Giverny Opening @ The Hole NYC Recap
After seeing the 'Two Heads are Better than One' exhibit last month, I expected nothing less than what I found at the opening party for Giverny at The Hole in Manhattan's East Village. Inside the doors to the gallery, the space was transformed into a garden mimicking the French gardens that bear the exhibit's name. The actual art show features the photography of E.V. Day. Day spent time in France shooting performance artist Kembra Pfahler, painted to perfection in bright red, amongst the real Giverny gardens.
But despite the photography hanging on the walls, which was quite interesting to look at with all of its surreal imagery, the crowd was focused elsewhere. On site for the opening was a member of the art group that Kembra is a part of called The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. The model took Kembra's place in the mock Giverny. You don't need me to point out her huge hair... but I'll mention that she was completely naked and I'm pretty sure that explains the massive crowd. You can check out the show until April 24th.
Giverny by E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler
The Hole Gallery
312 Bowery (at Bleeker Street)
East Village, NYC