Gallery Hanahou is becoming one of my favorite hidden little corners of sunshine in the big city. Nestled in a great building with a very classic New York City lobby and awesome catwalk hallways that look into offices, it's on the seventh floor behind a locked door (hint: press the buzzer with the glitter star on it). So while it's not the easiest place to find, it's worth seeking out.
We went to a fun plush show last December and returned for the Chris Long illustration show “This if Fun” which is up until the end of the month. The center of the room is taken up by a little table, just for kids to make their own pieces of art that hang alongside Long's joyfully innocent acrylic delights. Reminiscent of children's books from the sixties, but also thoroughly modern, he depicts kids having fun: climbing?up tree house ladders, feeding their favorite pony, playing dress-up in over sized clothes and, in my favorite of the bunch, having a pirate-themed birthday party.
Bright in color and feeling, the title of this show couldn't be more apt.