Scenes From Adam Green's "Teen Tech" Opening at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Damien Berliet

PAPERMAG: Where'd you get your hat?
Adam Green: Afghanistan.
PM: Can we have it?
AG: I thought you'd ask that. And no, I promised it to a charity.

Moldy Peach turned solo act Adam Green made his New York art world debut last night at the East Village's Morrison Hotel Gallery with his exhibit "Teen Tech." Guests sipped on wine and Coors Light while perusing the display of Green's sculptures, photographs, drawings and paintings, one of which, "Road Trip," featured a rendition of an actual Coors Light can imposing itself in gigantesque fashion above a space-bound highway. Adorned in the aforementioned policeman's cap and a studded leather jacket, Green mingled with the mixed crowd of art folks, musicians and fans, and was quick to point to his painting "Kool Club," which, jokingly, "took three months to paint with one hair," as being "most emblematic of the show." Green's artwork samples on '80s and '90s era pop-cultural ephemera and cartoons, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Sonic the Hedgehog, and has an infectiously humorous vibe to it that filtered its way into the night's lighthearted proceedings. As if to punctuate the theme of "Teen Tech" as time capsule, the show's opening saw Macaulay Culkin make an appearance, though he was hesitant to offer his commentary before making "a full lap." Both Green's show and the US tour for Minor Love, his newest album, will be wrapping up this weekend.

"Teen Tech" is open to the public April 23 and 24 at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (313 Bowery). Adam Green plays the Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St.) on Saturday, April 24.

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