Last night was an interesting one for anyone into the nostalgia trip for the mid-70's to mid-80's period of punk/new wave/post punk music and art. At the New Museum, there was the late-reported Gray two-set show. And at the Kasher Gallery was the long awaited opening for two exhibits: The Laura Levine: Musicians photography show, and the Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post Punk Graphics 1976-1982 collection. As planned I attended the shindig at the Kasher Gallery, and was glad I made it.
The gallery, a beautiful space thats just the right size, would make any exhibit look good...not that these two needed any help. More after the break.
To follow here are a few of the images by Laura. My biggest pleasant surprise was the wonderful shot of the oft-forgotten and underrated Dieter Meier and Boris Blank, better known as Yello. Be sure to visit Laura's website for more information from the source. Have a look:
|Top, REM. Bottom, Alan Vega.|
|Top, Jim Carroll. Bottom, John Doe & Exene Cervenka.|
Again, some dating and perspective on each piece would have been nice, but not absolutely necessary. The amount of material to see was actually quite overwhelming, but beautiful. And as many of the posters were familiar to me, many were new and there were some incredible rarities.
The Steven Kasher Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00AM to 6:00PM, and is located at 521 West 23rd Street just west of 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
|Very rare US promo poster for A Certain Ratio single "Do The Du". Factory Records was distributed by Rough Trade at the time here in the States.|