Recap: Left to Right at Wooster Street Social Club
A packed Wooster Street Social Club hosted Left to Right: An Artistic Visit From the West on Thursday night. Curators Luke Wessman and 12oz fam Bobby Tribal were gracious enough to grant 12ozProphet access to the hanging of the show earlier in the week and of course we were in attendance for the opening. Especially after seeing the pile free booze awaiting our aggressive consumption.
The invasion of west coast art felt fresh given the fact that the weather in Manhattan on Thursday was anything but warm and sunny. The scene was like walking into a tattoo convention in downtown L.A. In addition to all the stationary artwork showcasing metal flake, pinstripes, and intricate lettering, there was so much great tattoo work that every 10 feet you could see someone grabbing and staring at someone’s arm or a group of shirtless cholos posing for photos together in sunglasses looking tough as hell.
Despite how the crowd may have appeared to the uninitiated, the overall vibe was family friendly and super chill. DJ Aly Asha kept the crowd moving with a plethora of Motown, Morrisey, rock and reggae. Wessman and Tribal put together a great show in a beautiful space and a good time was had by all. A few of the artists shown in Left to Right include: Estevan Oriol, Risk, Placaso, Jae Bueno, Morgwn Pennypacker, and Big Tiny.
text and photos: Ethersock