Toward the end of May the “depARTed” show will have departed from the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery and been replaced by Madonna (as most things are). “Dial M for Madonna,” curated by James St James and Steven Corfe and opening with a gala reception on May 23, is a 40-artist-strong group show of all things Madge, from a conical bra made entirely of chocolate to a photograph of the Village Voice’s Michael Musto spoofing Madonna’s Sex book, “standing naked in a Jersey street with nothing but a wig and a cig to distract from my painfully tucked penis.” Opening night will also feature a video tribute to the late great 400lb Madonna impersonator, Queerdonna. You’ll want to mark the date on your calendar or iCal and be there, because the Storefront receptions usually are the shizznit. It’s already getting press.
The opening reception party takes place on Friday, May 23, from 8PM to midnight, with unveilings, performances, and an open champagne/vodka bar. The show continues through June 23 with daytime hours, during which co-curator St James will host events and gatherings in the gallery, many of which will be filmed and available for viewing on WOW TV, such as the ever popular online phone-in series Ring My Bell. The artworks are available for purchase during these daytime hours.
(Image: Albert Crudo‘s McDonna: Over a Billion Serviced)