The very first time I walked into Gallery 151 was its original pop up location on the Bowery. In the summer of 2011, I attended a show by graffiti artist legend Fab Five Freddy (Fred Brathwaite). It was a bare bones industrial feel space as they were there temporarily but they presented eye-popping art. At that time, I was still working in a museum and not writing for AF yet – now that feels like centuries ago. Fast forward two years later and on a balmy night last July 18th, Gallery 151 came back with a vengeance on West 18th Street. AF walked into a sleek, high end and very chic space for the group show The Least Orthodox Goddess. The show curated by Jasmine Wahi included nine artists that explored the core of the Goddess character as expressed in their contemporary art of various disciplines. Featured in the show were Goddess inspired pieces from: Anjali Bhargava, Peter Gronquist (who was reviewed by AF recently), Julie Heffernan, Swati Khurana, Leila Lal, L’OR, Divya Mehra, Wardell Milan, and Carrie Mae Rose. AF badass lens warrior, Max Noy, captured some scenes from the least orthodox gallery set up and the various denizens that came out to pay homage to art.
The Least Orthodox Goddess / On View: July 18 – August 31, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (11 am to 6 pm)
Gallery 151. 132 West 18th Street (btwn 6th & 7th Avenues) NYC, NY 10011
text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
photography by: Max Noy Photo