Posted on February 22, 2016
The day went by quicker than expected, it was dark and Zero has been advertising a show he’s going to be exhibiting his work alongside many other artists. Escape was held in an open old factory looking space turned gallery in Williamsburg, and all I kept thinking to myself was “hmmm, this is good space to throw a show.” That’s usually the first thing I notice when I enter someone else exhibit, looking for places for myself, is that selfish?
The music was blasting and in between every other hit song the dj was playing, a rapper performing his lyrics would appear, bopping along to the beat I was enjoying myself. The place was packed and as soon as I walked in I quickly recognized Wendy, also known as DottyLaAbstract. We’ve been following each other for years on social media, and probably have been around the same people hanging out about twice, but that’s about as far as that goes. I say my hellos, to the friendly face, and compliment her work. She’s talented and i have always liked seeing her work online, this time, I got to see the shadows, highlights and lines in real life, that’s the best. I have no idea how she does her faces, they’re beautiful. (See her and her work below)
I asked for Zero, especially since I haven’t seen him in the longest time, it would have been amazing to catch up, but apparently I just missed him. Booooo…
His work is always familiar to me, I gravitated towards his wall and his infamous moon and space canvases were the main theme. His moons are always on point, they’re never flat, they have dimensions and seem just like the real thing… I like to think it has a lot to do with that telescope he loves hovering over that’s planed on his roof, talk about loving what you do.
I’m glad I got to see Wendy and Zero exhibit their work. Congrats my fellow visionaries.
Posted on October 23, 2014
My friend Marcela is visiting NYC from L.A. as soon as her plane landed I had plans ready to go. Initially we were going to head to Connecticut for my cousins’ housewarming get together. Since time wasn’t really on our side, plan B it wasn’t. No pill needed. I told Marcela to drop her bag and to throw something on quick. We headed to a loft party in Bushwick where friend Smurfoudirty was djing. When we got there it, it was this abandoned looking warehouse, and once we entered inside it looked like a mini version of The Phun Factory circa the 80’s, except there was actually tenants living there. What a dream come true! (spins around and waits for my fairy godmother to appear) I love places like this, because you never expect the inside to look like what appears from the exterior.I’ll admit, we didn’t even bother getting into the actual party, there was so many people hanging out in the hallway and it seemed like it was almost over, so we decided to have some fun and roam around the building. We went to the rooftop first, where we got to see a pretty good view, including the Empire State Building, the lights were bright and Marcela was taking in the view, while shivering. Yet, here am I wearing shorts, even though I was pretty comfortable and she’s making fun of me because according to her, L.A. is never this cold.We roam around the building some more, where we find a creepy looking bullshit laundromat, I guess you can it that, since there was only one washer and dryer, and you guessed it, covered in graffiti. Not that I was complaining, I was loving every second of it, especially when we bumped into an old school elevator, you know the ones you only see on t.v. I tried to get it to work, but I’m guessing I needed a key… since it was looking pretty creepy, I decided today was not the day I needed to die. Moving on.
After insisting I open the door to an apartment that looked open, someone grew some balls, and Marcela decided to open it. I was looking inside liek the nosy thing that I am, when I noticed a blonde sitting on a bar stool, what was weird, she turned around super slow with no type of expression…eeew, we ran sooo fast!
After surviving the warehouse, going home wasn’t an option. We walked into Cobra Club. Some hole in the wall bar, that looked like it could belong to truckers. Right away we got into some argument with some douche-bag who felt like hogging the billiard table, after not dealing with his nonsense we headed to the back, where karaoke was going on.
Marcela, being the coward that she was, never went up, after insisting I go up. I decided to go up anyway, and sang my heart out to Joan Jett’s- Bad Reputation. i sucked! But according to the crowd, they liked it, I even had about 3 people come up to me afterwards to tell me I did good.
Let me not quit my day job!