You know when you see a piece of art and all of a sudden it’s like you've jackknifed into the artist’s brain and feel like you’re being allowed to see things that you totally shouldn’t be and it’s kind of embarrassing but also really exciting? That’s how we felt today when Tiny Vices’ Tim Barber let us take an early look at his exhibition opening tomorrow at Partners & Spade in the East Village. The show features work by twelve TV artists (some are even FADER contributors!) as well as Barber himself, and showcases all fourteen TV Books titles as well as a limited edition poster series. The images, which range from incredibly childlike to deeply disturbing and sometimes even both at once, made us wish, among other things, that we’d spent our time in middle-school detention making a book called “Death Pits," instead of whatever we were actually doing. We all make mistakes. The exhibition runs at 40 Great Jones Street (between Lafayette and Bowery) this Saturday and Sunday between noon and 8pm. The full flyer is after the jump along with some more behind the scenes setup photos.
NYC: The Tiny Vices Exhibition
June 27, 2008