A Holiday Party for Blair Thurman

Gasser / Grunert

December 14, 2010

Gasser / Grunert
A Holiday Party for Blair Thurman
Saturday December 18th 2010
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join Gasser Grunert for a Special Holiday Party for Blair Thurman on Saturday, December 18th from 6 pm to 9 pm.. Enjoy our Holiday refreshments: Hot Toddies, Mulled wine and Glühwein. Come celebrate with us a Succulent Christmas and a Cactus New Year.

Blair Thurman, a ‘Pop’ sensitive, and his work, a haphazard reclaiming of the ‘Look of Cool’. His method is gaze and memory rather than cold analysis. More like the free associations of a Beat poet on the road, happening upon Gonzo situations and structures, awash in neon, remembering a childhood of Hot-Wheels and model-glue, suspended in a haze of martinis, coffee, pain-killers, anti-histamine and Thera-Flu. [...] The aesthetics of punk underground trash… a tube of Testors in each nostril… hurtling through space. The loner as Silver Surfer confronting the post-punk existential. For me the creature is our dark nature… our subjective selves. The dark self on the road to nowhere.
—Steven Parrino, 2003

Thurman has exhibited widely in Europe and is known for his large neon-installations and paintings on shaped canvases and wood.

Gasser Grunert
524 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Saturday 6 to 9 December 18th