Back when Alife was formed, it was orginally done so as an art collective. June will see a new direction from the New York founded brand with the opening of their new Gallery space entitled Alife Presents, located on Rivington St opposite the Alife NYC location.

The first show will be June 11th in NYC and will feature Photographer and filmmaker Kai Regan. Check out the details in the flyer and stay tuned for coverage from the event.

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ALIFE is pleased to announce RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, an exhibition by photographer/filmmaker Kai Regan. The show is a solo installation around rebellion and the belief that one should never settle or be scared to express their frustrations and anger with the status quo. The exhibit includes all new photographs and sculptures. The work is displayed in a site-specific environment created for the occasion with the help of New York graffiti writer EARSNOT of the IRAK crew. 

Under our law, “reckless endangerment” is a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn’t required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions. 

The show is a dialogue between destruction and creation. With it, Regan shows that by way of destruction, one creates change, stimulation, and ultimately evolution. 

Artist Statement: “Behind the various sides of destruction lies intent and therefore this show also examines that concept together with cause and effect. Depending on intent a political riot can provoke change, but it can just as easily destroy the cause it stood for. This show examines your intent, the line you walk, or destroy, coupled with an understanding of the balance of both destruction and creation.” 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a large-format catalog of Regan’s featured photographs and others not on display, as well as a small T-shirt collection representing the Reckless Endangerment theme. 

Regan’s exhibition marks the grand opening of the ALIFE PRESENTS space and ALIFE’s return to the production of ALIFE art exhibits which, over the years, have included some of this generation’s most notable pop and contemporary young artists. 

The opening reception will take place on June 11th from 7 to 8pm, and a private reception for the artist will be held that same night. Both events are in association with, and hosted by, Index Magazine and Belvedere Vodka.