Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anonymous Gallery : Rising Pop Star

Police Barrier Star by artist Kostas Seremetis (above) is one of several works by the artist, along with many works by  Ronnie Cutrone, Rammellzee and Romon Kimin Yang aka Rostar at the unusual art space, Anonymous Gallery, on the Bowery in New York City.

Their show, Subcultural Capital (Oct 14 - Nov 15, 2009) is described as the cultural knowledge and commodities acquired by members of a subculture, raising their status and helping differentiate them from members of other groups.

"Characterized by themes drawn from popular mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects, the exhibition, Subculture Capital integrates subculture and mass culture, pop art and post modernism," says the press release on this show. "Using techniques that include appropriation, collage, painting, sculpture, film, and performance, these four artists individually refine and stylize their cultural influences, manipulating them into embodiments of personal compilations."

While I'm very familiar with Ronnie Cutrone, an old Andy Warhol assistant who famously shot the "Scull photos" for Warhol's silkscreens among other pieces, the artist is more famous for his dastardly take on Woody Woodpecker and the American flag.  Carlo McCormick organizes a panel discussion on this show (tonight! Tuesday Nov 10, from  7 - 9 PM, 169 Bowery - Collective Hardware) and all the things it touches, pop and cop included.

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