Gothamist ran this post about our new show yesterday. The Wonderpuss Octopus opening was a great success and there are many more photos to follow.
Formerly Frat-tastic Superdive Reopens As Temporary Gallery Tonight
Remember that bar in the East Village, Superdive? The one that finally closed down after months of keggers, all-you-can-drink Champagne Tuesdays, and untold crowds of underage drinkers? Well now, in an unexpected twist of fate, the space that was once home base for beer pong aficionados is getting a dose of straight-up culture, and it’s happening tonight.
Arts organization AD Projects has put together a rotating exhibition at the former Superdive space, where they’re featuring objects by various New York artists displayed on a pedestal in the empty storefront, and a series of Friday-night performances they’re calling SUPERDARK. The whole shebang is supposed to “transform Superdive into a reliquary for contemporary artifacts,” though we’re also just curious to see if they managed to get the smell of PBR out from the floorboards. Based on the sneak peek we got from the pictures above, it actually looks possible.
The exhibit, which runs all through May, is a joint venture between Community Board 3, which has long called for Superdive’s demise, No Longer Empty is part of the Art in Empty Spaces project, in which empty storefronts are turned into galleries. Tonight’s installment features rhinestone-loving Brooklyn-based artist Wonderpuss Octopus. Check AD Project’s blog for more information on upcoming artists and events, and remember, this time they’ll be checking IDs at the door.