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Ava Luna

Mixing pop, soul, and gospel in equal parts, Ava Luna is a favorite in the Brooklyn DIY scene and has toured across the Lower 48 as well as the European Union. And on August 2nd, 2011 all seven members gathered here at the Clocktower Gallery to play as part of our performance series, Above the Law, curated by Joe Ahearn. The Ava Luna sound has been compared to TV on the Radio, Dirty Projectors, Prince and Arab on Radar, and called by music critic Christopher Weingarten “beautiful, infectious, and damn-near indescribable.”



Clocktower Exhibits & Events


The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .