Ryan Adams – enjoying Polvo, showing artwork @ Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC, wrote some books & (possibly) a song
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art by Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams will be the first artist in residence at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (313 Bowery) for three weeks leading up to an exhibit of his work, which opens September 23rd (which I guess means, despite a "for lease" sign on the window, the gallery isn't going anywhere yet). During that time, Adams will be "creating additional canvases in the front of the gallery to be auctioned off at the opening. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness."
Adams' paintings are in addition to his recent moves as an author. His first book of short stories and poetry, Infinity Blues, came out in April, and his second, Hello Sunshine, is due in December (or September if you pre-ordered).
Last week, some speculated that Adams, a self-professed metal fan, was the mystery artist behind The Awl's hair-metal-inspired theme song, posted on August 18th. The site has since posted a punk remix of the song.
Polvo performs at the Bell House in Brooklyn on September 24th. Will Ryan perform music at the September 23rd Morrison Hotel Gallery opening? I'm not sure, but there is no mention of it (best to assume no). Some more of Ryan's paintings, and all Polvo dates, below...
Polvo - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 4 - Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
Sep 5 - Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Sep 6 - Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Sep 24 - The Bellhouse, Brooklyn, New York
Sep 25 - Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, Massachusetts
Sep 26 - Black Cat District of Columbia, Washington DC
Oct 6 - Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
Oct 7 - Berbati's Plan Portland, Oregon
Oct 9 - Slim's San Francisco, California
Oct 10 - Spaceland Los Angeles, California