Just Do Art! Week of Feb. 6, 2013
ART@TEKSERVE: NYC STREET POP
One good character, chronicling countless others: For over 30 years, Ken Brown has been biking around town, making short films and taking photos featuring “only in New York” moments. Known for his postcards and graphics that were ubiquitous in the 1980s East Village, Brown’s photo work captures some of the city’s colorful citizens as they interact with ads plastered on walls, store window displays and the subway system. The end result? Brown’s wry, often comedic juxtaposition of famous things and fabulous beings produces a combined image that’s every bit as iconic as the famous landmarks (such as Coney Island) he holds so dear. Now, in celebration of their 25th anniversary on 23rd Street, Apple reseller and service provider Tekserve is presenting a collection of Brown’s films, photos “and other fun stuff” as part of their ongoing Art@Tekserve series. The “NYC Street Pop” exhibition will be shown throughout the store — and a Tekserve-produced 2013 calendar featuring Ken Brown’s photographs will be available, free with any purchase, while supplies last.
Free. Through Feb. 24, at Tekserve (119 W. 23rd St., btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.). Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-8pm, Sat., 11am-7pm & Sun., 11am-7pm.