Priscilla Wilson's New York's Hottest Club is...
Gallery1988's hottest show is Is This Thing On #2 Too. Located at their new Melrose gallery since Friday, this Saturday Night Live fan art showcase was put together by former rapper Hot Karl, and it has everything. The cat version of Ryan Gosling, guys dancing in red tracksuits, sculptures of Chris Farley's disembodied head, a guy who looks like Buckwheat from The Little Rascals singing love songs, tiny hands, the Schweddiest Balls you've ever seen, and enough paintings of Stefon to line the interior of your windowless party van. And what's that? It's art based on nearly every Saturday Night Live sketch we've ever loved with only a few omissions (like Colon Blow and Schmitts Gay).
Our 25 favorite works from Is This Thing On #2 Too are collected below, and each one links to the purchasing page if you want to pick up any of these before they're sold out. Thanks to Popped Culture for the heads up.
Rob Loukotka's We're on a Mission from God
Ridge's Toonces, The Driving Cat
Jason Liwag's There's No Beating My Balls
Bill Main's Laser Cats
Oliver Barrett's Suck-It-Trebek
Luke Lombardo's The Pen Is Mightier
Blain Hefner's Season's Greetings From Tonto, Tarzan & Frankenstein
Jason Marz's New York’s hottest club is UHHNNNH
"New York’s hottest club is UHHNNNH. Located in the middle of the West Side Highway, this bi-curious beach party is the creation of Italian club owner Bologna Danza, and this place has everything: split kicks, pachucos, pile after pile of expired Lunchables, a Hawaiian cleaning lady that looks like Smokey Robinson…and look who just walked in, is that Natalie Portman? No, it’s an old Irish black man that we call Murphy Brown. Plus, if you come this Sunday you’ll meet two-year-old ultimate fighter Drooly Lips Jackson. He’s got fists like little empanadas and he is my best friend."
Munk One's With All By Myself
Eric Price's Motivation (acrylic on ceramic sculpture)
Cuyler Smith's Matt Foley
Cuyler Smith's Gene Frenkle
Oliver Barrett's Gold Plated Diapers
Nick Comparone's Party On, Garth
Joey Spiotto's Schwing!
Darin Shock's 1980-1984
Paul Palcko's Wookin' Pa Nub
Dave Quiggle's Church Lady
Tara Krebs' Superstar
Augie Pagan's The Incredible Belushi
Dave Pryor's Red Track Suit
Glen Brogan's Stefon
Aaron Sechrist's Matt Foley: The Van Down By The River
Kirk Demarais' Self Portrait