Val Kilmer has an Art Show at the Woodward Gallery on Eldridge Street this Weekend

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 at 5:04 am by

The Iceman himself will (probably) be on the Lower East Side this weekend. Indulging his off-screen passion, actor Val Kilmer on Saturday will star in a new art exhibit at the Woodward Gallery Windows space on Eldridge Street. The installation, dubbed “VALHOLLA,” is the New York City art scene debut for the onetime Batman.

The project features about two dozen paintings, sculptures, and sketches (aka “scribbles”) by the actor.

“My love for New York is very, very deep. Because of the theater it has been my Mecca since early childhood,” said Val Kilmer in a public statement to Woodward Gallery. “Every film, every photograph spoke of the promise of a new life, worth dreaming of … It is holy ground for me.”

“I’ve been in a transition and focusing in on this moment of moving through a period of my life as the concept of a black hole – ones third act or for an actor, from lead to character parts,” Kilmer continued. “Its this moment of identifying the passageway, that black hole moment, and the promise or recognition that it’s not black at all.”

From the gallery’s website:

The exhibition ironically titled, VALHOLLA discloses a new life as Kilmer redirects his path into contemporary gestural Abstractions and colorful Pop Art. Val Kilmer’s Norse ancestry is conceptualized in his ascent to Valhalla (pronounced “val-HALL-uh”),where the dead who reside in Valhalla, lived a life that would have been the envy of any Viking warrior. All day long, the warrior would fight one another, doing countless valorous deeds along the way. But every evening, all their wounds would be healed, and become restored to full health.

Kilmer explains the abstract series is born from the perspective that matter isn’t matter, it’s energy. And energy is viewable or instigated by thought or perception according to modern physics. This metaphysical reality stretches so far beyond physical reality that images help satisfy the fragile human minds inability to grasp the infinite.

VALHOLLA runs through July 22; he’ll randomly show up during that interval, the gallery says.

Val Kilmer’s best role…

Recent Stories

More Bowery Buildings Demolished for 11-Story Mixed-Use Development

Time has come for 139-141 Bowery, properties which have been on death row since 2014. The city finally issued demolition permits for the two buildings earlier this month, a couple years after Department of Buildings approved the plans. Wrecking crew are now on scene to begin the dismantling. As reported, the tax lots of 139-141 Bowery […]

Following DKNY, Hollister Mural Disappears Behind 6-Story Office Development

Over at “SoHo’s most impactful corner,” 606 Broadway gradually ascends skyward, blocking out what was once a vacant sliver of city-owned land. Two towers of the rising superstructure are also starting to obstruct the Hollister ad branding on the north face of 600 Broadway. Madison Capital, which purchased the 6,190 square-foot parcel from the city for […]

Upscale ‘New Stand’ Newsstand Takes Over Patricia Field Store on the Bowery

Incoming. This week brings word that a replacement has been found for the former Patricia Field store on the Bowery. The New Stand, a chain that dubs itself as what would happen if “your favorite blog and your favorite bodega had a baby,” just inked a lease with landlord Thor Equities. According to the Real […]

At More Than 60 Stories, Extell’s Inescapable ‘One Manhattan Square’ Dwarfs the Manhattan Bridge

It finally happened. The Manhattan Bridge is now dwarfed by its neighbor, One Manhattan Square. With Two Bridges residents focused squarely on stopping the three supertall developments invading the area, the controversial “trailblazer,” Extell’s One Manhattan Square, remains the 800-foot elephant on the waterfront. Three years into construction, the superstructure is getting glassed, and has […]

You Can Now Watch LES-Based ‘Off Track Betty’ Online

If you missed the showing of Clayton Dean Smith’s Off Track Betty at the Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden Film Festival, you have another chance yet. Pulling down accolades from the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, the nineteen-minute short is now available for your online viewing pleasure, free of charge. The film tells the story of a longtime […]