WHAT: CHELSEA DE WEENEZE
Opening January 31 and running through February 28 at Space Downtown, located at 276 W. 25th Street in New York’s renowned Chelsea neighborhood, Madsteez has turned the gallery into the Wonderful World of Ween – completely covering the walls, ceiling, and floors in bright colored paints and the artist’s street-signature style. With support from youth wireless company Boost Mobile, Madsteez will unveil over 24 massive paintings including a monumental portrait inspired by world-renowned actor, artist and Madsteez supporter, Dennis Hopper, titled THE_MANY_FACES_OF_DENN!S_HOPPERWEEN. The exhibit also showcases an entire wall filled with WEEN!MAL portraits and, at the center of the gallery, is a “larger than life” sculpture of Weeneze.
Growing up on the outskirts of Washington DC, artist Madsteez (AKA Mark Paul Deren, AKA Mr. Ween) was peculiarly sculpted into what he is today. Born blind in his left eye with three first names – Mark Paul Deren – Madsteez, 26, took a turn in his life after an unfortunate loss in the 1985 Racquetball Championships. An ill sense of humor materialized through frequent games of Biscuit and developing nicknames for himself and friends. Madsteez became a ferocious kite walking, Nerds Rope eating, Dolorean loving, Zebra pin-striped fluorescent navy blue wearing young gentleman. His immeasurable abundance of creativity and electromagnetism has led to an extensive art collaboration list.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 31st - February 28th
11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Sunday
WHERE: SPACE Downtown
276 W. 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
COST: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org