New York Street Pop, an exhibition featuring photos, films, and more from artist Ken Brown, opens Saturday January 12th at Tekserve (119 West 23rd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue). Ken Brown has been creating pop art for over 30 years and is probably best known for his postcards, but also for film, prints, photography, and more. Clients of commissioned works have included MTV, VH-1, and Sesame Street.
The exhibition at Tekserve will feature his photography and films, as well as ‘a selection of postcards, prints, and drawings’. Here is more info on the exhibition from the official Art@Tekserve materials:
- “SLIDESHOWS compiled especially for Tekserve will highlight some of Brown’s favorite subjects over the years. “Words on Walls,” “Striking Storefronts” and “Signs of the City” are his tribute to the many unknown street artists “who contribute so much to the visual vibrancy of New York.”
- Brown’s SHORT FILMS, fizzy time capsules filled with street fashion and festive events like Wigstock, “The Fun Zone” (a trip to Coney Island), and the patriotic display that followed 9/11 (“Flag City”) will play continuously throughout the store.
- ONLY IN NEW YORK IMAGES created when citizen and city intersect in surreal juxtapositions and Brown is there to catch them.”
Definitely stop by Tekserve for the opening reception on January 12th from 1pm-3pm, or during store hours from January 12th-February 24th.