Last Tuesday I met up with my homegirl Heather Sherman. Heather is in grad school right now at NYU so she makes a lot of art. When not making art in her studio she does things like go to Germany to shoot a vampire flick which she described to me as having “lots of blood and boobs”. She also dedicates community service hours to the city by doing things like getting a coffee with special people like yours truly at the Cake Shop on the Lower East Side. Here are some photos from our excursion:
We saw these old Asian ladies fighting outside which was rad. Then we walked down the street to Greene Contemporary Gallery where Heather works. The art on the walls was rad too. Everything that day was rad.
We left Greene Contemporary on the Lower East Side, grabbed a cab and headed over to NYU where Heather has her studio. Here is some really interesting work by other NYU students on display.
Okay, we made it up to Heather’s studio. This is her giving me the scoop on her latest work. Heather found old slides from a family that lived in New Jersey but moved to Florida I think. They had show dogs and also brandished the occasional fire arm on the front lawn. She has been projecting these slides into illustrations and creating her own dialogue/narrative to accompany the images of this mysterious family. For whatever reason, Heather has also been reading a lot about Adolf Hitler, his companionship with his dog and using such examples to illustrate how humans interact with domesticated pets.
Then we walked around looking at other art and also checking out the great view.
I saw this in the bathroom. Bathrooms that facilitate the brilliant minds of art students are always hilarious…
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