Dan Gosch Art Opening — POP Emporium
For my first one-man show in 23 years I’ve burrowed through my archives to come up with paintings and drawings going back as far as 1970, to hang alongside new work that might actually still be wet.
The show opens May 20th at the Emporium of Popular Culture (POP), 219 West Park St, Providence, RI. I’m pushing the 20th more as a night out rather than the wine and crackers event you might be used to. Kind of like a party with live entertainment. And the entertainment?
That would be The Upper Crust, the world’s first (and possibly last) 18th century “rocque and roll” band in powdered wigs. Fronted by the twin guitar aristocrats Lord Bendover and the Duc d’Istortion, the Upper Crust have appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and opened for Aerosmith.
On May 20th the gallery and vintage shop POP Emporium will open at 1pm, but starting at around 7pm there’s a $13 cover charge for the band, as well as a cash bar. The band has a pretty devoted following — it’s not inconceivable that it could sell out. Go for tickets here. The Gosch show runs through June 18th (poster says 11th?) Fridays through Sundays. (POP is only open those three days.) Mr. Gosch adds this kind invitation;
If late-night isn’t your thing, or you just want to beat the cover charge, by all means stop in before 7pm, I’ll be there.
(Last January we wrote about Gosch’s famous “faces” murals with memories of 70’s era Leo’s.)
Gosch Opening & Upper Crust show, 7pm, Saturday, May 20, POP Emporium, 219 West Park Street, (directions)