Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on September 11, 2010

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Vivian Girls @ ATP NY
Vivian Girls

"Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present Henry Darger, its third solo exhibition of the renowned self-taught artist's work. The show, comprised of approximately two dozen works taken from the gallery's inventory and borrowed from private collections, encompasses some of Darger's very earliest experiments in collage, as well as an ample selection of his large-scale, late-career masterpieces. Among them, are several works that are being exhibited for the first time, including a panoramic composition that showcases creatures never before encountered in Darger's Realms of the Unreal: green-skinned plant/human hybrids with vines and blossoming flowers growing from their girlish bodies...

...The opening reception on Saturday, September 11th, from 4 to 7 pm, features two special events: At 5 pm, the acclaimed author Rivka Galchen (Atmospheric Disturbances, 2009), accompanied by Karen Russell, will lead a discussion on Darger centered around John Ashbery's poem Girls on the Run. At 6 pm, the indie rock band The Vivian Girls will give a musical performance.

As you may know, the band "Vivian Girls" is named after Darger characters.

That's on Saturday (today). On Sunday, Cassie plays a ten minute set at Todd P's annual Unamplified event. For a full set from Cassie, who has gone solo, you'll have to wait until September 19th when she plays Glasslands. La Sera, aka Kickball Katy, plays NYC during CMJ, and October 2nd at Funhouse in Seattle.

And as we pointed out already, the Vivian Girls played a set at ATP NY last weekend. A second set of pictures from that show, and a video of Cassie playing solo at Cinders Gallery in August, below...

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Cassie Ramone in the Temple of Blooom at Cinders Gallery

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Comments (18)

"As you may know, the band "Vivian Girls" is named after Darger characters."

The Vivian Girls didn't even know that they were named after Darger characters.

Posted by bd | September 11, 2010 1:27 AM

Anonymous bashing of the Vivian Girls in brooklynvegan comments is so 2007, 1:27.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 1:32 AM

wait is it free and open to public?

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 2:22 AM

hey asshole, at least get your facts right if you're going to blindly take swings at people. vivian girls knew all about henry darger, they went to art school, they're smart ladies. you're just a creepy fat nerd on the internet, so maybe shut the fuck up?

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 3:13 AM

@1:32 Since when is Anonymous bashing of any band that's above slightly popular with critics or fans or both ever old here?

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 3:21 AM

Pratt does not equal art school. just a money hole that leaves you talentless and in a band.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 6:47 AM

c'mon..you gotta admit..Katy looks SMOKIN in those photos..

Posted by VP of Sales | September 11, 2010 9:35 AM

yeah i admit it. she's looking good these days.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 9:41 AM

Vivian Girls are good and all, but that acoustic solo video just cements the fact that distortion is a HUGE part of this band

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 10:26 AM

Ladies/ duders: marking your arms with ink which has purported relevance is becoming increasingly unattractive (even while the espouser--i.e. vivian girl in question- may remain highly attractive).

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 2:05 PM

Frankie's mom's name is Vivian. That's where it actually came from. Those girls didn't all go to art school either. And knowing about Harvey Darger doesn't make you "smart".

That said, they're nice kids.

Posted by yo yo blah | September 11, 2010 3:22 PM

wait is how much is the show at the gallery?

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 4:16 PM

Cassie went to art school. She mentions Darger's characters in the Nardwar interview.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 7:16 PM

why does ordinary frumpy load warrant a stage name using "ramone"? art school dipshits

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 7:37 PM

"And knowing about Harvey Darger doesn't make you "smart"."

Neither does not knowing the name of the artist.

That said, you're an asshole.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | September 11, 2010 9:00 PM

misinformed snarky comment draped in cowardice & anonymity

Posted by take a look in the mirror, like what you see? | September 12, 2010 11:00 AM

the darger documentary came out in 2004. it was a popular movie. knowing who darger is doesn't mean anything. look how many people have referenced the vivian girls. even Mary Kate Olsen has been name dropping darger for years. dumb conversation. now seriously, let's talk about how hot the girls look. or moshing. let's talk about moshing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2010 2:47 PM

katie went to rutgers. i think she has a biology degree.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2010 8:38 PM

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