Outsider artists were IN at Clayton art opening

Photo by Elsa Rensaa

Clayton Patterson, center, with Shinji Horzikura, a traditional Japanese tattoo artist, left, and his wife. Photo by Elsa Rensaa

The opening on June 19 of Clayton Patterson’s show, “Outside IN,” at the Howl Happening gallery, at 6 E. First St., was quite the happening. “It was a great L.E.S. gathering,” Patterson said. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 14, features the full range of Patterson’s artwork from over the years, from cabinets festooned with found objects from the Lower East Side’s streets — from teeth to bullet cartridges — to a custom-painted electric guitar and the celeb-coveted Clayton Caps. Also in the show are some beautiful paintings by his wife, Elsa Rensaa.


“Back atcha!” Photographer Shell Sheddy. Photos by Clayton Patterson


Gold-leaf artist Jerry Pagane.

Photos by Clayton Patterson

Performance artist David Leslie and his wife, Celest.


Writers Alan Kaufman, left, and Jim Feast.


L.E.S. hip-hop doocumentatians Troy Harris, third from left, and Kevin Harris, far right, with friends, from left, Tone, Kheilan McHenry and Boysie Carter.

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