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A Black and White World at Black & White Gallery

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I asked an old-timer recently as a tease whether in her day the Fourth of July fireworks were in black and white. It’s only movies that used to be in black and white. The world has always been in color. But what if it weren’t?
That’s the premise of “A Black and White World,” an art exhibition that is paying homage to a 2005 film of the same name. Running from July 16 to August 8 at — where else? — the Black & White Gallery, on the ground floor of the The Chelsea Terminal Warehouse, 636 West 28th Street, the group show offers various artists’ wide-ranging interpretation of the theme.
Included here is the 1978 album cover of The Stranglers by the artist Eric White (!).
At 7 p.m. on July 16th, many of the artists will join Pesu and Fernando Mora in collaborating on creating a work of art before your eyes, using only black paint, blank ink and black markers on a wall panel eight feet high and eight feet wide. The resulting work of art, as well as the act of creating it, will be called “Light & Dark”. It’s sponsored by Yume (pronounced You May) — and you may see this for free.

Larry Levan, (Unisex), 2006
Larry Levan, (Unisex), 2006