On June 5th, Splashlight Gallery hosted the opening of Vision Fantastic, featuring work by photographers Andy Eaton, Alexandra Cateire, Justin Farkas, and Reed + Radar. If you are a photographer living in New York City, you probably have heard of or been to Splashlight Studios so forgive the public service announcement to those who have not. Check this place out. Splashlight is one of those hip professional hubs were the commercial and fine art photography world share passed hors d’oeuvres. I ended up at Splashlight this particular night at the invitation of a friend who works in event promotions. As it turns out, she could not make it, but I needed to meet with another friend who works in public relations about this cool new project we were pitching on out of town. What a great way to begin a conversation about events, media, and art. The space was clean and not too crowded so we could take in the art and join the conversation buzz that was a decibel lower than the music – just the way I like it. The only complaint is that the swag was a coupon to a tanning salon. (?!) Anyway…I look forward to the next opening and the rumored grand opening of Splashlight’s new 60,000 square foot home in SoHo this summer. I’ll keep you posted.
Splashlight bar (c) kamau ware 2008