Opening Reception: Thursday, July 8–6 to 9pmChristopher Henry Gallery 127 Elizabeth Street, Nolita NYC (between Broome & Grand)
T MINUS 20 is a multi-media exhibit on two levels in a renovated church. The 1st level is a presentation of artist T-shirts, with unique designs by an exciting and eclectic line-up of 20 different artists utilizing T-shirts as their blank canvases, or who have based a concept around a T-shirt. Featuring notables such as: fashion icon & media sensation Christopher Lee Sauvé; legendary painter / sculptor / T-shirt designer Scooter LaForge; with unique interpretations by acclaimed fine artists such as Olek, Brian Kenny, Gio Black Peter, and Inbred Hybrid Collective, accomplished fashion illustrators Marcos Chin and Fernanda Cohen; as well as famed photographer and Warhol Factory veteran Christopher Makos. The 2nd level is an installation of innovative video art. T MINUS 20 breaks down boundaries of art and fashion… two arenas that often battle for Manhattan real estate. The video “Bar Fight” by Devan Simunovich seems to illustrate this concept, with a silvery CGI mannequin that busts out of its glass box, surrounded by scattering neon letters. T MINUS 20 presents art that won’t sit still… whether it’s art that you can wear, or exciting images in motion, which in some cases literally jumps off the wall, as in the dynamic experimental 3-d video art by Sweatshoppe.