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Upcoming shows:

2/5: painter Emily Mae Smith

2/19: writer Douglas Martin

3/5: artist Clynton Lowry

4/2: artist Noel Anderson


January 22
Peter Duchan

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Putting It Together, Barbra Streisand
  2. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Eurythmics
  3. Love Revolution, I Love My Wife Cast Album
  4. Make Someone Happy, Jimmy Durante
  5. I Don’t Want to Be Alone, Billy Joel
  6. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You, Sting
  7. And You Would Lie/I Will Give—from Marie Christine Original Cast Album, Andrea Frierson-Toney, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Mary Bond Davis, Audra McDonald
  8. Wherever He Ain’t—from Mack & Mabel Original Cast Album, Jerry Herman & Bernadette Peters
  9. Nobodys Side—from Chess Original Cast Album
  10. When I Was A Freeport And You Were the Main Drag, Laura Nyro
  11. Dedicated To The One I Love, The Mamas & The Papas
  12. Care Of Cell 44, The Zombies
  13. My Way, Nina Simone
  14. Katie Cruel, Karen Dalton
  15. Oh, Pierre! Breedlove
  16. The Outcasts Loving You Someti...
  17. (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls, Dionne Warwick
  18. Love Me - Two Gentlemen Of Verona, Galt MacDermot, John Guare, Jon
  19. Lo Dudo, Los Panchos
  20. Don't Bring Me Down, PREP
  21. Two for the Road, Henry Mancini

Peter Duchan wrote the book of the musical Dogfight, which premiered at Second Stage (director, Joe Mantello). Dogfight won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and was nominated for five Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Off-Broadway Musical and Book of a Musical. The subsequent London production was nominated for two Evening Standard Awards, including Best Musical. Dogfight has since been performed in Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, Amsterdam, and all over the world. Other theater credits include writing books for the musicals The Illusionist (Nissay Theatre, Tokyo) and Stu for Silverton (Intiman, Seattle), as well as co-creating (with Warren Carlyle) the revue Carefree: Dancing with Fred and Ginger. He served as Script Consultant for the long-running Broadway musical Waitress and the Broadway bound musical Lempicka. Film credits include co-writing the screenplays for the feature Breaking Upwards (IFC Films) and the short Unlocked (Tribeca Film Festival). Honors: Richard Rodgers Award (for Dogfight), Robert Chesley Playwriting Award (for his play Lavender Scare), Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Graduate, Northwestern University.

January 8, 2023
Robert Buck

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Little Room, The White Stripes, 2001
  2. Strange, Galaxie 500, 1989
  3. One More Cup of Coffee, Bob Dylan, 1976
  4. Hurt, Johnny Cash, 2002
  5. Afraid of Everyone, The National, 2010
  6. The Rip Tide, Beirut, 2011
  7. Sun, Caribou, 2010
  8. Ghost Dance, Patti Smith, 1978
  9. Video Games, Lana Del Rey, 2012
  10. Holy Roller Novacaine, 2003
  11. Counting Stars, OneRepublic, 2014
  12. Neon Pattern Drum, Jon Hopkins, 2018
  13. 2000 Miles, Pretenders, 1984
  14. Song for Zula, Phosphorescent, 2013
  15. St Jude, Florence + The Machine, 2015
  16. The Beautiful Dream, George Ezra
  17. Shallow, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, 2018
  18. Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell, 2000

Robert Beck was born in Baltimore and moved to New York City in 1978 to learn filmmaking and cinema studies at New York University. In 1993, he attended the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is a cross-disciplinary artist recognized for his precise use of materials, ranging from traditional art supplies to such non-art materials as mortician’s wax, industrial reflective paint, latent fingerprint powder and gunpowder. Trained as a filmmaker, he works in a montage-like metonymical manner, a ‘horizontal’ approach that allows him to utilize the associative power of adjacent images and artworks. The crux of his art is subjectivity, with violence, sexuation, loss, and America as recurring themes. In 1995, Beck was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books, as well as an Art Matters, Inc. grant. He received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 1999. In 2007, Beck had a solo exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH. In 2008, Beck changed his given, or father’s, name as a work of art by a single vowel to Buck. His practice is oriented by a constellation of influences, including artists Marcel Duchamp, Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin, and Cady Noland, filmmakers Robert Bresson and David Lynch, novelist Cormac McCarthy, forensic science, Buddhism, the teachings of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, and the American southwest. In 2009, Buck bought a small off-grid property along the U.S.-Mexico border south of Marfa, Texas, which he refers to as his extimate studio. Since 2018, he has been an art editor of The Lacanian Review. His work is included in museum and private collections internationally. His moving image works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York. He is represented in New York by Ulterior Gallery and Von Ammon Co. in Washington, DC., where he had an exhibition in November, Robert Buck: Wound Filler. In 2019, Buck received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. Buck lives and works in New York City and far West Texas.

December 11, 2022
Bobby Abate
(Outsider Tarot)

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Love is Blue, Paul Mauriat, 1968
  2. He Makes Me So Mad, Sax Kari & Hollywood Jills, 1968
  3. You & Your Sister, This Mortal Coil, 1991
  4. Arkansas Coal, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, 1972
  5. Private Number, William Bell & Judy Clay, 1968
  6. Girl for All Seasons, Grease 2, 1982
  7. Obscene and Pornographic Art, Bongwater, 1990
  8. Diet, Shamir, 2020
  9. Ain’t It a Shame, B-52s, 1986
  10. Alien, Britney Spears, 2013
  11. Flash, Queen, 1980
  12. Parry the Wind High, Low; Frank Black, 1993
  13. Robin Hood, Laredana Bertè, 1979
  14. Monstre Sacre, Stereolab, 1996
  15. Past, Present & Future; The Shangri-Las, 1966
  16. Fancy, Doja Cat, 2018
  17. Come Softly to Me, The Fleetwoods, 1959
  18. Cowgirl & the Dandy, Dolly Parton, 1977
  19. Cuchi-Cuchi, Charo with the Salsoul Orchestra, 1977
  20. Fucked My Way Up to the Top, Lana Del Rey, 2014
  21. Any Other Way, Jackie Shane, 1963
  22. The End of the World, Skeeter Davis, 1962
  23. Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel, c. 1680-1705

BOBBY ABATE (Brooklyn, NY) is a queer artist, filmmaker and editor. Exhibitions/screenings include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York Film Festival, Guggenheim in Bilbao, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Cinematheque, the ICA in London and most recently the 42nd annual Harper College Small Works exhibition. Bobby was the 2020 recipient of the Princess Grace Artist Development Grant. In 2021, Bobby released the Outsider Tarot, a queer re-invention of the Tarot featuring 80 original artworks. Bobby is currently editing the forthcoming third season of HBO’s queer docuseries, We’re Here. He is also working on an ongoing series of 2D works and a screenplay focused on the queer underground in the era before the Stonewall riots of 1969.  His works can be viewed on SWEETKITTY.COM

November 13, 2022
Candystore Returns!

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Orange Colored Sky, Nat King Cole, 1950
  2. The Purple Bottle, Animal Collective, 2005
  3. Aviva, Anna Oxygen, 2003,
  4. Blue Mirror, Jack Ladder, 2018
  5. The Red Shoes, Kate Bush, 1994
  6. At Least the Sky is Blue, Ssion with Ariel Pink
  7. Whites Not My Color This Evening, Cherry Glazerr, 2014
  8. Yellow in Green, Jockstrap, 2018
  9. Orange Moon, Erykah Badu, 2000
  10. Black and Blue, Louis Armstrong
  11. Cool Blue Stole My Heart, Joan Armatrading, 1975
  12. Yellow Roses, Dolly Parton, 1989
  13. Blood Red Sentimental Blues, Cotton Jones, 2009
  14. Blue Trash Mattress Fire, Sleigh Bells, 2017
  15. Black Cherry, Goldfrapp, 2003
  16. Bright as Yellow, The Innocence Mission, 1995
  17. I’m a Rainbow, Donna Summer, 1996

Candystore was a 2018-2019 artist-in-residence with Shandaken: Governor’s Island and a 2018-2019 fellow in the Queer | Art | Mentorship program. In 2019, she-he was one of four recipients of the Shannon Michael Cane Award from Printed Matter, which allowed shimher the opportunity to produce and self publish her debut, *SOLD OUT* book of poetry, Hi Angels: Poems by Candystore, which then begat the 2020 extended version, Hi Angels: DELUXE—also sold out, sorry.

Candystore’s writing and art have been published in PAPER Magazine, Phile Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Precog Mag, RFD, and others. She-he has performed abroad and around New York City, most notably at MoMA PS1 (though it was only in the book store) and Dixon Place (but in that weird area between the bar and the bathroom). Candystore also performs every time she-he uses a public, "binary-themed" restroom. In shimher spare time, Candystore creates and produces a highly chaotic, raunchy TV project and live stage show called Pubic Access. She-he loves dick and lives in Brooklyn, NY with a snake named Mascara.