NOT “EN VOGUE”
9.27.19 — 10.27.19
A recent casting by acclaimed New York City artist John Ahearn of contemporary artist, activist, and film producer, Zoe Map acts as the catalyst for the exhibitions concept, linking generations of artists within New York’s alternative and underground culture. Through the collaboration of these two artists this exhibition is made possible, bridging the pioneers of the New York underground with the emerging counterculture of the present day.
The title of the show takes its name from the common expression of something being “in vogue”. To be, “in vogue”or “En Vogue” means to be in fashion, trending, and popular. However prior to the rise, and popularity of any art form, idea, or creative act, it must first come out of the darkness where it is not understood by the status quo. All newness in trends and common knowledge originates in a place of misunderstanding, and disenfranchised thought. What begins in solitude amongst the initiated few eventually emanates into the culture of worldwide acceptance and recognition. This exhibition acts as a celebration of New York’s reputation of being at the forefront of alternative culture, through activism and creative action throughout the decades.
FEATURING: JOHN AHEARN - ZOE MAP - CHAKIMA MICHEAU - SWOON - JOSEPH SZKODZINSKI- JOJO ABOT - RICKY POWELL - LADY PINK - MAIDENFED - ESTELLE MAISONETT - SUCKADELIC- ANNA BLODA - THEHOUSEALWAYSWINS -
INCLUDING A GUEST CURATED WALL BY MARCUS GLITTERIS DONE IN HIS SIGNATURE SALON STYLE, SET OVER PINK BACKDROP.
MARCUS GLITTERS Is a downtown fixture of the NYC club scene known for his impromptu salon style art events that he’s been know to orchestrate on the drop of a hat. When you walk into a space and see the curated works Marcus composes, you are not just viewing a typical art exhibition but rather the aftermath of a great performance which Marcus has been living since the 90’s!
FEATURING: LA2 - DUSTIN POP - SUCKADELLIC - JEFF BELER - SEAN SLANEY - MARINA REITER - RADDINGTON - MARCO SANTINI - MICHAEL GAFFNEY - MARZIPAN PHYSICS - HEKTAD - STEVEN COGLE - EDDIE BOGAERT - SF GRAJALES - ELLIOTT DE CESARE - MARCO SANTINI- CLOCKWORKCROSS -RAUL BARQUET - ORI CARINO
Marcus GlitteriS - Born 1975 Marcus GlitteriS is a Native New Yorker from Alphabet City in the Lower East Side. He is a self taught artist who started painting at the age of 28. “Art classes started for me on the floors of New York City night clubs”. For Marcus creativity manifested through the movement of dance and fashion which were part of being a young “club kid” along side punks, misfits, eccentrics, drag queens, and other various creatures of the night. In Marcus’s own words, “All characters were part of a moving painting, and that inspired me to be a moving painting. A moving painting that danced, performed, and created within a abstract gallery that was New York City”. Marcus Is a acclaimed New York underground party thrower and curator, famous for his wild salon style shows set over landscapes pink paint and glitter.