New Wives Tales - Drawings by Stef Mitchell

New Wives Tales - Drawings by Stef Mitchell

Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Boo-Hooray (Canal Street)
265 Canal Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10013

"I was working for a photographer as his assistant and almost all the jobs we did were at Milk. I guess I was a pretty bad photo assistant as I was fired in December because of the drawings." – Stef Mitchell

Stef would pick up the Milk notepads that were in plentiful supply throughout the building, and during the fleeting moments of calm in the storm of her day, she’d vent on paper with a marker or a ballpoint.

The resulting drawings are blasts of pure id in a workspace dominated by superego.

They are funny, bitchy, and beautiful, clowning fashion magazines, hipster code, art, and pop culture in a spur-of-the-moment way.

Boo-Hooray and Milk are staging a one-day-only exhibition of the drawings, and publishing a limited edition artists book signed and numbered, each containing one of the 114 original drawings.

People: you can come to Boo-Hooray, and choose your drawing, first come first served.

Milk honcho Rassi says he is buying at least 20 and he has damn good taste and is ahead of the curve, just saying.

There will be beer, there will be snacks.

BOO-HOORAY exhibits both at home in New York City as well as internationally. We also stage collaborative exhibitions with the Hayward Gallery and Rough Trade in London, Tsutaya Daikanyama, Hysteric Glamour, and United Arrows in Tokyo, Galleri Operatingplace in Stockholm, Colette in Paris, PopMontreal in Montreal, Mishka Los Angeles, Printed Matter at both MOCA/LA and PS1/NYC, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and Milk Gallery in New York.

Boo-Hooray exhibitions have included shows featuring Larry Clark, The Velvet Underground, Ray Johnson, Afrika Bambaataa, Jonas Mekas, Ed Sanders, Linder Sterling and Jon Savage, Spencer Sweeney, Houston Rap, private press vinyl, Wallace Berman, anarcho-punk group Crass, Jason Polan, Jack Smith, cult-filmmaker Ed Wood, and Situationist Times editor Jacqueline de Jong.

The exhibitions are drawn from cultural archives that Boo-Hooray excavates, organizes, and places in institutions such as Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Cornell University’s Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.