Wright Harvey, CEO of Sugarlift (photo courtesy of Sugarlift).
The Livestream Public space in East Wiliamsburg just got its first tenant in Sugarlift, an online art boutique that commissions and sells exclusive limited-edition prints from a seasonally rotating group of artists.
The challenge is always the same: how to translate the urgency, the lawlessness, the serendipity of discovery inherent in street art and graffiti into the gallery setting. For street artist/graffiti writer Elle, the answer lay in a collaboration with legendary street photographer Martha “Marty” Cooper, and the result is the excellent exhibition at East Williamsburg’s Mecka gallery, “Unextinguished.”
Last time we checked in with roving rave producers BangOn, they were blowing up a reproduction of the Titanic and using it as an inflatable slide. This time, they went with an Easter Island theme for a rager that started on Holy Saturday and went past sunrise on Easter Sunday (aka “4/20”).
Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.
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Sarah Gregory (L) and Christine Femia
The text in blue belongs to Sarah Gregory, one-fourth of the creative power behind The Gregory Brothers where she serves as the Director of Diversity (she’s the lone female). The Gregory Brothers make music and YouTube videos, and broke out with their “Auto-Tune the News” series. Watch the group’s videos on their two YouTube channels, Schmoyoho and The Gregory Brothers. Sarah lives in Greenpoint with her husband, Evan Gregory.
The text in gray belongs to her friend Christine Femia, who lives in East Williamsburg. Christine has contributed to Bust magazine and The Complete Guide to Everything podcast. She’s participating in the upcoming National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon.