TONIGHT: A Couple Of Art-Related Events

January 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, Williamsburg 

Although this is last minute I cannot resist passing along this item. This evening starting at 6:00 p.m. Deitch Projects and the Burleqsue Hall of Fame will be ushering a show featuring the art of Liz Renay (who some of you may recall was the star of John Water’s hilariously abject film Desperate Living). Here’s the scoop from Deitch’s web site:

Deitch Projects and the Burlesque Hall of Fame present “How To Attract Men” a retrospective exhibit of the art of Liz Renay. Pre-pop , Pre-punk, and an outsider on the inside- Liz Renay created her own reality and an enormous body of work along the way including four books, three dozen films and miles of printed publicity. In the first New York showing of her paintings in fifty years, Deitch Projects 76 Grand Street gallery will feature original paintings as well as a salon of important collages, costumes, and artifacts from Ms. Renay’s archives in the Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Liz’s life story weaves itself through almost every American subculture during her life time-burlesque, the Hollywood studio system, television, rock and roll, sexploitaion and punk films, the mafia and women’s prison. She precipitated and participated in the sexual revolution. Through it all she created a large body of paintings and art. This work would seem unbelievable if created by any other artist- but in the case of Liz Renay, it is a direct reflection of a life as art.

This is a must-see event (especially for my buddy Bitchcakes— you hear me out there?). Check it out!

Deitch Projects
76 Grand Street
New York, New York 10013

Those of you who want something a little closer to home will be interested to know that this evening the Williamsburg Gallery Association will be having their first Williamsburg Every 2rd event this evening as well. All the fun stuff that awaits you is simply too plentiful to go into here, but you can check out their itinerary here (be advised this is a .pdf) or by pointing and clicking your way over to RAW Magazine’s web site.

Miss Heather

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