"Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant," the Ninjasonik Vinyl-Sleeve Art Show, Opens June 3
It's a Tracy Morgan phrase turned Bushwick cops-are-coming party-mantra, and now Ninjasonik's nightly promise that "Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant" is the centerpiece of a Brooklyn art show. Last winter, the heavy-lidded King Cobra-rap trio, with the help of all-around creative guy Nick Chatfield-Taylor, sent out more than 60 copies of Ninjasonik's 12-inch vinyl single "Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant" to friends, artists, and collaborators. The request was simple enough: do whatever you want with the white sleeve.
The results have returned, many via Chatfield-Taylor's personal courier services, and will be displayed at the Front Street Galleries from June 3 through 25. The contributors list reads partly like a Bikes in the Kitchen guest list (Tod Seelie, Cinders Gallery's Sto, Japanther's Ian Vanek, Sleep When Dead's Joe Ahern, Woods' G. Lucas Crane, even our very own photo-assassin Rebecca Smeyne) and partly like a Brooklyn street art category menu (Faro, Swoon, Leon Reid Ivth, Ellis Gallagher, Tony Bones, Claw Money). And though the press release pledges a range of materials ("Sharpies and brushes, sewn with needles, covered in popsicle sticks and neon and Mardi Gras beads"), somebody must've thought to draw Tracy Morgan's face on a baby's head, right?
Full contributors' list Victor Vazquez Matt Furie Alani Cruz Maggie Lee Ben Robey Matt Hock BJ Warshaw Dustin Pilkington Ian Helwig Sam Friedman Fumie Ishii Tod Seelie Sto AVOID pi Matthew Jensen Chrissy Angliker Travis Moonschein Jordan Fish Griffin Creech Asa Kawano Alexander Heir Maxim Ryazanksy Rebecca Smeyne Jennifer Shear Josh Webman Jacob Septimus Rachelle Mintz Darkclouds Maggie Simpson A.P. Smith Soren Roi Dan Morris Greg Henderson Jason Faro Matt Reilly Ben Wolf Conrad Carlson Rambo Swoon Nick Kuszyk Ian Vanek Ryan Doyle Leon Reid IVth Scott Meyers Ellis Gallagher Andrew H. Shirley Rich Samis KR Jay Crider OZE 108 J. Rattlesnake Tony Bones Brock Fetch Darryl Nau Kristin Reger Mikey907 John Dessereau CLAW Money Evie Falci Nick Chatfield-Taylor G. Lucas Crane Joe Ahearn [Article]
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