This Friday, Asia Song Society--the Chinatown gallery owned by the artist Terrence Koh, enticingly poised between relative obscurity and big-league notoriety--will hold a reception for its upcoming show, titled Open Sesame (The Blue Floor Show). The exhibition was curated by Tim Barber, the creator of tinyvices and a photographer whose portfolio includes work for T Magazine, MUSE, and lookbooks for Stella McCartney, Opening Ceremony and Nike.
Barber's selection for Open Sesame features works by Andrew Kuo, Aurel Schmidt, Matt Keegan, Ryan McGinley and Sam Falls--a diverse collection of photographers, painters, and multimedia artists, perhaps united only by their young age and refreshingly hip sensibilities. Asia Song Society is indubitably an ideal arena for these artists to be displayed; Sandra Ballentine of T Magazine describes the gallery (or "pop-up art store") as a "gritty space" whose openings attract "good-looking, art-loving hipsters who cluster on the sidewalk for a smoke." Indeed, Terrence Koh may very well be changing the art-world paradigm by pushing the scene further downtown and harvesting a young and decidedly newer crowd.
The reception for Open Sesame (The Blue Floor Show) will be held from 7-9pm on Friday, July 15th. Asia Song Society is located at 45 Canal Street, New York NY. Visit the ASS website for more information.