Thanksgiving.

The 22 folks will be busy the next two days expanding their waistlines, and we’re giving them the days off to focus on this noble gastronomic endeavor.

We’ll be returning Friday with Video Weekend, and a special short version of The Week/Weekend. Enjoy your holidays and THANK YOU for being faithful readers and supporters of The 22.

AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: VACATION TILL SEPT 11th.


Even Santa needs a vacation.

We’ll  be kicking sand (and doing a little research down South)  for the next week but check back for fantastic new stuff around Sept 11th along with the offical VOL II contributors announcement!

In meantime, there’s a hellah ton of  great shows this week as the art scene launches their respective creative rockets. Check them out.

Bathers: Mary Henderson @LyonsWier

Mary Henderson
Bathers
Exhibition Dates: May 12 – June 11, 2011
Artist’s Reception: Thursday May 12th, 2011 6-8PM
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-6PM Gallery Address: 542 West 24th Street Nearest Subway: C, E exit 23rd @ 8th Ave. Contact: Michael Lyons Wier

“Be a good craftsman; it won’t stop you from being a genius.” -Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Lyons Wier Gallery is proud to present Bathers by Mary Henderson.

Bathers, is Henderson’s newest group of hyper-real sociological oil paintings derived from found web images, focusing on a particular cultural experience – in this case, the ‘summer retreat’. Her paintings are based on vacation photos and snapshots of Americans engaged in the long-standing, class-specific summer ritual of departing the city and suburbs for shore and lake houses during the summer season. The images explore the contradictory nature of these escapes – both their sensory pleasures and their accompanying feelings of isolation, dislocation and wistfulness. (READ FULL PRESS RELEASE)