“13 Portals” Project Comes to Clayton Patterson Gallery

If you’ve walked past Clayton Patterson’s gallery on Essex Street in the past week, you’ve probably noticed a new art work on the front door.

161 Essex St.

161 Essex St.

This past weekend, the longtime Lower East Side documentarian hosted a “happening” — the latest unveiling from the “13 Portals,” the interactive project from the Free Art Society.  Every week this summer, they’re revealing a new portal (the work at 161 Essex Street is portal number 7).  Each unveiling offers people the chance to acquire a key to a final event in October where the puzzle — now being slowly revealed — will be solved.   EV Grieve has been following the project. You can read ore here.   Saturday’s scene outside Clayton’s gallery included an elaborate performance and attracted an eclectic crowd.

13 portals 1

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13 portals 7