WINTER COZY: PERFORMANCES AND FURNITURE AT AMERICAN MEDIUM
It’s easy to feel nocturnal in New York's winter when the sun starts to drop in the sky before 5 pm. Warm intimate gatherings feel especially necessary during these cold dark months, and thankfully, American Medium, now in Chelsea, has organized “Winter Sessions,” a program of readings, screenings, and performances happening three nights a week until February 3, 2018.
Furniture by Will Stewart has transformed the gallery into a cozy living room-like salon for the duration of the series. Stewart’s work, made entirely from recycled and salvaged materials, is marked by natural textures like wood, marble, and coarse fibers. His seats, benches, lamps, and coffee tables have endowed the space with a casual sophistication for the varied program that’s so far ranged from to live ceramic jewelry-making (Bunny Lampert) and body paint and snakes (OTK2) to a sexy sax noise set (PAUL) to a Butoh-influenced meditation on caretaking (gage of the boone).
Ongoing until the first week of February, Thursdays feature a reading series curated by Adrienne Herr and L.A. Warman (ALIGNMENT), Fridays an experimental film series programmed by Lorenzo Gattorna and Mary Ancel (Folds of Existence), and Saturdays a performance series presented by the community-run queer art and party space the Spectrum and its co-founder gage of the boone (Nocturnal Sub.missions). The next to weeks’ program includes readings by Maya Martinez and manuel arturo abreu and performances by #POZSIPOZSI/FREEMEATCOUPON and MarinaObamaWitch.
“Winter Sessions” runs Thursday through Saturday until February 3rd, at American Medium in New York City.
Photography by Whitney Mallett, Natasha Gornick, and Victor Jeffreys.