Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Hangovers

I am just a little too hungover for a Wednesday morning. So what's a gal to do when she's had too much to drink too early in the week? Plan the next night out, of course! There are two gallery openings tonight that I want to go to but if I'm honest I know that I will only make it to one...I still haven't decided which yet but both are fabulous - one is painting and the other is photography.

If you're in New York tonight...maybe I will meet you there...


Robin Rice Gallery


Robin Rice Gallery

Summer Time
July 15th to Sept 6th.
5:30 to 8:30


325 West 11th Street


Robin Rice Gallery

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Gallery Bar

Gallery Bar

Zito Portraits
120 Orchard Street

7:00 to 10:00

Zito - Gallery Bar

There was a show of this New York artist's (he's a genius, I think) work at Gallery Bar last month and it has been extended to show new works with the opening happening tonight.

Zito - Gallery Bar

The New York Post has called Zito's portrait paintings "sensual" and his renderings of people on materials other than canvas have prompted The Village Voice to refer to him as "a master of the found object". A dedicated resident of The Lower East Side, he is credited with founding the Every Last Sunday art loop, a walking tour that features up to 30 independent art studios and galleries each month. His paintings have been seen in Milk Studios, The Sundance Film Festival, The National Arts Club, The American Museum of Natural History, P.S. 122, The Museum of Sex, Fuse Gallery, Angel Orensanz Foundation and Anthology Film Archives, along with galleries in Los Angeles, Japan and Austria, among others. In May 2004, Zito's portrait of Lee Marvin was featured along side The White Stripes in the United Artists film, "Coffee and Cigarettes", directed by Jim Jarmusch, and he has contributed work to the director's most recent release, "Broken Flowers". His tribute to the Mona Lisa was shown at Deitch Projects in Soho and featured in the 2004 Fall Arts Issue of BlackBook. His illustrations have been published in The New York Press and his murals are featured on the walls of the legendary Lombardi's Pizza and The Spring Lounge in Little Italy. Besides the documentary film to be completed in 2008, Zito is also currently writing an autobiography of his work during the past 15 years in New York City. Driven primarily by the images of his portraits, the book focuses on the layered biographies of the people he has painted. Both the film and book are slated for release in 2008.

All images via respective Gallery's websites with links above.


Today's Soundtrack:
Ratatat - Loud Pipes

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