Alice O’ Malley’s “Kenny Kenny 13″ Opens in Style

We stopped by famed local photographer Alice O’Malley‘s festive opening at Strange Loop Gallery on Friday.  “Kenny Kenny 13″ is a collection of portraits of one of New York’s original ‘Club Kids,’ Kenny Kenny.  The show is curated by gallery owners Claire Fleury and Alesia Exum in collaboration with their “roommates in residence,” the Bereau of General Services – Queer Division (BGSQD). Another famed local photographer, Clayton Patterson, was in attendance and was kind enough to send along some photos from the evening.

Gallery Goer: What to See This Week

Leah Dixon-PEACH BOMB, PEACH BOMB, 2011

Toomer labzda celebrates its 1st year anniversary today with the opening of year one, a group show comprised of artists who have shown at the gallery.  Joe Brittain, Blue Curry, Leah Dixon, Kate Steciw and Mia Taylor each present a piece that somehow incorporates paper, a traditional first anniversary gift. Helen Toomer, co-founder of the gallery, enthusiastically explained each artist’s approach at an opening reception last night.

Gallery Goer: What to See This Week

Wes Lang at Half Gallery

Half Gallery features the art of Wes Lang in “Here Comes Sunshine,” a fun collection that draws on a variety of influences including tattoo art and motorcycle culture. Ominous references to impending death are plentiful as are nods to the highly sexualized female form.