Joe Ovelman's queer wacky beauty

Joe Ovelman opened a really, really great photography and video show at Daniel Silverstein Gallery last night.

We've followed Joe's work, and enjoyed living with a lot of it at home from the very first time he exhibited, so we were not surprised by the beauty, the intelligence, and the sometimes barely controlled, exhuberent queer wackiness, but the individual and total effect of his images in that space is spectacular.

The installation is brilliant, and, as in his studio layouts and his extraordinary but ephemeral indoor and outdoor and guerilla installations, his redefinition of Silverstein's white box on 21st Street is clearly a part of his art.