The Bowery Hotel is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Bill Saylor entitled, “LIQUIDY SPLIT.” This exhibition, curated by Peter Makebish, presents a series of paintings, whose imagery and iconography rotates around the mythology of the rural American sublime. The emblazoned symbology comprised of images with various troupes of loss and decay, i.e. rattlesnakes, skulls, various crustations and the like, offer a dense and formalized surface for contemporary painting. Saylor’s lineage can be traced back to that of the early beginnings of the American painters of the 21st century. His visceral approach and tactual eye has resounded in numerous exhibitions and bodies of work, most notably within the American context of presentation and venues. Saylor’s roots belong to the space of American abstract expressionism. Aspects of Kline, Pollock, DeKooning and Motherwell are present within these new works, as well as later historical touchstones as Lupertz, Schnabel, and Polke. Although at once engaging in the immediacy of shock and awe, Saylor’s new body of work pivots and swerves into unknown directions and consciousnesses in a remarkably fresh and vital manner. In the current digital age we all live in, paintings such as the ones presented here in ‘LIQUIDY SPLIT’, offer us a unique view into the heart of what it means to be wrestling with the notion of the possibility that an ‘oil on canvas’ can suspend disbelief.
Bill Saylor has been included in various international exhibitions, including Leo Koenig Gallery in New York, Eleni Koroneou Gallery in Athens, Voges & Partner in Frankfurt and Asbaek Gallery in Copenhagen. He holds a BFA from Cal State Long Beach. Bill Saylor lives and works in New York City.
Mere hours after unveiling tunes off their just-released fifth album,Synthetica, for a horde of adoring fans inside the cozy Music Hall of Williamsburg, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric invited us into a posh suite at NYC’s Bowery Hotel to tape a performance for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube, which posts awesome sessions like this one every week (see them all here).
At the hotel, the duo stripped away the electric throb of their new single, “Youth Without Youth,” down to two-part harmonies, acoustic guitar and harmonica (!). All that remained from the original was a spare, digital beat, saddled up through Shaw’s iPhone.
Summer wedding season is upon us, which means flights to book, registries to empty and pretty cocktail dresses to purchase and wear. Whether you’re going Oceanside in Nantucket Harbour, yachting off of Key West, witnessing vows in a botanical garden or ballroom dancing in NYC, we have an ensemble worthy of the best-dressed guest nod — just try not to show up the bride.
Blow, designed by Lindsey Adelman, takes its inspiration from the shape of traditional French wine barrel candelabras where the wooden staves are inverted and mounted to the metal hoops. By exaggerating the scale and orientation of the staves, Blow becomes an asymmetrical cloud-like form with inwardly facing points of light.
This weekend we’re hosting the Fashion Girls for Japan shopping event! Here’s what the Wall Street Journal had to say about it:
…The “girls” are at it again this year. This weekend, at the Bowery Hotel in New York, Fashion Girls for Japan, is hosting its second sample-sale shopping event. Among brands that will have women’s clothing and accessories on hand: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Doo.Ri, Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, VPL, Zero Maria Cornejo. There’s also something for men so they’ll have something to do if they’re tagging along. Menswear at the sale will include Acne, Helmut Lang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Surface to Air, Theory, and Thom Browne…
…Fashion Girls for Japan was conceived by Kyoko Kageyama, an executive at 3.1 Phillip Lim, along with Kikka Hanazawa, president of VPL, Tomoko Ogura, fashion director of women’s Co-op at Barneys New York, Miki Higasa, president of public-relations firm Kaleidoscope Consulting, Stella Ishii, president of fashion showroom The News, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart and, Chiaki Yamamura , also of 3.1 Phillip Lim.
You can read the whole article about these wonderful girls by clicking here. See some of the wonderful fashions available below.