ILEGAL PRIDE SHOW
OPENING JUNE 25 (PRIVATE EVENT)
A PERCENTAGE OF PROFITS WILL GO TO BENEFIT LGBTQ YOUNTH PROGRAMS
FOR PRIVATE SHOWING PLEASE EMAIL QUESTION@ILEGALMEZCAL.COM
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
ARTFUCKER, Artfucker is visual identity that emerged in early 2017. Never one to be constrained to a medium, the New-York based artist, started as sculptor, turned graphic artist, and most recently cultivated a new brand of stylized video manipulations.
Artfucker sets out to capture the raw emotion of queer love, in their first attempt at short film
Gg USA 1963
“My earliest memories are actually not mine. They are photographs. I swiped my Father’s camera at age 13, and surely would have a different view of my life if it weren’t for that. Photography to me is a form of alchemy of the soul; the giving and receiving of beauty, a visual poetry. I look to the World and our place in it from the point of view of our sameness, not our differences, from it's beauty, not it's pain. I look for what inspires me; the mysterious and magical, the things that fortify hope. It is about connecting the entirety of life into one moment.”
Gg’s appetite to understand the world from different points of view led her to travel as a professional photographer until arriving in Guatemala, where she currently resides. Her earliest influences were Ansel Adams and Andy Warhol; geniuses of the real and the surreal. She is the first foreigner to be awarded anexhibit at the National Palace in Guatemala with her show: “El Tiempo de no Tiempo” (The Time of no Time). Gg has worked as a staff photographer for Fashion Wire Daily and Polaris images as well as being a contributing photographer for Inked magazine. Her work has been published in numerous international and national publications, and awarded Jurors prize in the Fifth Wednesday Journal.
ILEGAL MEZCAL x ROSE BAR PRESENT
Ilegal Mezcal and Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar have come together to collaborate on a quarterly art series. Curated by Rose Bar’s Creative Director, Matthew Green, and Ilegal Mezcal's brand team lead by Kaylan Rexer, the series takes place in Ilegal’s new West Village home, the old Perry Street theatre.
The ongoing gallery series aims to showcase art within an experiential environment. The mission is to activate all five senses by creating a physically and mentally stimulating artistic experience. Ilegal Mezcal and Rose Bar aim to create a genuine, unique approach to their exhibitions by establishing a sense of community through the shared personal experience of the art in an intimate setting beyond the four walls of Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel. This environment provides a platform for the art to speak for itself and allows the artist to fully benefit from the profits of their work.
PAST GALLERY SHOWS
In 2015 after experimenting with colors and shapes on big murals in the LES of NYC, infamous street artists Crash, Bio & Nick Walker began creating smaller pieces in celebration of their collaboration from the year before. Two years and 30 pieces later, they present to you "The Collaborations"
Photos from opening event can be found here: https://bfa.com/events/19136
"COLLAGE DROPOUT" BY THANKYOUX
ThankYouX first became well known on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009 for his large iconic Andy Warhol spray paint stencils. Signing "Thank You X" underneath in a gesture of anonymous gratitude for Warhol's aesthetic of rebellious integrity. The name accidentally became the artist's identity. Inspired by the pop tropes and bright colors of that NYC art scene, ThankYouX has exhibited paintings and sculptures in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Hong Kong. Now using his Street style in a more abstract way, he has been getting new attention for his geometric mixed media cube paintings. He was the official artist of the 2016 Global Citizen music festival in New York. This fall he teamed up with MTV for a traveling Virtual Reality art show based on the election. The show went to each of the debates as well as The White House. During Art Basel Miami 2016 ThankYouX created a special installation for Soho House using a Samsung 360 camera inside of an interactive art booth. ThankYouX just held a solo exhibition in New York City and is currently working on an exhibition in Hong Kong early next year as well as Berlin next Summer.
31 PERRY STREET NYC
JUNE 26, 27, 28 - JULY 6 & 7
OPEN FROM 2-6PM