Thursday, September 26, 2013

No Wave Art Show Hits Woodstock

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM


A select swath of readers may know that I’ve been lucky enough to play in the Chrome Cranks with the god-like drummer Bob Bert on and off for the past 20 years. I’ve actually known Bob for nearly 30 years; we first met in 1986 when he was in Pussy Galore, the band he joined not long after he left Sonic Youth. But not enough folks know that Bob’s talents also extend to the visual arts (a painter and silk screener, he once worked for Andy Warhol’s Factory). Hopefully, though, the inclusion of several of his pieces in “No Wave Heroes,” a group artists show that opens at Woodstock’s Ai Earthling Gallery with a reception this week, will change that.

Also featured in “No Wave Heroes” are works by Contortions/Bush Tetras guitarist Pat Place and writer and Mudd Club doorman Richard Boch, as well as a screening of underground filmmaker Tommy Turner’s new opus, The Black Knights of Skillman , and a trailer for Where Evil Dwells, Turner’s collaboration with the late David Wojnarowicz.

Here’s some hot footage of Bob Bert performing with Lydia Lunch’s Retrovirus, a band that’s set to pay its second visit to Europe starting in November:

“No Wave Heroes” is on view at Ai Earthling Gallery at Ye Olde Hippie Shoppe of Woodstock through November 24. Opening receptions take place on October 4 and 5 from 4pm to 7pm. For more information, call (845) 679-2650 or visit

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