Photos by G. Art by Justin Vivian Bond.
Is there anything that Justin Vivian Bond does not do? Singer, performer, queer rights activist, visual artist and the list goes on! “The Fall of the House of Whimsy” at Participant Inc. in Manhattan is Justin Vivian Bond’s first solo exhibit. The exhibit consists of paintings, photographs and installations incorporating elements of Bond’s former 2nd Avenue loft, which is about to be torn down. The opening night reception was a blast as it felt like being invited over to Justin’s house for one of those legendary parties that you read about in the papers the next day. Different areas of the gallery had different areas of an apartment and it was great to see party goers interacting with the art.
If you are a fan of Justin’s work (and how could you not be? Justin is incredibly talented), you will love this exhibit. “The Fall of the House of Whimsy” by Justin Vivian Bond is showing at Participant Inc (located at 253 East Houston Street) in New York through December 18, 2011. There are other “Whimsy” events including performances and installations so check out Justin Vivian Bond’s official site for more details.