Friday, February 26, 2010

golden triangle



Free-spirited garage/art-rock band Golden Triangle have been local fixtures in New York for a while now, banging their tambourines and chanting to minimalist punk beats at gallery parties and bars around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Originally from Memphis, Austin, and Atlanta, Golden Triangle contains former members of Angry Angles with Jay Reatard and Viva L’American Death Ray Music. Swaying wildly and chanting together like a hippie commune while somehow still playing instruments, their performances look straight out of an orgy at Warhol’s Factory—or out of Euripides’ Bacchae, since the loud, female group vocals could easily be mistaken as the cries of maenad priestesses in a frenzied, Dionysian ceremony.

Their new album Double Jointer is out March 2, 2010 on Hardly Art, and according to their blog, a split 7-Inch with the Fresh & Only’s has been in the works, too.


Golden Triangle: Neon Noose



Golden Triangle: Prize Fighter

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

week-end



Photographer Alex Prager debuts 'Week-End,' a photo exhibit which evokes a modern-day duality that rests on women: the pressure of being beautiful on the outside amidst a sense of uneasiness and loneliness on the inside.

Her primary inspiration is life in L.A. Shot in the neighborhood she grew up in and starring her L.A. friends, Prager disguises her subjects with enough hair and makeup that they resemble lifeless mannequins, representing the idea of a superficial, unfulfilled life in glitzy L.A.

Her photographs are on display at the Yancey Richardson Gallery in NY and at the M + B Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit will run in New York and L.A. until February 20th.

Yancey Richardson Gallery
now through February 20th
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
535 West 22nd Street 3rd floor
New York City

M+B Gallery
now through March 6th
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles




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Monday, February 1, 2010

dirty pretty things

Directed by Tyrone and Jamie Wood (sons of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood), Scream Gallery has carved a unique niche for itself within the contemporary art world, bringing to light the more hidden talents of some of the biggest names in music and pop culture.

Opening Thursday February 4th, Scream is featuring the new series by Warholite artist, photographer, and music video director Russell Young. The collection focuses largely on Marilyn Monroe and Kurt Cobain, two of the most influential figures of pop culture who share similarly tragic, yet brilliant, legacies. In this new set of haunting paintings and screen prints, Young utilizes his signature technique of infusing his pigments with 'diamond dust,' adding "a magical glittering effect that imbues the images with an ethereal quality."

Dirty Pretty Things
February 4-March 13
Tue-Fri, 10:00-18:00; Sat, 11:00-17:00

Scream
34 Bruton Street
W1J 6QX London
Tube: Jubilee, Victoria, & Picadilly at Green Park
http://www.screamlondon.com/



Kurt Cobain "I will let you down, I will make you hurt" white+suicide pink
2009
acrylic paint, enamel and diamond dust on linen
62 x 48 in




Marilyn Crying
2009
acrylic paint, enamel and diamond dust on linen
62 x 48 in




Mick Jagger "Reggie Kray, do you know my name"
2008
acrylic and enamel screen print on linen
62 x 48 in




Lou Reed "Shooting Star"
2008
acrylic and enamel screen print on linen
62 x 48in




Patty Hearst
2008
enamel and diamond dust screen print on linen
62 x 48in




Iggy Pop "Search and Destroy"
2008
acrylic and enamel screen print on linen
62 x 48in

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