If you didn't already hear the news, Superchief Gallery has relocated from Williamsburg to Manhattan in an epic partnership with Culturefix, a bar/gallery/performance space. We just had our first opening, an expanded version of the group show we brought to Miami Art Basel. (We exhibited 20 of our favorite artists, and made a great video of Lofty and Freebase from Metro Zu painting a Lamborghini which was some classy next-level shit.)
Culturefix is a large, multidimensional space with skylights, an upper and lower level, and an in-house bar; which made it a lot of fun to hang the show. We're ecstatic to have our new office here with them, and to be starting our year-long curatorial residency here at the space. There will be plenty of opportunities to make it out as we're inviting everyone we love to collaborate with us here. THE ADDRESS, is:
9 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
(Damn it just feels so good to type “New York, NY” that I wanted to do it again)
A few highlights from the show:
-Downstairs we exhibited the original Superchief woodcut hand-carved by the ever-talented tattoo artist, Tamara Santibanez. We put it behind plexiglass for protection next to one of the many giant renditions of the skull, created during our era of grimy shows at Party Expo in Brooklyn.
-Sad People Sex illustrator, Heather Benjamin exhibited two color versions of her illustrations as well as a hand-knitted Sad Sex fan-art tribute, which would make an incredible sweater-dress. She has a show coming up this month in Madrid, Spain along with Alex Heir (of Death Traitors fame) which should be awesome. Check out the flyer for that show and check it out if you're in Spain for whatever reason.
-In a last-minute addition, we added some of colorblind artist, David Cook's pieces to the show. We'll be showing more of his stuff this year, and hopefully convince him to become a tattoo artist, because his work would make some awesome tattoos.
-Zoo Lion, the “19 year old sex addict” introduced to the internet in an interview with Superchief last year; exhibited her porno collages in a grid in the intimate setting of our upstairs gallery. Across from the porno collages were Rudy Savage's series of “Cats with Dicks.”
-Outstanding printed glass / mixed media collage by Andrew Poneros, which were extremely well-received in Miami and we're proud to be displaying in the storefront visible to passers-by on the Lower East Side streets.
-Extended sets of photography from Paul Kwatkowski, Bill Dunleavy, Devin Yalkin and Xavier Veal. They are some of our favorite photographers and we'll be showing a lot more of their work online and in the art gallery.
-The world-premiere screening of Suga Slim's “The Suga Tapes” in their entirety. They are an autobiographical, cut-up, entertaining and anthropological video project. To help explain what they are like, I'll just post my favorite two right here in this blog post:
-Ed Zipco's world-premiere of his psychedelic video project “High School Field Trippin'”, which are not on the internet but have now been officially shown in an art gallery.
-There were live performances at the opening by a bunch of our DJ homies such as J. Lamar, Max 57, Roofeeo, Ben Robey, Cool Hand Luke, and Cobra Krames. There was also a live visual set by our homies Foreign Subject, and a short set by the band Respect. Upstairs, there was a psychedelic noise/projection set by Harbour.
Thanks to Elliot Goldstein for the photos.