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I made canvas of discs that once hung at the infamous Black Party dance event held at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC.
There must have been 40 reflective discs lining the balcony at Roseland Ballroom this particular Black Party. They were decoration for the 2005 dance event. The five discs I painted were gifts from the Impresario of the Black Party himself. He knew I liked painting repurposed materials and I’d mentioned I was struck by them and their potentials as canvas. I hope I served his trust well. Below are four of those five painted discs.
Mom on one arm, Dad/Son on the other. Hairy all over.
This is of fella sitting, cigarette in mouth, knees to chest. Four additional figures are indicated behind him.
At the center of an organic peephole is a scene of earth, life, sun, sky.
Fireworks over a summer boardwalk.
Sad news, Roseland was demolished in 2014. Good news, my Impresario friend saved the dance floor from being discarded and has it in storage in a New Jersey warehouse at the present time (9/12/2016). While it’s fate is unknown, it will always be my historic favorite dance floor of all time. Perhaps no floor on earth has had more honest energy and life embued in it than Roseland’s. I definitely contributed my share.