Nick Zinner, OCT 02 Irving Plaza NYC, 2002
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (December 8, 2020) – On the heels of last year’s successful exhibition, Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Art Show, UTA Artist Space today announced the launch of Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Gallery at MMITBGallery.com. The site features artists from author Lizzy Goodman’s best-selling book, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011, which delves into the rock-and-roll revival that emerged from the city in the 2000s.
With over 100 artworks made by the musicians and artists whose work defined the era, Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Gallery was created in response to the disruption of live music caused by the global pandemic. The site connects fans with other facets of these remarkable artists’ creative lives, including:
- A one-of-a-kind hand-drawn lyric sheet by Maggie Rogers
- Never-before-seen photos from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ guitarist Nick Zinner
- New collage works by artists Aurel Schmidt and Eleanor Friedberger
- Candles created in collaboration with Flores Lane
- Limited-edition art prints by Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches and Todd DiCiurcio, created in collaboration with Absolut Art, and more.
At launch, Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Gallery will feature 16 artists across a range of disciplines, including art, music and fashion. New works will be added regularly and announced through the site’s mailing list and Instagram @mmitbgallery. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the National Independent Venue Association’s (NIVA) #SaveOurStages, which is dedicated to preserving and nurturing the ecosystem of independent live event venues and promoters throughout the United States.
“Since the earliest days of quarantine, we have been working on making this virtual gallery a reality,” said Goodman. “We knew the need would be very real. Now that it’s finally happening, I could not be more excited! For me personally, this community has been a boundless source of inspiration. I knew many of these brilliant artists from living in New York during the early 2000s, but through the process of writing and releasing Meet Me in the Bathroom I’ve often found myself dumbstruck in wonder at the depth and breadth of their talent. These are very special artists making very special art.”
“Being at the Meet Me In The Bathroom gallery show at The Hole was a great experience. I got to see characters I hadn’t in years and also new people I hadn’t met yet,” said Luke Jenner, lead singer of The Rapture. “I’m excited to be part of this new community as it grows and changes into what it was meant to be. Life is about the journey not the destination.”
“After the enormous success of Meet Me In the Bathroom: The Art Show last September, which garnered over 10,000 visitors across 19 days, it became even clearer that there is an impassioned following for this community of creators,” said UTA Fine Arts Agent Lesley Silverman. “We are proud to again partner with Lizzy Goodman to present a virtual space where fans can engage with, explore and support a different side of the artists who brought this important era in music to life.”
Over the past few months, UTA Artist Space has made strides in the digital space with virtual exhibitions including Class Of 2020: At Such A Time As This, Everyday is Sunday, In the Time of and Renaissance: Noir and the launch of Artist Projects, an ongoing series of virtual collaborations with artists such as Shantell Martin and Iva Gueorguieva on the UTA Artist Space website.
About Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me In The Bathroom
Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many other musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist and author Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll. Goodman’s writing on rock and roll and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, ELLE, and NME. She lives in New Mexico with her dog, Lucinda Williams.
About UTA Artist Space
UTA Artist Space is an exhibition venue in the heart of Beverly Hills that is committed to showcasing art by globally recognized talent. Since its establishment in 2016, UTA Artist Space has presented notable exhibitions with interdisciplinary artists and creatives, including Derrick Adams, Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtis, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Larry Clark, Petra Cortright, Conrad Egyir, Amanda Hunt, Mariane Ibrahim, Arcmanoro Niles, The Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery, The Haas Brothers, and Ai Weiwei, among others. For more information, please visit http://utaartistspace.com/.
Formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown, National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), now represents more than 3,000 members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. These independent venues and promoters were the first to close and will be the last to fully reopen. NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live venues, promoters and festivals throughout the United States. To learn more about NIVA’s quest to gain federal funding for independent venues, visit https://www.nivassoc.org/take-action.
About Absolut Art
Absolutart.com sells signed, limited edition, framed prints by emerging and established artists from around the world. Building on Absolut’s thirty-year involvement with contemporary art (from Warhol to Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and Louise Bourgeois), the goal of their global online gallery is to expand access to contemporary art, support local artist communities, and democratize the art buying process. Recent collaborations include an exhibition co-curated with Wu-Tang Clan, a collection of re-imagined classic movie posters with Metrograph cinema, a series of prints to accompany The Hole’s “Meet Me in the Bathroom” show, a charitable editioned print with Kehinde Wiley to benefit Black Rock, and a large scale installation at the Oculus with Mona Chalabi and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Artists featured on our platform include Hank Willis Thomas, Shantell Martin, Francis Stark, Samara Golden, Kambui Olujimi, Rashaad Newsome, Brigitte Lacombe, Wing Shya, and Jayson Musson.