Sunday, March 8, 2009

Erin Finley "BERLIN"

Downtown Art + Sound is proud to present Berlin by  Erin Finley.
Finley is a visual artist working in drawing and painting. She has exhibited at galleries in Canada and the United States including MOCCA (Toronto), CBGB’s (Manhattan), Femina Potens (San Francisco), Loop Gallery (Toronto), Gallery 180 (Chicago), Lennox Contemporary (Toronto), Gallery 1313 (Toronto), Project Spaceman (Brooklyn), Nickel Arts Museum (Calgary), and Lula Lounge (Toronto). Her academic research on contemporary art has been presented at the McCord Museum, Brock University, McGill University, Université du Québec a Montréal, University of British Columbia, State University of New York, University of Ottawa, and the American Popular Culture Association. Previous bodies of work have focused on the beautiful and the abject in the bawdy realms of professional wrestling, punk music, and pornography.

 The late and little-known Nadia Nefariously was a punk performer whose sole album, 1978’s 
Cinderacula, was inspired by Lou Reed. She and Reed were lovers for a short while, their affair a tumultuous but creative one, spawning several pieces of music for Reed also.
Berlin is a sentimental look back at their star-cross’d story which started here, among Queen Street’s historic nightclubs, when – as legend has it – Nadia Nefariously put out her cigarette in Lou Reed’s back. It was love at first sight.

Please join us for the opening night party on  Tuesday March 17, at 7:00pm at the Rivoli, upstairs in the Lounge. DTA+S is also pleased to have Guest Dj's - DJ Gay and DJ OBGYN!