Our friend (and future artist series artist) Carlos is involved in a sort of gallery opening/record shop/pop-up shop in NY that opens tomorrow in Brooklyn. Carlos and his friends are on some next level stuff. Go check the shop/gallery out if you're in New York. We made them some shirts based on the flyer art done by Carlos. They are only available at the Psychedelic Summer/RARE Gallery exhibit starting tomorrow. Next Tuesday we will be releasing a small run of the T's on shop.obeyclothing.com as well.
Art Show & Record Shop
Curated byÂ CMRTYZ
June 24 - July 24
! This Thursday !
June 24, 6-9 PM
Featuring Performances by
The Beets &Â The Babies
547 W 27 Street | No. 514
New York New York 10001
RARE Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition and independent record shop curated by Seattle-based collaborative studio CMRTYZ.Â Including original artwork by John Malta, C.M. Ruiz, Cassie Ramone, and Matthew Volz,Â Psychedelic Summerpromises to be this season's weirdest happening.Â Stocked with vinyl, limited editions, and assorted lo-fi merch by Bachelor, Captured Tracks, CMRTYZ, Family Time, Floridas Dying, Goner, HoZac, Psychic Lunch, Vice, and others, the shop will occupy RARE from June 24 to July 24.Â The Beets andÂ The Babies perform on opening night, Thursday, June 24.
Psychedelic Summer brings together artists from around the country who share a commitment to the resurgent lo-fi music scene.Â Characterized by a strong DIY punk ethos, all of the work in this show maintains the grittiness and dreamy quality of the lo-fi music that inspires it.
John Malta presents an installation entitledÂ Moldy Oldies, a wildly colorful, yet dingy basement scene of monsters, video-game consoles, and artifacts of teenage angst constructed from found materials.
Cassie Ramone's tabletopÂ shrine to Pop Americana is an eerie tribute to life on the road, informed by years of touring around the country with her bandÂ Vivian Girls.Â Also included in the show are a selection of Ramone's hand-drawn copies of theÂ The Village Voice classified ads.
As the official artist forÂ The Beets,Â Matthew Volz creates a new tapestry as a backdrop for each of the band's shows.Â Volz will debut two brand new works on fabric atÂ Psychedelic Summer, and 50 of his customizedÂ t-shirts will be available in the record shop.
C.M. Ruiz works with Xerox and pen, creating bold, abrasive, black & white collages in the tradition of the first punk zines and flyers.Â In addition to producing original framed pieces for the exhibition, Ruiz constructed and designed theÂ Psychedelic Summer record store installation with collaborator, co-curator, and CMRTYZ head honchoÂ Ty Ziskis.
The artists participating inÂ Psychedelic Summer will be featured in a limited edition newsprint zine designed by Ruiz.Â Copies will be available at RARE and atÂ Oak in Williamsburg and Manhattan.
Afterparty at L'asso NYC, 192 Mott Street.