We stopped by the Alison Mosshart opening at the Maxfield Gallery yesterday. Alison makes up one half of the band, The Kills, whom I’ve adored since I stumbled upon their Black Balloon video eight or nine years ago. Creativity is something that transcends way past music with this power duo as you can clearly see through their book captured by Kenneth Cappello (who also directed the video aforementioned). In the pages you get a very honest and candid viewpoint of the band as you explore and discover what lies beneath the surface, which brings us to today. Along the white, mundane walls, you experience palettes of color and aggression. You see thoughts and opinions splashed on to the canvases as if the artist is screaming out loud the pages of her visual diary. Supplementary to the artwork itself, the woman behind it was soft-spoken, kind and fascinatingly human. She has an energy that leaps through and embraces you like a gentle hug from a place familiar. Bravo, Alison.
- Danny Steezy