Clayton Patterson - Opening Night Invite

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  • By JP Rodriguez

GROUPE, A Number of Names & Esopus Magazine are pleased to present “Clayton Patterson: Portraits from the Pyramid,” an exhibition of portraits taken in the mid -80's at New York's legendary Pyramid Club.

WHEN: 
October 17th, 2017 - 6PM-9PM - RSVP is a must.

WHERE: 
GROUPE - 198 Bowery, NYC 10012

Open to the public October 18th, 2017 through January 17th, 2018.
 

GROUPEA Number of NamesEsopus Magazine are pleased to present “Clayton Patterson: Portraits from the Pyramid,” an exhibition of portraits taken in the mid -80's at New York's legendary Pyramid Club.

Over the course of several years, documentarian Clayton Patterson photographed the drag queens who performed at the “Whispers” Cabaret every Sunday night at the Pyramid Club at 101 Avenue A. These boundlessly creative artists, managed to create new personas, each one more outrageous and compelling than the one before, with little to no money. Patterson calls his subjects “availabilists”, (after the term coined by performance artist and musician Kembra Pfahler), who utilized everything from shards of broken safety glass to abandoned lampshades in order to transform themselves into the ultimate works of art for the Pyramid.