In October 2010, my friends Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Owen Osborn of the artist collective Dearraindrop along with Pop Art legend, Kenny Scharf had a show at The Hole Gallery in New York City. The Hole is a new gallery in Soho run by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman – gallerinas extraordinaire, who previously worked with Jeffrey Deitch at Deitch Projects – and wanted to fill the “hole” in the downtown art scene in NYC.
I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the week at The Hole as they got ready for the show aptly titled, Hot Glue Hullabaloo (for the amount of hot glue used to create Cosmic Cavern by Kenny Scharf and the “junk sculptures” by Joe Grillo).
Here is my week in photos:
My week starts with Joe Grillo painting.
Laura Grant and Owen Osborn get ready to install the trigger synthesizers with gourd speakers and the guitars.
Tea Party LL Cool J Contest Next Door
Found this note from Owen in the morning: Went to Philadelphia. Back for lunch.
When Owen returned, we installed the synthesizers and gourds.
Then we installed the guitars.
The next day, we put everything in place for the opening.
Kenny Scharf spray paints.
Laura Grant wearing her own hand-made dress, standing in front of her painting.
Joe in the Cosmic Cavern.
Owen toting around his Kaleidoloops.
The Hole Gallery owners, Meghan Coleman and Kathy Grayson.
Lady Miss Kier plays the guitar.
Hole gallerist, Scott Brewster, wearing a Dearraindrop hoodie.
All in all, I had an amazing time working with these talented artists on an awesome and fun show.