Suzanne Geiss Company Opens with "Cyclops Trannies" + Mexican Summer's Holidazin' Party = Eight Items or Less

Gary Pini

1. Former Deitch Projects executive director Suzanne Geiss opened her new gallery, The Suzanne Geiss Company, at 79 Grand Street with an assume vivid astro focus show called "Cyclops Trannies."  It's on view -- by appointment only -- until January 28th, 2012.  In the spring, the space will open to the public with a retrospective on the late graffiti artist Rammellzee called "The Equation" that will be up from March 8 to April 14, 2012. [Art Media Agency]

2. Damien Hirst is having the world's largest art exhibit. Or, at least, it's taking place in the most locations at the same time. The British artist plans to open a show of over 300 "spot" paintings in eleven galleries worldwide from January 12th to February 18th, 2012, and he'll be attending the NYC opening at Gagosian. [L.A. Times]

3. Though he over-slept and missed the rehearsal, Justin Bieber performed at Obama's "Christmas In Washington" concert last night.  Also on hand: Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green and Conan O'Brien. Last year, Obama mis-pronounced the Bieb's name and called him Justin "Bye-ber." Parents just don't understand!  [Washington Post]

4. Flaming Saddles Saloon  (793 9th Avenue @ 53rd Street), NYC's gay country western bar, is holding an open-call for "dancing bartenders" tomorrow, December 13, at noon at the bar.

5. New York indie record labels Mexican Summer and Captured Tracks  plus the CO-OP 87 shop host their "holidazin" party tomorrow night, December 13th, 7 p.m., at 67 West Street, Unit 3221, in the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse.

6. The Bootstrap Arts Festival returns in February with a series of arts events aimed at helping all kinds of artists to navigate the "business" side of their careers. Go here for more info.

7. The super-funny Shit Girls Say twitter feed is now a web series. Episode one guest-stars Juliette Lewis. [Buzzfeed]

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