STEVE POWERS “MY LIST OF DEMANDS”

HAPPENINGText: Carlos J. Gomez

I had not been to an opening for over 3 months. This last Friday 25th I programmed myself to go to the Deitch project‘s openings, mostly to cover the story & take pictures, but also to see what was being shown this summer.

As it turned out, Friday night was a really busy day and a terribly rainy night, ideal preconditions for a night crashing at home instead of venturing to the steamy claustrophobic environs of two New York gallery openings. The rain matched well with the suggested ambience in one of the shows, featuring the work of Dearraindrop, an art collective from Providence.

The work of Dearraindrop indulged in psychedelia, lost-in-space know-how and outrageous amounts of media: from marker drawings, to collage, to video, music, ghetto theme park style sculptures and duct-tape installations with that “Look, Ma – no hands!” aesthetic. These artists are tripping on their art.

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