You won’t find any coy young things in Katrina del Mar’s new show Girls Girls Girls. The photographer and filmmaker, who has been compared to Kenneth Anger, is known for documenting women (often her badass friends from the Lower East Side) who are lean, mean, and seriously tattooed. Her short film “Gang Girls 2000,” about rival gangs of women in the city, starring Kari Krome of the Runaways and the performance artist Kembra Pfahler, earned del Mar acclaim as a rising artist to watch. Continuing her exploration of tough-as-nails women, her new show at Participant Inc. includes a clip from her short film “Surf Gang,” handmade covers for pulp-fiction paperbacks (one is titled Wild Girl of Brooklyn), and photographs of women—flashing knives, flashing brass knuckles, flashing breasts—who don’t like to play nice.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: Jan. 24. Continues through Feb. 17, 2013