This summer's shows at the Surf Lodge in Montauk continue with another installation curated by New York artist Max Snow.
Friday at 7 p.m. the work of Andre Saraiva will go on display in an exhibit featuring four silk screens and two of his "dream concert" paintings on canvas. Saraiva, known primarily as a graffiti artist under the names Andre and Monsieur A, rose to prominence in Paris in the 1990s — noted for his wry humor and surrealist sensibilities.
His newest series, "Dream Concerts," began when he was asked to make an actual concert poster and began to imagine his ideal lineups. The result has been fake posters popping up on the streets of Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Venice, toting concerts that are simply too good to be true: Dr. Dre vs Jay Z, featuring Eminem, Kanye West and Frank Ocean at Madison Square Garden; or a show in Paris with Daft Punk, Justice and Phoenix all headlining. One fake concert posting was so successful that it crashed the phone line at New York's Apollo theater.
"Andre has taken these ephemeral pieces and started to turn them into something more permanent," said Juliana Balestin, the artist's studio manager. "Andre’s work deals a lot with fantasy, whimsy and fun — it's the sort of tone he's been known for since the '90s in Paris."
The "Dream Concert" series is traveling, and will open in Stockholm, Sweden, on Aug. 23, before moving again for another opening in Tokyo on Sept. 1.
On Saturday, the work of Julien Langendorff will go on display, and remain up through Sept. 20. Langendorff, known for his collages utilizing vintage photographs and an occasionally morbid but always fantasy-oriented sensibility.
“It seems that a lot of artists — myself included —are
attracted to counter culture groups from the past; hippies, goths, satanists,
etc.," Langendorff said. "I’m not sure why these movements still resonate today. Is it because we
haven’t had anything comparable in recent years?”
The Langendorff opening will take place Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Surf Lodge is located at 183 Edgemere Street, Montauk.