ART & THERAPY: BLONDEY MCCOY’S “US AND CHEM” EXPO
Being a terrific skater, instrumental Palace stalwart, inspiring creative director and philanthropist just won’t cut it for Blondey McCoy. He happens to make touching works of art too. For what is now already his fifth solo show, titled “Us and Chem”, which opened last night in SoHo, the prolific and prodigious artist introspectively explores the use of art as his personal therapy.
“Us and Chem” features 13 new Blondey McCoy works on mirror plus a special spin painting (splashed at a canvas on a spinning platform) created with a little-known backwater artist called Damien Hirst (okay!), whom he met during a visit to Hirst’s acclaimed Palazzo Grassi Venice expo “Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable”. To call this collaboration a real feat is putting it truly lightly.
“Beautiful, Chemically Imbalanced” – Blondey McCoy and Damien Hirst
“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Lorazepam”
Blondey McCoy has been refreshingly candid about his own struggles with mental illness in the past, and this show is the cathartic fruit of his continued efforts to deal with what’s going on inside. The result is a beautiful collage of the artist’s past and present merging in UV-printed personal photography and texts that reflect whoever happens to be standing in front of them. And I strongly suggest you go do just that.
“Us and Chem”
July 27 – August 27
6-10 Lexington Street
Monday – Sunday: 10-6pm.