With a shared eye for the unusual and spectacular, Kelsey Bennett and Heather Morgan dive deeply to unearth the pearls of the city. As though escorting you on a road trip to discover the oddities of our metropolis, Bennett and Morgan shine light on artists, musicians, and events which need to be seen.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Kelsey Bennett Photos!...Gawker Artists Print Shop Launch

Gawker Artists recently launched their online print shop! Produced by Society 6, the Giclée prints are printed on archival, acid free paper -- The quality is incredible!

My Work is available here:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cheap & Plastique @ Fountain Art Fair NYC

Fountain Art Fair is more than a white wall with carefully hung artwork. For one thing, it is on a boat, so you can't (really) use a level. Fountain is a space for splendor and spectacle. Cue some fantastic midnight mischief when a masked, befurred figure revved his chainsaw in the middle of the opening, silently menacing the display.

No artworks were harmed in the making of this moment.

Cheap & Plastique soldiered on, with artists Kelsey Bennett, Heather Morgan, Christine Navin and Nathan Wasserbauer making a charming debut at Fountain for the magazine.

The sights and sounds were overwhelming, from the expansive street art display to Jesus stripping down to the altogether. Drinks flowed and Miss Morgan achieved a new personal best in most hotdogs consumed in one day.

What is impossible to convey is the sound of the wind on the tent, the rolling of the waves, the laughter and noise of the crowd. Thank you to our hosts, our friends and our fellow exhibitors for making the boat rock!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fountain Pt. I: Installed

The sun is shining and it is art fair season in New York. If you are in town March 3-6, please come to the Fountain Exhibit at the Chelsea Pier 66 on 26th St. Kelsey Bennett and Heather Morgan will be exhibiting there along with our comrades at Cheap & Plastique: publisher and photographer Christine Navin, and painter extraordinaire Nathan Wasserbauer.
The wind on the Hudson whipped the tent last night, our legs went wobbly beneath us, our fingers stiff and cold as the night wore away, but we got our show pretty much hung (thanks Alec!), and are very pleased with how it is coming together. A french fry celebration at Moonstruck we wish I had some Charlie Sheen to perk us up. Will have to settle for a mocha. Tonight we will finish things off with some mood lighting, some adjusting.
Tomorrow is our press day and Friday we are open to the public!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Franco Piss Cup?

Help us name the 127 Hours Cocktail!!! We could stick with The Franco Piss Cup, but we wanna hear your ideas. Dare I say -- Urine for it?!

In the cocktail: Hendrick's gin, fresh lime, elderflower cordial, club soda, and yellow food coloring

Oh, you have what it takes to be the white swan, so spongy and light. But, cookie, let's see you as the black, unleash your crumbly terror! Our Golden Globes were as swinging as Ricky Gervais' pair. Cheers to a tasty Oscar season!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

They Will Gutterally Charm the Hell Out of You!

If it's been a while since you've seen a band you're excited about, find out where
The Shining Twins
are playing next and go!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stumbled across the ethereal entrails of a white colt

What The Thunder Said...

What The Thunder Said, the title of gallery Lu Magnus' current exhibition, comes from T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land. As Lu Magnus puts it, "Not only does this fifth and final part of the poem (What The Thunder Said) delve into destruction and rebirth, it also makes us question what we all learned from the proceeding storm."

Starting with the black muff hat, at the opening of the exhibition last Friday the spectators were becoming one with the art.

Lu Magnus arrives on the Lower East Side with a vibrant HELL YES, promising us new talent and a thriving salon. The excitement of such a design brought an energetic coterie, despite the frigid night. We look forward to the future of the program at Lu Magnus.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bringing in 2011 with some tough soul, deep soul, and The Sweet Divines!

(New Year's Eve Soul party at The Bell House in Gowanus) They say "out with the old, in with the new", but soul never gets old.

Ms. Marva Witney, the headlining act for the evening and the opening act of 2011, brought us into the new year like we were being liberated by the words of a gospel preaching godmother of soul. "If you have trouble in your life, trouble with money, trouble with love, sometimes...you just got to sit down on it!" and sit down on it she did!...

From her throne, Soul Sister told us like it is...

She told us of her trials...

...and tribulations,

...her gratitude and her great, tough love.

Billy Prince (of The Precisions), earlier in the evening charmed the audience with his performance. A bouquet of roses and baby breath dwindled down over the course of a song as Prince, with deep sincerity and a heart melting smile, handed each flower to members of the audience . Another highlight of the evening was Witney and Prince's duet of It's a Man's World. I was gripping the stage!

The Sweet Divines (Below) warmed up this New Year's Night with their sparkle and deep, throaty soul. Keep track of The Sweet Divines! Join their mailing list! Because wherever they are more great soul is sure to follow.

The girl group with likeness to The Supremes and The Shangri-la's, have been the opening act to an impressive roster of soul performers. They open the show and then with their matching dresses (think fringe or sequins!), coordinated dance moves, and vocal brilliance they back up the headliner. Thank God! Because we cannot get enough!