Saturday, November 24, 2012

Krys Fox wants to "stain your brain"

A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery )285 E 3rd St, 2nd floor) presents

“Transformations” two person show with Al Benkin and Krys Fox
Opening Reception: November 29th 2012 6p-9p, show up 11/29-12/11

Al Benkin’s found object assemblage-paintings consistently transform ordinary objects, into extraordinary visual stories that hint of the past & the temporariness of being. Benkin’s work uses personal & invented iconography inspired by the absurd comedy of life. Birds have spirit guides, the god of meat hovers in limbo understanding both the predator & the prey, contortionist’s balance on broken forks etc.

In Krys Fox’s photography, he transforms immediate, flat reality into nuances of whimsical, stylized, surreal & magical dimensions. Gloriously grotesque while simultaneously an exquisite nether-reality, the moments that Fox creates & captures tend to keep the viewer balancing delicately on the furrowed brow of intrigue & excitement which leads to maniacally laughing panic & glee.

Both Artists’ work is old school, meaning, not manipulated by any computer technology. All Fox’s special effects were hand done on his sets or in-camera effects. Finally, both artists’ congruity and kindred spirits make this a rare & seamless match that’s a fantastical and macabre playground for mature art eaters everywhere.
It will stain your brain.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Forever Dusty! QNY has 2 Free Tix For You.

Forever Dusty tells the dramatic, revealing story of how a shy Irish Catholic school girl from West London transformed herself into the voice of blue eyed soul, the face of Swinging London, and a worldwide superstar -- the legendary Dusty Springfield.  The provocative musical stars Kirsten Holly Smith in a tour de force performance, channeling the power and presence of Dusty in such memorable classics as Son of a Preacher Man, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, The Look of Love, and many more.

(Details on the ticket giveaway and another photo after the break.)