FABLES | Let’s Cut a Rug | 2015

Artist: Jessie Unterhalter & Katey Truhe
Location: Artist Alley @ Extra Place, 1st St. between 2nd Ave & Bowery
Fall 2015

A new arrangement of rugs has been laid upon the concrete walkway of Extra Place by artist duo Jessie & Katey. While appearing to keep the historic alleyway to former CBGB warm during the coming winter months, these painted trompe l’oeil rugs each represent different albums by bands that played at the iconic venue, including The Fleshtones, Blondie, The Talking Heads, The Flaming Groovies, The Ramones, and The Police.

Jessie & Katey’s work explores themes of movement, symmetry and woven textiles. For this new installation they find inspiration from the bold color combinations and patterns of album sleeve covers and pay tribute to musical legacies that were born here.

This project is part of FABnyc’s ArtUp program.