Photographer Alice O’Malley collaborates with NY nightlife legend Kenny Kenny to reveal the icon’s many guises in her current show entitled “Kenny Kenny 13” at Strange Loop Gallery.
“These pictures were made years ago in Kenny’s dressing room, four flights up in a Greenwich Village flat. The space was so small that he would stand in one corner, while I climbed on the radiator kitty-corner. The wardrobe and everything else is Kenny’s own.” (O’Malley)
O’Malley’s portraits of New York artists comprise an intimate photographic archive of and for those who have shared in the culture of the Lower East Side. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Europe and published in iD, Art in America, Flash Art and New York Times Magazine.
Strange Loop Gallery
and The Bureau of General Services — Queer Division
27 Orchard Street, New York
March 8-31st, 2013
All images courtesy of Strange Loop Gallery.