Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side.
Creative Council did a gallery hop on Saturday afternoon led by one of Creative Time's new curator's Nato Thompson. Thank goodness. I felt like the luckiest guy on the Lower East Side. I have to admit to being really limited in my knowledge of LES galleries. Now I have no excuses.
Renee Green's overwhelming show at Participant, Inc. was a great way to start the afternoon. Overload, baby. Crushing and not quite gone.
Creative Council member Zoe Chan getting comfortable at Participant, Inc.
The next stop was Cuchifritos where Yoko Inoue's collaboration with Bennington students was equal parts confusion and beauty. I bought art for 25 cents. It was in a gumball machine. Life was good.
The top of Stephanie Caplan's head and the art above it.
We made a little side trip. Incoming. That's all I'll say.
I had a spatial deja vu when we walked into Orchard. I later figured out that it was in the space that used to house the much-missed THROB Records. Orchard is against. Somebody has to be. Their show, On The Collective for Living Cinema, surveys a delicious and painful tipping point in cinematic history. Essential viewing.
Last stop . . . Dexter Sinister! Damn. The best 3 shelf art book store on the planet. Crucial. When you walk in just give them your wallet and be done with it.