"The Greatest Art Never Seen" Art Show and Iconic Punk Music to Ignite NYC's Lower East Side
Punk Rock Artist and Independent Curator JohnnyV and Ned Lindsay Bring "The Greatest Art Never Seen" Pop-Up Art Show to Famed Rivington Music Rehearsal Studios
By: Johnny Velardi and Ned Lindsay
The punk legends will join over 50 carefully selected artists who will display their works at the event, which will be held at the Rivington Music Rehearsal Studios at 188 Stanton Street in New York's Lower East Side (https://www.rivingtonmusic.com/)
"COME ONE COME ALL! This promises to be a truly unique experience, unlike anything else in the New York City art scene," says Ned Lindsay. "We are presenting a curated display of unexpected and unconventional pieces that have been overlooked by the traditional art world."
These selected pieces are artistic wonders from the offbeat corners of the Lower East Side and they are exceptionally moving and memorable. Together they offer a fresh and controversial take on society's challenges and the trials and tribulations of life in New York City.
The show will feature artwork from artists including Patrick Cox, Amy Toxic, Lynn Cappiello, Peter Missing, John Caruthers, Danielle Charette, Aline Decat, Brett Kahler, Jessica Nissen, Liz Kresch, Sarah Sweeney, Johnny Sandler, John McDonald, Dennis Yee, Bob Barry, Tony Wells, Renna Mae, Kelly Forsyth, Olivia Lorraine, Brett Kahler, Dr Zian Saxon, JohnnyV, Ned Lindsay, Chris Caggiano, Maj Da Beast, Morrie Cramer, Paul Kostabi, J Lawrence Brandt a.k.a. Batman from pUbLiC NuIsAnCe, Surge, Daniella La Bocca, Leslie Lowe, Lynne Von Pang, Jenny Gonzalez Blitz, Darryl La Vare, Claudia Tiernan, John Nikolai, Fur Dixon, Nina Sobell, Jeff Doucette, Anne Hanavan, Morrie Cramer, Songe Riddle, Rachel Fox, Krstyn Lavery, Armi, Gabriele Nichterwitz, Zoe Hansen, Red Corn, Colleen Beloise DeGregory, Babs Edmonson, FLY, Mario Bangot, Erin Lucas, Susan Mcgettegan, and MORE!
OPENING NIGHT will include performances by
6:30 EVA LUCIEN
7:00 THE CARVELS
7:45 PINK LIPS
8:30 DEAD DEAN AND THE LIVING HELLS
"These works are largely unseen or fail to receive the critical acclaim they deserve. We look forward to showing New Yorkers some of the Greatest Art Never Seen," said Velardi.
About the curators
Johnny Velardi lives and works in the East Village, New York City. He is and has been an artist, curator, and musician for over 30 years. Well known as the guitarist for the notorious pUbLiC NuIsAnCe, his art shows include Attack Art (1988 Stockwell Gallery), Metropolis Apocalypse (Supreme Trading 2008) Metal=Heavy and Twisted (Anita Durst Chashama 2009) and She is still herE (RMRS 2014). JohnnyV also organized the Beer Olympics, the largest underground pUnk Music festival on the East coast for five years in a row. JohnnyV can be contacted on either his personal Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/
Ned Lindsay is a master builder, musician and artist. He is a member of the band Damn Kids with former members of White Zombie, Action Swingers and Hammerbrain. He was a contributor to Boji for the Mentally Ill Fanzine and an artist in Attack Art. Metropolis Apocalypse and She is still herE.
Chris Caggiano, a legend in the New York punk scene and well known for his band Iconicide, began as publisher of Someplace Like Earth, Trading Post and The First Stone zines, and staff writer for Bad Newz. Iconicide has hosted over 100 members, and has ties to music groups as diverse as Plasmatics and the Fifth Dimension, and among his published works are the novelization of the post-apocalyptic comic book SickWorld! Aside from acting as performance coordinator for a number of JohnnyV's Art shows including Metropolis Apocalypse and She is still HerE, he continues to organize and host such concert series as Puke Island, the female fronted Punk showcase Iconicide Presents: A Witches' Night Out, and, alongside Chris Flash of the Shadow underground newspaper, the anniversary commemorations of the Tompkins Square Park Riots, which served as a harbinger for how drastically this vital and thriving lower and working class artistic community would change over the next twenty years.
Johnny Velardi or Ned Lindsay
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