Nina Cristante is an artist, autodidactic nutritionist, Aquarius and my best friend. Had it not been for a mutual friend linking us during her temporary stay in NYC seven months back, I may’ve never been introduced to the full spectrum of her work. Just a subtle trail of digital breadcrumbs. Slow-mo-promo. A whisper, a wink, a bikini body meme. A deliberately ambiguous website hosting austere at-home workout videos and fragments of clients’ food diaries.
FREE body-hair modifications, Hair cuts, Fades, Do’s-for-a-day, Wigs-on-loan, Weaves, Small dye jobs, Body shaving, Armpit augmentation, Special requests encouraged!
THE BROWN BEAR IS OPEN / October 28-December 11, 2010
Wednesday – Saturday each week.
Wed, Fri, Sat, 12-6pm / Thursdays, 2-8pm
OPENING / October 28, 2010, 6-8pm
RECESS activities, inc.
41 Grand St. (ground floor)
New York, NY, 10013
A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard will begin two months of work at Recess as part of its signature program, Session. Recess invites artists in Session to use its storefront space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. During their first public collaboration, Burns and Hubbard will adapt Recess into a working installation that will intentionally conflate the hair and art salon. They consider the salon a site for public engagement. The Brown Bear is a space to gather, exchange ideas and generate personal aesthetics; a site to collectively explore, what does it look like? During public hours, visitors may come in to receive free body-hair modifications and add to the dialogue surveying the paradigms of appearance.
The artists will be on site to provide DROP-IN hair requests on Thursdays and Fridays.
By APPOINTMENT ONLY on Saturdays. No do’s done on Wednesdays.
ALL WELCOME EVERYDAY.
For more information and performance schedule visit Recess.