Kraine Gallery cordially invites you to PROM 2013 at the KGB 85 East 4th Street, NYC Nine until Midnight 21+ ONLY Dress Code: Formal-ish Dust off your Prom dress. Bust out your tux. Wish you knew then what you know now? Kraine Gallery cordially invites you to come celebrate this crazy year of hurricanes, blizzards, blackouts, and Kraine Gallery renovations at PROM 2013. Come thirsty and formal-ishly dressed in your best outdated evening-wear because the Prom Committee at KGB Bar will be crowning Prom King and Queen at 10:30PM. "Fresh From Franklin", an exhibition of figure drawings from New York Academy CE students opens this night as well. 21+ only. This will be a night to remember. WWW.KRAINEGALLERY.COM
Opening: Wednesday, February 13th 9:00pm until MidnightCurated by: Dina Brodsky and Bonnie De Witt
Lynn Albanese, Julie E. Brady, Maya Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Michelle Doll, Heidi Elbers, Candace Goodrich, Kathleen Hayes, Maria Kreyn, Amber Lia-Kloppel, Dina Pizzarello, Susan Seaton, Hilary Schmidt, Melanie Vote, Mitra Walter
Soft, fragile, playful, these images tease and blur the lines between innocence and knowing, between the daydreaming of young girls and the certain knowledge of women. Imagery as disparate as ’60s Pop Art dresses and lush nature-worship echoing the Neo-Raphaelites come together; patterns intertwine and contradict as the seeming purity of childhood hides something more worldly, and a sophisticated gaze reveals, at second glance, something overwhelmed, unsure but curious: the ingenue as poetess, the creator as object d’art.
You’re invited to an exciting, unusual Valentine’s Eve soiree: On Feb. 13, come meet, mingle and converse with this show’s artists at KGB Bar — the famed East Village joint in the same building as the Kraine Gallery — where the art-party goes on until midnight.
Match the artists with their work and discover in person what motivates them, what makes them tick: the fears, desires and drives, their reasons for creating and being alive. And yes, there’s liquor, too.
- Gregory Levine