A few weeks ago I went to Macaulay Culkin’s art gallery opening. Because when you are invited to Macauly’s art show you go.
Here’s a little rundown of how the evening unfolded: Because I was press I got to cut the entire line (fabulous) and I walked down dark stairs to a quiet underground. An empty room with a few reporters and surprisingly the singing sensation Har Mar Superstar was there as well as Ed Westick from Gossip Girl.The Le Possion Rouge on Bleecker Street was filled with two types of people. The types of people who were cool, and the types of people who though they were cool. Questionably I found myself not applying to either of the categories. Mac was as sweet as can be introduced himself to me
(and may or may not have possibly offered to smoke a cigarette with me.) The art was amazing. Brilliant in fact, whimsical, smart, colorful, and ironic. My favorites included a portrait of Kurt Cobain sitting in Starbucks trying to hack into the “deep web.” As well as the painting of bears and dogs sitting around a table playing poker. As the night went one the music changed from light jazz, and indie rock, to 1980s pop and rock and roll, and the art gallery ended and turned into a big dance party within the blink of an eye.
Now a bit about the art: The Gallery at LPR is proud to present an opening party for the world premiere art exhibition titled Leisure Inferno, by 3MB Collective: Macaulay Culkin, Toby Goodshank, Adam Green, on September 13th from 6:30-9:30pm. Working in a truly collaborative style, 3MB takes the phrase “art collective” seriously. These works are collectively rendered. This is not a group show. These paintings are pulled from the collective consciousness of the individuals and their shared — though often separate — experiences. Though they work without a formula, Toby Goodshank explains their process saying, “We all attack the canvas simultaneously.” Adam Green elaborates that these works are born from “surreal, cartoony, and post-modern ideas that were floating around, and we didn’t feel ashamed to illustrate them, as though we were playing a game together.”The result of this collaboration is Leisure Inferno, the world premiere art exhibition from 3MB Collective. The paintings here pull from, as Macaulay Culkin explains, “the iconography of our youth.” The art ofLeisure Inferno finds the humor in life, in the strange juxtapositions that come from collective consciousness. It’s an embracing of the divide in American culture between sloth and frenzy, passive consumption and fanatic hysteria, high brow and low brow.”