Thursday, October 18, 2007

Before and After

One of my favorite people, painter/musician/hat maker Sue Havens is part of new group show opening in New York this weekend. The show "If Then Else End If" runs from October 20 - November 24, 2007 at the Postmasters Gallery on 459 west 19th street between 9 and 10 Avenues.

The show is a collaboration-slash-homage to performance artist Kristin Lucas. On October 5, 2007 Kristin Lucas succeeded in legally changing her name from Kristin Sue Lucas to Kristin Sue Lucas. In Alameda County Court, the presiding judge who granted the request said:

"So you have changed your name to exactly what it was before in the spirit of refreshing yourself as though you were a web page."

The show features new works by the "new" Lucas, shown alongside a series of portraits of Kristin Lucas before and after her name change. Conceptual goodness!