DIRTY SECRET II is the expanded version of DIRTY SECRET I which debuted at the Invisible Dog Art Center in 2013. The first iteration featured a plastic wrapped room, Whiteley’s fetish videos, light projections, and a dominatrix experience. DIRTY SECRET II will provide more interactive and subversive play by an all-male cast of costumed antagonists. The cast of performers include Brian Andrew Whiteley, Peter Clough, Simon Courchel, and Jason Derek North. DIRTY SECRET II will feature an original sound scape (industrial/electronic/harsh–created by Brian Wenner of Prism House). The music will also have light triggers (set off by actions) and video projections, making the room pulsate with light and energy. Note: The performance may not remain contained to the room.
About Brian Andrew Whiteley
Brian Andrew Whiteley is a visual artist creating works that incorporate sculpture, video, new media, and performance. He is the author of several viral art projects. He is most notably known for his political works The Trump Tombstone and The Vladimir Putin Painting at Trump’s DC Hotel, for being the original “creepy clown”, haunting cemeteries across the U.S., and for being the performer behind several Bigfoot sightings. His large-scale projects manifest themselves as interactive installations, incorporating several forms of media.
His work has been shown at experimental venues and larger institutions, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; The Invisible Dog, NYC; The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Spring / Break Art Show, NY; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston; Satellite Art Show SXSW, Austin, TX; David Owsley Museum of Art, Indiana; Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC; Bushwick Open Studios, NYC; Art on Paper Fair, New York; and Bakehouse Art Center, Miami. Recent projects have garnered press from The New York Times, The NY Daily News, Village Voice, Daily Mail UK, Gothamist, Brooklyn Magazine, Art Net, BBC, Time, Esquire, GQ, Fox, ABC, NBC and NY Magazine,among many others.
He received his masters from the School of Visual Arts and his bachelors at Ball State University. Whiteley is widely heralded as the originator of the creepy clown pandemic that swept across the United States (soon to be a movie).
Date + Time
Thursday, September 26
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.