Group show at SaraJane & Co.
Space at SaraJane & Co. is, let’s say, tight. But maneuver between the racks of Thrasher T-shirts and Dickies trousers and you’ll see walls covered with art, salon-style. This month, Bad Otis Link and more than a dozen of his creative friends blanket the Midtown shop’s vertical views. Mostly known for his gritty and dark pen-and-ink illustrations (including but not limited to serial-killer trading cards), Otis will show new ones along with his puppets and films, as well as a new painting called “Suicide Goddess.” Inspired by a girl he saw in Los Angeles who slashed her throat, she brandishes suicidal tools in her Lakshmi-like appendages in hellish surroundings.
Otis’ artist pals in this group showing have day jobs like tattoo artist (Clark North, Aaron Coleman), punk-band musician (Spencer Barsch, Joe Wood) and skater (Arab, John Cormack), among others. So that makes the show, let’s say, tight. Through September 11. 908 21st Street, (916) 446-8985, www.sarajaneandco.com.