Preview: "Nose Bleed" Curated by Erik Foss at Fuse Gallery
In anticipation of the exhibition Nose Bleed curated by Erik Foss opening tonight at Fuse Gallery in the East Village, 12ozProphet got a glimpse of some of the works in the show. With some of our favorite artists in the mix including Haze, Daze, Faust, Aiko, Steve Ellis, Richard Kern, Cheryl Dunn, Ivory and Shelter Serra, and Clayton Patterson, this show is definitely one not to miss! Click through some shots we snuck in of the works before the show was even hung and read the official statement below written by Carlo McCormick.
“Nosebleed takes its name from the prevailing motto of that sensibility, that we wouldn’t go up there (up being anything north of 14th Street ) because we’d get a nosebleed. It is redolent of all the provincialism that makes New York City so myopically special, where neighborhoods do matter and where the global view remains much the same as Saul Steinberg’s classic New Yorker magazine cover, View from 9th Avenue, where the details of the city end at the Hudson River as the west gapes beyond like an insignificant wasteland. Make that drawing looking up from Fuse and you’ll see a similar void outside the center of our universe. Downtown may have been colonized by money and gentrified into something way white and polite, but the attitude persists. These are the artists of that particular place of mind.” -Carlo McCormick
Check out Nose Bleed opening TONIGHT Wednesday March 28th at Fuse Gallery located at 93 Second Avenue between 5th and 6th Street in the East Village. The show is up through April 25th. Check out the Fuse Gallery website for more information and stay tuned to 12ozProphet for a full recap.