Jim Krewson A Requiem for Paul Lynde

Opening Reception:
September 5, 6-8pm
Viewing Room, New York

In A Requiem for Paul Lynde, a wedding gown has been used as a canvas for a patchwork elegy to a vanishing subculture.

The project questions the loss and amnesia of marginal identity in a new age of equality, instant access, Instagram influencers and celebrity, from homosexuality to homogenization in 20 short years.

Jim Krewson is a multimedia artist living in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. He has used an airbrush as his primary technique since the age of 14 to create stimulating works on canvas and fabric.

After dropping out of art school, he roamed the US with a group of artists, musicians and degenerates. Playing guitar and drums in legendary homocore band Fagbash, making video art and painting from Philadelphia to Maine to San Francisco in the early nineties, he settled in NYC, co-founding erotic bakery Masturbakers in the East Village.

After leaving NYC in 2000, he traveled the world playing Bluegrass music in Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops, while continuing to paint and exhibit throughout the US and UK. He settled in the sleepy mountain town of Catskill, NY with its deep history in the Hudson River School of painting, and easy access to NYC and the vibrant local art community of Hudson, NY.

  • A Requiem for Paul Lynde, 2019, airbrushed acrylic and mixed media on wedding gown

    A Requiem for Paul Lynde, 2019, airbrushed acrylic and mixed media on wedding gown, 72 x 52 in., 182.9 x 132.1 cm (detail).