Raid71: ‘The Popular Face of New York’ @ Bottleneck Gallery

Gallery Openings/Exhibitions

raid71 The Popular Face of New York

“Pop culture profoundly influences the identities of not only its consumers,
but also its real world referents.

The curate’s egg that is globalisation has scattered a billion Brooklyns,
Bronxes and Manhattans around the world. Each one is selectively shot, sung
or drawn with an agenda. When the world sees Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks finally
meet at the top of the Empire State Building with Manhattan spread out
before them like a celestial banquet, the city becomes as synonymous with
romance as Belle Époque Paris; when Kong climbs the same building to meet
his tragic fate, the city becomes a jungle in which the astounding and the
unique are forever doomed to be reduced to bloody spectacle; when Patrick
Bateman wends his sanguinary way through the antiseptic warrens of Wall
Street, the city becomes an icy skullscape where weakness is punishable by

With the exhibition ‘The Popular Face of New York’, I present an outsider’s
perspective on a city. For me, this is Scorsese’s city
– an abyss of vice, drugs and crime which echoes with the sound of
ricocheting bullets; it is Woody Allen’s city of introspection, ennui and
sexual paranoia; it is the only city in the world strong enough to survive a
million celluloid obliterations; it is a postmodern diorama in which Top Cat
and Vito Corleone can coexist on the same block.” -Raid71

Opening Reception: Friday, March 15th from 7pm to 10pm

Online Sales Begin Saturday, March 16th ~ 12 noon est (9am PDT) HERE.

Sneak Peek:

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