Several nights ago, AM attended the opening of FriendsWithYou’s “:)” show at the new location of The Hole Gallery. Neither the sweltering heat nor the torrential downpours from the flash thunderstorms could keep the masses of fans away that packed the house to see the first ever New York solo exhibition from the colorful Miami duo Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III who combine their collective happy vibes to form FWY. The pieces exhibited were as intricate as they were colorful and the work was crafted to give an interactive experiences to its viewers. Similar to their Rainbow City installation playground on the High Line (covered), viewers were delighted with all the good vibrations and happy culture they could absorb.
Another note is that the newly christened location of The Hole is a vast improvement over their previous location – with vaulted ceilings and excellent lighting, the space seems to be gearing up for larger and more serious shows. The venue will give owner Kathy Grayson a lot more chips to play when it come to exhibiting some of the big names we’ve heard are coming down the pipeline.
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