An informal gathering of the WRRQ Collective showcasing new projects and ideas. WRRQ is an intergenerational community of queer and transgender artists and activists who wrrq to transform our culture. We make art together as a form of visual resistance and collective healing, including visual art, music, drag and video. We also take care of each other and our people by organizing community dinners, clothing swaps, vigils, street actions and movement building. Our wrrq together continually evolves as a creative response to community needs. www.wrrq.nyc
Please join us for the opening reception of:
SCOOTER LAFORGE . Creation of the Animals
NICOLAS WAGNER . Concatenation
NELSON SANTOS . I Need You By Me, Beside Me, To Guide Me
NYOBS is Mike Cacciatore, Peter Cramer, John Michael Swartz and Jack Waters. An alternative experimental free association “kitchen“ band born at Punk Island 2014. From trance lyrics to primal screams, NYOBS pierces the restive soul with mind-blowing inducements of tonal & aural synth-esthesia. Recent performances include opening for 3 Teen Kill 4 at BWAC and a special musical tribute to the writings of David Wojnarowicz at the Whitney Museum.
PXALM: Angel Favorite, Maureen Catbagan, and L. Favorite are non-binary/gender-fluid, Brooklyn-based multi-media artists whose music is part existential, post-punk, and dark romantic. They have a curiosity towards exploring different forms of spirituality and expanding individual and social consciousness through sound.
There's been an explosion in the combination Laboratory and Performance Workshop. The only way to recreate the results is with MORE EXPERIMENTS
Incubator is a new performance series Co-Curated by Plush & James or Whatever for performer who wish to try out new things in an activated environment.
THIS MONTH WE HAVE:
STEPH the STEVE
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION
Join us for an engaging conversation between artists Erika Keck and Carol Cole as they shed light on their artistic process and creative inspirations drawing from their solo exhibitions in the gallery. Part of Lower East Side Art Week and moderated by Jill Conner, art critic, curator, and contributor to Riot Material, Whitehot Magazine, Afterimage, ArtUS, Art In America, Interview Magazine, Performance Art Journal and Sculpture Magazine.
This October, we are pleased to announce that Empirical Nonsense is participating in the inaugural Lower East Side Art Week, October 17-21. As part of this year’s theme, placing female artists at the forefront with our current exhibitions and discussion. An audio tour designed by The Two Percent will be available throughout the week featuring exclusive interviews with artists and gallery directors, purchased through the website and MP3 players available at Lesley Heller Gallery (54 Orchard St).
Please Join Us for the Inaugural Exhibitions at Empirical Nonsense