According to artist Gary Baseman's bio: “Mr. Baseman's work is Surreal. Innocent. Lustful. Honest. Everywhere.” Not to mention “Enjoyed. By. Seven. Year. Olds.” For the opening of “La Noche de la Fusion,” expect “a Carnivalesque festival celebrating the beauty of the bittersweetness of life,” with dancers in costume designed by Basemen, plus custom-made silk banners and lanterns made in Thailand. You can meet his new character, the Enlightened Chou, which Baseman describes as resembling “my ChouChou character, only he has three more ChouChou heads on top of his head. It's all part of fusing these different cultures and ideas together.” See interpretations of the Enlightened Chou by artists from Thailand, India, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and other Americans. Oh, and new paintings, too. Guests are encouraged to come in costume as their “true fantastic self.”
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 2. Continues through May 23, 2009
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