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.

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!