One of my favorite living artists, Steve Lambert, just finished installing his latest show at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown: "It's Time to Fight and It's Time to Stop Fighting." Charlie invited me to stop by and check it out before the big kick off on September 15.
My review: Fantastic.
The main attraction is a "Captialism Works For Me! True / False," a huge interactive sign that I am a proud Kickstarter backer of. My pledge comes with a lot of goodies, including a thank you call from Steve's mom and dad. Saturday night I got an in person thanks from Steve–a thrill. (Note to self, book hair appointment. Botox too.)
A few iPhone pics I snapped while previewing the new show:
The big sign with a big question. Which I answered. Can you guess which way?
There is some other great, albeit smaller, signage in the show. And a hidden bonus: Charlie urged me to check out the piece downstairs in the basement. He told me to head down there with some other people and to jump around a bit.
As luck would have it, there was a pretty girl down there we danced about, but barely anything lit up. Then, our not so great photographer steps in front of the sign and voila!
I jokingly declared the sign sexist. Maybe it just didn't like our moves.
If you follow me on Facebook or Insta (@sacha_baumann) you may have seen these two shots from previous Steve shows at Charlie James (including one I used as my profile pic). Love.
Needless to say, I'll be back at the gallery on the 15th for the opening.
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