"SECOND SMILE" via The Hole Gallery

NYC still delivers fabulous fringe activity and underground art that swells with psychodrama and surrealism.

There is always something hella-cool over at The Hole, NYC’s most frontline gallery.  Even during the sickening Wuhan Virus swirl of death and disruption, the Hole always manages to showcase life-affirming art. Featuring a rogue clutch of 30-plus artists, the happily and aptly named “Second Smile” exhibit is now live — a tour-de-force chorus of cool art and raucous voices full of fierce verve and viral fire. Daredevil Curator Kathy Grayson once again delivers a delightful, immersive (virtual) spectacle featuring artists like Aaron Adam Parker Smith and Alexander Harrison, etc.

This otherworldly domain of visual ecstasy and surrealist jumble explores new modes of figuration, abstraction and multi-layered weirdness. 

Ultra-mind bending and undeniably manic, this range of art was carefully engineered and organized for the Great 2020 Quarantine. Adhering to the always annoying, new normal ‘social distancing’ routine (in our new age of WTF solipsism and self-isolation), the Hole has physically closed its doors but virtually opened its interior to a nocturnal, eccentric, anarchic, anti-establishment, cosmopolitan and cultist blowout. The show is bold, sublime, sexed up and psychic.