6:00 – 9:00 pm
127 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10013 (map)
Christopher Henry Gallery proudly presents VES PITTS: MEOW. This is the gallery’s 3rd solo show of the New York based photographer. Pitts is known for his keen eye for capturing the most unusual and intriguing of personalities on the New York, New Orleans, London and Paris underground scene; including burlesque acts, performance artists, the erotic, and Gay subculture which the artist has documented over the past 18 years.
Pitts is known primarily for his still photography. This exhibit delves deeper into the psychology of some of Pitts’ favorite subject. MEOW features a large scale video projection called ALTARS, a dynamic collaboration with Joe E. Jeffreys. ALTARS is a series of video segments of assorted personalities, the subjects were left alone in a room and filmed before a mirror, interacting solely with their own reflection. The performers undergo a transformation as they put on make-up, get dressed/undressed, and into character(s.) Featured performers include Rose Wood, Penny Arcade, Nicholas Gorham, Inbred Hybrid Collective, Gerry Visco, and many more.
A series of photo books will also be available for sale, including “Diamond Whorehouse” the latest and largest ever compilation Pitts has authored to date.
After-Party at “My Chiffon Is Wet” at Eastern Bloc, 505 East 6th Street bet. Aves. A and B. No Cover. Starting at 10pm until Late.