"KTHXBAI: A retrospective of the photographic works of Chris La Putt" opens on Thursday (1/7) at Bushwick's IDIO Gallery and runs through January 17. We're proud to announce that Thursday's opening night reception will be extra special, as Nellie McKay and Basia Bulat, two very talented artists that Chris loved and photographed often, will be performing live sets. The show, which immediately follows the opening reception, starts at 8pm and is free (though capacity is limited)
The opening reception starts at 6pm. Come by, have a drink and browse Chris's photos which will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit CancerCare. CancerCare provides free professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, and publications. They helped Chris through some difficult times and could use everyone's support.
Brooklyn Vegan and Idio Gallery are proud to present a memorial retrospective for beloved music photographer Chris La Putt. As the official photo editor for Brooklyn Vegan for many years, Chris mentored countless artists and championed the New York City music scene. As a photographer he showed in Audio/Visual at the PowerHouse Arena in 2011 and was a runner-up in 2012 & 2014's “PDN Ultimate Music Moment”. Chris’ work has also been showcased in multiple group showings and he served as curator of the “480 Pixels” Brooklyn Vegan photography show at the 92Y Tribeca in 2012.
This summer, Chris passed away after a long battle with cancer. However, his enthusiasm and incomparable critiques still resonate within the community. For that reason his friends and family have mined his considerable archive to produce a solo exhibition dedicated to his legacy.
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, January 7th at 6PM to celebrate Chris’ life and iconic photographs and be the first to view several previously unpublished works.
Prints will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting CancerCare. CancerCare provides free professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, and publications, and they helped Chris through some difficult times.
“LaPutt was a leader, a creative, a giving and kind-hearted soul, a snarling-tiger when needed, and most of all, someone I consider a mentor and a friend.” - Fred Pessaro Music-Editor-at-Large VICE