Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Out Harvey Wang's Window

"Out Harvey Wang's Window," opens at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum's newly completed Sadie Samuelson Levy Immigrant Heritage Center. This will be the first exhibition in the Tenement Museum's new building at 103 Orchard Street.

The museum's press release writes that the exhibition "explores the ongoing evolution of the Lower East Side through 22 black-and-white photographs. Taken between 1979 and 1993, Wang’s images tell the fascinating and often-forgotten stories of immigrant and working class New Yorkers.  The traditions, homes and everyday lives of Wang’s subjects are captured with tenderness and clarity, revealing powerful glimpses of the neighborhood’s complex history." Annie Polland, Vice President of Education at the Museum said, “Harvey Wang’s photographs are beautiful and historically important. They echo the mission of the Tenement Museum and extend the stories we tell into the late 20th century.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Club 57 at Royal/T- Pacific Standard Time

Royal/T’s Pacific Standard Time installation features Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf’s East Village West exhibit. Scharf and Magnuson met in NYC and became key figures in the East Village art scene in the eighties.  The show honors an era of art that was directly inspired by Hollywood dream factories during the Atomic Age. Featured in the installation are over 20 photographs by Harvey Wang, as well as ongoing slide show of his documentation of Club 57 and the East Village in the 1980s.

In additon to work by Scharf the exhibit include work by other East Village luminaries such as Keith Haring, John Sex and Jean Michel Basquiat.  Located in Culver City, Royal/T, LA’s first Japanese- style cosplay café, gift shop and art space, is a little piece of Japan dropped right into LA. The Harajuku waitress maids surrounded by Murakami and Hello Kitty make this unique gallery café a playful experience not to be missed. Gallery owner, Susan Hancock’s intention is to make everyone feel like, “Alice in Wonderland, gone down the rabbit hole.”

East Village West runs through 1/10/12

8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
T 310 559 6300

Friday, November 4, 2011

Adam Purple in West Virginia

Adam Purple and The Garden of Eden was screened at the American Conservation Film Festival. The ACFF is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of Washington DC. The ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world that rarely receive a wide showing. The Adam Purple film was screened at the beautiful Opera house in downtown Shepherdstown.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Starz Denver Film Festival

Adam Purple and The Garden of Eden by Harvey Wang and Amy Brost was screened at the Starz Denver Film Festival on 11/2/11.