:) FriendsWithYou

Curator and The Hole Founder, Kathy Grayson outside her newly
relocated space at 312 Bowery on the Lower Eastside, NY,
June 9, 2011
On the hottest day of the summer, the hottest curator on the downtown scene, Kathy Grayson, presented THE HOLE at it’s new address, 312 Bowery, with the first New York solo exhibition by Miami duo FriendsWithYou entitled :)   FriendsWithYou filled out the new and improved gallery space with a whole host of smiling faces and an interactive, experiential wonderland of “pop-straction.”

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Native Shoes and a one-off Native pop-up shop will remain open in The Hole’s bookshop for the run of the show.  Anybody who was somebody who wasn’t in Venice got a complimentary pair of limited supply Native ‘rubber’ kicks.  Kenny Scharf, Carlo McCormick, E.V.Day, Taboo! and a  bunch of downtown denizens  lined-up single file hoping to make the cut.

Anthony Haden-Guest at The Hole sporting his new Natives.