Nibor and Kembra Pfahler of the band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black strike a pose in her new collaboration with artist E.V. Day, a recreation of the gardens that Claude Monet built at Giverny at The Hole, a gallery on Bowery. The exhibition was organized to showcase the photos that Day, an-artist-in-residence at the gardens, shot of Pfahler amidst the paths, the pond, and and plantings–the water lilies, wisteria, and willows–that the Impressionist designed to serve as models for his famous landscapes.
The artists have transformed the gallery space into a faux Giverny, with pebbled paths meandering along a mix of real and fake trees and flowers, modeled on the same aromatic and chromatic mixture selected by Monet. In the center is a copy of Giverny’s Japanese bridge (itself a copy of the original, which was destroyed), arching over real water adorned with fake water lilies. The only thing missing is frogs.