O'Flaherty's makes its debut tonight at 55 Avenue C.
No, it's not a bar, but rather a new art gallery via artist-curator Jamian Juliano-Villani here at Fourth Street. (The gallery is said to be an homage to Irish pubs and Juliano-Villani's own drinking habits.)
EVG contributor Stacie Joy took these photos the other week as Juliano-Villani prepped the space for the first show.the show, titled "Dingle does O'Flaherty's" ...
Dingle is a 70-year-old freak living in LA. The work in this show spans 50 years, the photos are from 1974, the sculptures are from 1994. These figures are 27 years old; however…Don't call them dolls, she'll be pissed. These are "psycho-tods," a fucked up form of anti-everything nihilism or something along those lines. These are babies with intention, hating the world and ready to destroy shit.
Now about the gallery... this via Artnet News...
[I]n an effort to rebrand herself "beyond my stupid, cheeseball paintings," as she put it, she's opening her own gallery ..."I've been wanting to do this for a while," Juliano-Villani told Artnet News. "My work is a combination of references anyway, but there's only so much I can do with painting, and I enjoy ideas way more."While the space will function as a commercial gallery, she also sees it as something of a performance in disguise. "I'm going to start wearing black, really cool fake Prada suits," she said.
The gallery is open tonight from 7-9. (Checking on hours after tonight.)
And the flyswatter in the above pic will be available in the gallery's gift shop.