New Year's Eve: Soul, Sequins & Solid Gold at BLDG

Celebrity photographer Gene Spatz captured the glamour of fame during a time when paparazzi were still considered serious photojournalists, not the celeb-vultures they are today.

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Soul, Sequins & Solid Gold at BLDG

Celebrity photographer Gene Spatz captured the glamour of fame during a time when paparazzi were still considered serious photojournalists, not the celeb-vultures they are today. And his work — which gave the public a peek into the lives of the actors, musicians, artists and other glitterati of the 1970s Disco era — is the basis for BLDG Gallery’s exhibition, Soul, Sequins & Solid Gold. Using Spatz’s photos as a starting point, BLDG invited 20 contemporary artists — including Andrei Cojocaru, Leslie David, and Fefe Talavera — to reinterpret screen-printed versions of Spatz’s iconic black-and-white images. Because the opening reception happens on New Year’s Eve, BLDG is also throwing a party with a DJ set by Joanie Loves Chachi, live music from Automagik, food and a champagne toast at midnight. Disco attire encouraged. 


Opening reception: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday. Exhibition continues through Jan. 30, 2015. $20. 30 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., bldgrefuge.com.

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