*Days five & six*
Lower East Side, Soho, and the Brooklyn Museum.
I hadn’t previously spent any time in the Lower East side, so I was stoked to discover so many galleries scattered throughout. Many of them programming interesting sculpture and drawing. My favorites were Fitzroy Gallery (ft. Colby Bird), Muriel Guépin (ft. Esther Traugot: Nurtured Nature), Jack Hanley Gallery (ft. Margaret Lee), Joe Sheftel (ft. Wallace Berman, Lee Maida, Joe Zorrilla), Pablo’s Birthday Gallery (ft. Henrik Eiben), Lodge Gallery (ft. Jankele), Nichelle Beauchene Gallery (ft. Ned Colclough), and Mulherin + Pollard Gallery (ft. Ryan Browning).
Of course I could not miss The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum! The show was impeccably put together in terms of it’s installation, and range. I would have loved to have seen more of the skeletal boning dresses, however, it was all quite a bit to take in to begin with. If your a Madonna fan, this show is a must see. I’m not really into Madonna, but one can appreciate the intricacy and craftsmanship of the corsets she donned by Gaultier. This show was a great break from the gallery work we had been eating up for the entire week. Although, I think it could easily be asserted that this work is in fact fine art.