Laura Levine
East Village/LES Show at Varga Gallery in Woodstock, NY
posted: September 11, 2008
Madonna, NYC, 1982...
My 1982 portrait of Madonna taken for Interview Magazine will be part of what promises to be a huge retrospective of the East Village/Lower East Side art show which opens this weekend at the Varga Gallery in Woodstock.
Several of my early 80s photographic portraits will be included in show. This brings back fond memories the East Village gallery scene, where I made the rounds showing at the Fun Gallery, Pompeii, Danceteria, Helio Gallery, Bridgewater Gallery, Kraine Club and P.S. 122, among others.
EV/LES – A Retrospective
Saturday, September 13, 2008 – reception 6 – 9pm
through Sunday, October 5, 2008
Participating artists include: Rick Prol, Mark Kostabi, Scot Borofsky, Tuli Kupferberg, Laura Levine, David Sandlin, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Stefan Eins, Christy Rupp, FA-Q, Shalom, Arnold Mesches, Judy Glantzman, Art Guerra, Brian Gormley, Richard Hambelton , Jon Singer, Maggie Ens, Shalom Gorewitz, Anne Jepsen, Jim C., Paul McMahon, Kenichi Hiratsuka, Vee, Bronson Eden, Walter Robinson and many many others.

This Saturday, September 13th VARGA Gallery hosts an exhibit celebrating classic East Village and Lower East Side artists with an opening reception and party from 6 – 9pm. The festivities will feature live outdoor performances by Phoebe Legere, Studio Stu, Phil Void, Paul McMahon, and others.

VARGA Gallery
130 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York
Joey Ramone in his kitchen, NYC, 1982...
Tina Weymouth and Grandmaster Flash, NYC, 1981...
Steve Wacksman September 11, 2008
LL. you are the coolest! Wish I could be there; sounds like an absolutely fantastic show.
Bob Staake September 11, 2008
your photos always bring back such great memories, laura. good luck with the show.
Laura Levine September 11, 2008
Cool, Gary - I'll be sure to check out her work! Thanks Steve and Bob for the nice comments!
John Dykes September 11, 2008
Wow. Best of luck w the show!
laura t. September 11, 2008
looks like a fab show! makes me wish i had a car. hope it's an awesome time :)
Walter Vasconcelos September 11, 2008
1980, I was young... Beautiful photographic portraits. Laura, good luck with the show. Madonna will be here in Rio de Janeiro, December.
Chris Buzelli September 11, 2008
Very cool, Laura. SooJin and I will definitely check out the show. Have a great time.
Leo Espinosa September 12, 2008
small big stories in black and white... these pics are gold, Laura. Good luck with your show. Off to buy a gigantic 80s boombox!
Christoph Hitz September 13, 2008
I just got back from your opening in Woodstock. Sorry, I didn't spot you there in the large crowd that poured out to the street. Wild show.
Laura Levine September 14, 2008
Sorry I missed you Christoph. I didn't stay that late - what a zoo! (In a good way).