Sir Shadow Sits Down with Bowery Boogie

Posted on: January 26th, 2010 at 6:34 am by

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Last Saturday, we stopped by Sir Shadow’s gallery at 338 Bowery, which is adjacent to his reported residence at the Whitehouse Hotel.  The initial draw was to purchase one of the 2010 calendars advertised out front, and to hopefully meet the man. Both itches were scratched, as it were.

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Upon entering the establishment, it’s not so much the gallery or the art which intrigues, but the artist himself.  A character who commands attention.  When asked about his work, he immediately corrected us by saying it’s medication that he prescribes to patients.  And how his creations are all about empowering people. That is the essence of Sir Shadow.  Positive thinking and deep philosophical thought.  We spoke at length about the therapeutic nature of his “medicine,” the written script of life, and most of all, inner peace.

He was then kind enough to give us a demonstration of how he draws the pictures. The pen never leaves the paper. Simply fascinating.  Just as some musicians translate their inner music into unforgettable songs or solos, so too does Shadow with his artwork.

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For more Sir Shadow art, the Chinatown YMCA is hosting an exhibit of his work through March 22.  Chinatown YMCA, Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery, (212) 912-2460.

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