About The Gallery at LPR:
After its first three years year of vastly successful music programming in (Le) Poisson Rouge’s main space, the venue is being recognized anew for its adjacent fine art gallery, aptly named The Gallery at LPR, which has already hosted exhibits by artists including Chuck Close, Devorah Sperber, Ofri Cnaani, Itamar Jobani, and David Ellis.
Operating independently from the main performance space, The Gallery at LPR affords established and emerging artists alike the opportunity to transcend the traditional art viewing setting and hours whilst providing exposure to larger and constant interdisciplinary art crowds. With this, The Gallery is ushering in a new and exciting way for patrons to experience fine art, tearing down the facade of the traditional art viewing milieu.
October 27th 2015 – January 22nd 2016
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book artist and an indie-rock musician. Beginning with homemade cassettes in the late 90s, and moving on to touring the world and releasing albums since 2001, Jeffrey’s music career has included sharing bills and tours with the likes of The Vaselines, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Devo, Pulp and many other luminaries.
Rough Trade Records is about to release Jeffrey’s seventh album (Manhattan, out October 30th, 2015) and this event precedes an evening time (separate admission) record release performance by Jeffrey Lewis and Los Bolts.
As The Comics Journal recently wrote in an extensive piece about Jeffrey, “With equal passion and perhaps greater technical acumen, Lewis has pursued comics. At times, the singer’s visual art comes tied to his music. He designs extravagant album covers and liner-notes, generally for himself and occasionally for peers. In concert, for certain songs, Lewis will exchange his guitar for a large, battered sketchbook, accompanying his lyrics with crayon-and-marker illustrations. Yet the bulk of Lewis’s life in comics is far removed from stage or record. For 18 years, he has been sporadically working on a book about Watchmen. Most significantly, since 2004, Lewis has published Fuff (né Guff), a floppy comic book that recently reached issue #11. Fuff is crafted in the variety show mold, with issues including travelogues, superhero spoofs, and self-deprecating sex memoirs, among other things. All pieces are written and drawn by Lewis, who applies the exacting grace of somebody who spent too much time in his bedroom during adolescence.”
“Landfill Indie” celebrate’s Jeffrey’s long and varied career and the amazing artwork he’s created along the way.
Chris Mendoza “A Point of View” – September 16th – October 22nd, 2015
Lori Ordover “Urban Iconography” – May 13th – August 13th, 2015
Alexander Kaletski “Inspirations” – January 29th – April 28th, 2015
John Lurie: The other side of The Great Wall of Fuck – September 9th 2014 – November 30th, 2014
Kate Casanova: Ornament – March 19th – June 16th 2014
Jonathan Auch: APOSTASY – November 6th-March 10th, 2013
The Gallery at LPR: HIGHLIGHTS – June 7th – November 6th, 2013
Leah Yerpe: Stellify – March 7 – June 6, 2013
3MB: Macaulay Culkin, Adam Green, and Toby Goodshank: “Leisure Inferno” – September 14, 2012 – March 4, 2013
Cedric Smith: “Cache-Misere” – September 24th, 2010 – December 28th, 2010
Alexander Kaletski: “Life of the Party” – June 22nd, 2010 – September 7th, 2010
David Ellis: Recollect – November 10, 2009 – December 2009
Itamar Jobani: “Tectonic Collisions” – May 27, 2009 – October10, 2009
Ofri Cnanni: “A Tale of Ends – January 21, 2009 – April 13, 2009
Chuck Close and Devorah Sperber: “Through the Looking Glass: Image and Process Deconstructed” – September 23, 2008 – December 9, 2008