Spend a Couple Minutes »Leigh Ledare: You Are Nothing To Me. You Are Like Air

leigh ledare rivington armsYou might remember Leigh Ledare from his book, Pretend You're Actually Alive, recommended right here on Brix Picks. Now you can see his solo show of new work at Rivington Arms.

A continuation of his complex (to say the least) relationship with his mother, Tina, his work is still unnerving, risque, and even funny at times. In the back room runs a video of his mother's home made, unedited spanking movie she made with friends. People generally seemed squeamish in the face of the pornish goings on, but there are some priceless and funny moments too. His photos also seem to have more whimsy than before.

We went, braving a “scene” for the opening night and it was absolutely packed, so yay Leigh! But the space is small, so it made it difficult to looks at most of the work with any inspection. The gallery doesn't have hours posted on their site, but common gallery hours probably apply, so head over during the day when things are likely to be much less intensely crowded.

And since you only have one more day to shop there, I am including the Target Bodega pop up shops with this entry. In fact, you can make a day of it and go to Leigh's show then head right next door to the Target Bowery location.

Cute Sigerson Morrison shoes, some decent clothes (though nothing swayed me to buy) and a really tempting plethora of beauty products, there's a lot for the ladies here, but don't expect a mirror (the one major complaint I kept hearing) and the dressing room lines can be a headache. Don't totally overlook the home goods either. The ten dollar towels are really plush and soft.

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Posted on September 15, 2008

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