Grand)

T-SHIRTS BY: BLUE TAPE CREW // MARCOS CHIN // FERNANDA COHEN // ALBERT CRUDO // DAVID DA SILVA // GIO BLACK PETER // LANCE HORENBEIN // INBRED HYBRID COLLECTIVE // JOEY ISRAEL // BRIAN KENNY // SCOOTER LA FORGE // CHARLES LAHTI // BRUNO LEVY // MACHINE DAZZLE // CHRISTOPHER MAKOS // DAVID MANDEL // OLEK // CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ // DERYCK TODD // IAN WRIGHT

+ VIDEO ART BY: LEO HERRERA // NICK HOOKER // LANCE HORENBEIN // JOE JEFFREYS // JEREMIAH JONES // JULIA OLDHAM // OLEK // JOHNNY RANGER // DESI SANTIAGO // CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ // DEVAN SIMUNOVICH // SUPERM (SLAVA MOGUTIN + BRIAN KENNY) // SWEATSHOPPE // CHRISTIAN WEBER // J. G. ZIMMERMAN

T MINUS 20 is a multi-media exhibit on two levels in a renovated church. The 1st level is a presentation of artist T-shirts, with unique designs by an exciting and eclectic line-up of 20 different artists utilizing T-shirts as their blank canvases, or who have based a concept around a T-shirt. Featuring notables such as: fashion icon & media sensation Christopher Lee Sauvé; legendary painter / sculptor / T-shirt designer Scooter LaForge; with unique interpretations by acclaimed fine artists such as Olek, Brian Kenny, Gio Black Peter, and Inbred Hybrid Collective, accomplished fashion illustrators Marcos Chin and Fernanda Cohen; as well as famed photographer and Warhol Factory veteran Christopher Makos.

The 2nd level is an installation of innovative video art. T MINUS 20 breaks down boundaries of art and fashion… two arenas that often battle for Manhattan real estate. The video “Bar Fight” by Devan Simunovich seems to illustrate this concept, with a silvery CGI mannequin that busts out of its glass box, surrounded by scattering neon letters. T MINUS 20 presents art that won’t sit still… whether it’s art that you can wear, or exciting images in motion, which in some cases literally jumps off the wall, as in the dynamic experimental 3-d video art by Sweatshoppe.

T-shirts generally are an inexpensive item, and thus T MINUS 20 is also a response to the current economic climate, which has been addressed by the brilliant recent Grace Jones video "Corporate Cannibal" directed by Nick Hooker, which will be featured. In the context of current events such as the B.P. oil spill disaster, this video is even more relevant, powerful and unsettling then ever. Additional video artists will include: Slava Mogutin, Desi Santiago, Julia Oldham, Christian Weber, J. G. Zimmerman and more. The opening reception will feature a live performance by Olek.


>>> For more info – Contact IGNITE:
www.ignitelicensing.com // e-mail: ignitelicensing@gmail.com // p: 646.878.9552