Hey you kids, stay away from the ledge! Chris Stain is on the Roof with the Pigeons

Chris Stain prepares for his upcoming show at Carmichael.

Chris Stain (courtesy Carmichael Gallery)

Chris Stain (courtesy Carmichael Gallery)

He talks to us about where the inspiration came from for the upcoming show…

Brooklyn Street Art: The name of the show came from something your grandfather used to say: What was he talking about?

Chris Stain: “Up on the roof countin pigeons” was a reply that my grandfather would use if you would inquire where a family member was. Honestly not sure what he meant exactly. My guess is it was in reference to someone bein loony.

Brooklyn Street Art: When you talk about doing something on the roof, a familiar song written by two Brooklyn natives, “Up on the Roof”, comes to mind.

Chris Stain: Yeah I remember that song. A lot of people still do go up on the roof to get away for a minute. The work I will be showing has everything to do with what is going on down on the street. The roof idea for the install is just to try and switch it up in the gallery a bit. No hidden allegory here plus it ties into my grandfathers’ saying.

Up on the Roof” is a song written by Brooklyn natives Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in 1962 by The Drifters. Yo, check out the graff on the roof circa that time, and  they actually have a cage with pigeons up there!!! Coolness.

Full description of the Show in Our Calendar

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