Thursday, September 25, 2008

FRI 9/26: RSVP for Free Art & Drinks

Joey Mars, landing party
6pm to 8pm
Joey Mars, "Landing Party": Opening Reception
Steve Balderson, "Phone Sex": Video
at Space 242, 242 E Berkeley St, 2nd Fl, Boston (South End)

I wish I went to this every month. I had a great time (scroll down), even though people weren't that friendly to me. Was it my awful fashion sense? Did I have too many complimentary cape codders? You have to RSVP, so get on it today. It might not look as if you're on an old RSVP list, but you're okay.

Without knowing the name Joey Mars, I loved his wild graphics for The Boston Phoenix and WFNX. His new paintings are a shift from those ads, and it's nice to see Mars isn't a one-trick pony. There's something eerie and abstractly futuristic; Agent Mulder would probably dig this stuff.

Steve Balderson, phone sexThere's another video installation this month is Steve Balderson's "Phone Sex". It should be pretty cool as Balderson asked people to leave him voicemails on "What is Sexy?" Some celebrity callers include Ron Jeremy, Margaret Cho, and Jane Wiedlin (of The Go-Go's); and it's mix of kinky, funny, and philosophical. A mix of experimental, vaguely erotic imagery accompanies the audio for approx. 95 minutes. (Watch for a while, grab a drink, look at art, repeat...)

It all goes down at Space 242 (aka the Weekly Dig offices) My best location description: it's next to Medieval Manor.


Anonymous said...

sounds fun, especially the cape codder part!

rob v said...

it was! they ran out of beer, so i enjoyed the vodka drinks...