Luxe on the LES


Gallerist Stephan Stoyanov (whom I think is terrific in both personality and taste) has moved his gallery Luxe from a tiny spot on the LES to a big spot. Now at 29 Orchard Street between Canal and Hester, the gallery has an upstairs three times as big as the old and a basement gallery to boot. The current group exhibit features Marie Maillard upstairs with two video projections entitled Wall (detail above). The work is part of the Alliance Française Crossing the Line festival.


The opening show last night also featured an exhibit in a bus parked outside. The work, “Cell Spectacular,” by Gabriela Galvan represented gametes via crochet and various yard sale materials. I liked the repurposed magnetic skating toy with sink strainer and push pins in the starring X-Rated roles (see photo at right). Stoyanov’s favorite puppeteer of his childhood Bulgaria, Hristina Hristova, gave a performance of crochet dolls getting down. It was a hoot.

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