Pics from OPENING of “Make It Fit”, the Various & Gould/Specter show at Brooklynite
Text and photos from BSA contributor, Vincent Cornelli.
It was a pretty impressive scene at the Specter, Various & Gould opening at the Brooklynite Gallery on Saturday night. And yea, Saturday night. Why does everyone throw these parties on a Thursday evening, when you can do it on the weekend and make it a real night?
- Specter on the left, Various & Gould on the Right © Vincent Cornelli
I must admit, being forced to ride an over-crowded local A train from Harlem to Utica Station doesn’t really put you in the best of moods. But, while approaching the gallery, I couldn’t help but get a little re-charged as the music got louder and more distinct. It was a cool scene to walk into a nearly empty storefront, surrounded in quality artwork, knowing that even more people were packed in and celebrating in back somewhere.
- Specter’s dude on a bike © Vincent Cornelli
In this case it was a backyard decorated by the artists, with DJ’s spinning, Red Stripes flowing, and a performance from a musician like Jeff Kessel, a one man looping machine.
And it’s always cool running into the likes of Luna Park, Celso, Veng (RWK), Carlito Brigante, and the rest.
No doubt everyone enjoyed the art, the artists, the tunes and the event.
- Various & Gould © Vincent Cornelli
Jeff Kessel, who uses his expansive voice and multiply looped music to slowly blow your mind. © Vincent Cornelli
Performing in the back yard as "Rifle Recoil", musician Jeff Kessel's music is dense, layered, challenging, and at times beautiful © Vincent Cornelli
A view from the back corner © Vincent Cornelli
Jovial guests at Brooklynite © Vincent Cornelli
Discussing the work of Various & Gould © Vincent Cornelli
One of Specter's people in the corner with his shopping cart © Vincent Cornelli
Photographer Sam Horine in attendance (photo © Vincent Cornelli)
Many hands make the work easier (Various & Gould) © Vincent Cornelli
Guests are often invited to pick up a marker and add a tag at Brooklynite (© Vincent Cornelli)
Waiting till the smoke clears after a successful performance © Vincent Cornelli
A sculpture of crates and a shopping cart careens upward toward a wheat-paste by Various & Gould. © Vincent Cornelli
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