Tonight, begin your weekend by heading over to a new “pop-up” gallery called 21 Ludlow Gallery (21 Ludlow), where the group show, “Works on Paper,” will have it’s opening reception from 8-11p. This show should be refreshing because, as curator May Yeung notes, “The show presents an array of playful works varying in styles, but coherent in the overall message – art should be imaginative, fun and affordable.”
Artist Christian Herr fills the entire page with his acrylic illustrations. In an interview with Fecal Face, Herr says his pictures are about “all the bad things you did when you were a kid, on paper.” Japanese artist, Yura Osborn‘s work, seems to come from more of a design background. Her work in this show includes a lot of smiling faces and warm colors. (Osborn also did the artwork for the gallery’s storefront window.) Artist Matthew Feyld, who also uses acrylic, creates images that have a very modern, iconic look, and somehow reflect his photography, which can be seen here.
To experience a real “happening,” you might want to stop by Participant Gallery (253 East Houston) on Sunday for the closing night performances for the show “Dead Flowers” at 8:00pm. Johanna Constantine, artistic partner of Antony from Antony and the Johnsons, will be involved in these supernatural performances, along with performer and artist Breyer P-orridge, a “gender variant activist,” and Marti Domination and Beaut. There will also be music by Mr. BRYIN DALL. This eclectic night of performance, music, and video should be a truly unique L.E.S. experience.