…it was called something like that. It was basically a super hot and sweaty fun birthday dance party at the Center for the Advancement of Contemporary Art, which is the home to to a few friends’ art studios, located in Williamsburg. Talibam! played in Maya Hayuk’s studio space (those are her rad paintings in the background) – they were weird and awesome. Here’s a photo:
“Is this some kind of art project?” my friend Greg overheard someone ask as he passed by Monster Island on Sunday. Guess you could say that.
Friend and artist Maya Hayuk orchestrated a massive paint pour over a mural project she has been working on for the past seven years on the facade of the building, as the it will be demolished next month to make way for developers. Tons of friends came out to participate in and behold the building and its murals be covered in drippy, messy, colorful paint. Monster Island has been home to several artists’ studios, Kayrock Screenprinting, Secret Project Robot, Live With Animals Gallery, Mollusk surf Shop, and has hosted countless rock shows since it opened it’s doors in 2004.
Thanks, Maya, for organizing such a beautiful way to send it off. I guess we can say on to bigger and better things, but it is still hard to see such an amazing place founded and run by artists being forced out of its home, despite the fact that that’s nothing new. There aren’t many place like this left in the neighborhood (are there any, really?).
kelie and nick
lots more photos from the paint pour here.