- Press Release by Nicole Gordon
RAE BK: The RAE Show
PROLIFIC ARTIST RAE CONFINES HIMSELF
TO LIVING INSIDE A NYC STOREFRONT
FOR NEARLY A MONTH DURING HIS LATEST POP UP EXHIBITION ‘THE RAE SHOW’
A window display into a world where collaborative performance art meets the avant-garde work of RAE.
Brooklyn artist, painter and assemblage sculptor, RAE (aka RAE BK) will be confined to living inside the windows of his unique 'storefront stage' in Manhattan's Lower East Side, opening at 3:00pm on Oct. 31st through November 22, 2017 at 130 Allen St., NYC.
“The RAE Show” will feature a continuous look at an artist at work, at life and at times.... asleep in his own bed. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for about a month the public will be able to view RAE in eccentric headdress disguises, creating sketches, painting, drawing on the walls and banging away at sculptures made of found materials. The line between the process of making art and performance art will be completely blurred, inside a space only RAE could dream up.
The second component to “The RAE Show”, will be the performers and NY-centric characters joining him periodically throughout his stay. Animals, musicians, DJs, bizarre performers, and people doing mundane things will simultaneously occupy space within this “street-level theatre”, creating unusual juxtapositions RAE has long envisioned. This continuous cycle of art and life will play out live to an audience of New Yorkers as they pass by as well online to viewers worldwide as it’s live-streamed to Youtube.
RAE’s murals, paste-ups, stickers and found object sculptures affixed to poles and other site-specific locations, can be found worldwide, in places like Ethiopia, Berlin and Los Angeles. For regular updates about THE RAE SHOW schedule, check out Instagram @rae_bk or www.rae-bk.com