“I created the space to host different things other than hair,” Glen Goldbaum told redbankgreen a few years back, in discussing Lambs and Wolves, the sister salon to his original Glen Goldbaum 72 on Bridge Avenue in Red Bank.
“I thought, ‘Why does this have to be just a hair salon?’”
True to his concept, the celebrated stylist has used the walls, counters and couches of his space at 66-D Bridge as a storefront gallery for art happenings, fantasy-inspired dress-up parties, “Literary Vixens” book events and (most recently) an “Art Inspired Makeup Demo,” in conjunction with the first ArtWalk event organized by the Monmouth County Arts Council.
Saturday, August 13, Lambs and Wolves plan to host an opening reception for a new exhibit — this one spotlighting the work of a creative visualizer who, it can be said, really sticks to his craft.
Organized under the title “Tape Babes,” the solo installation features a “Series of Adhesive Studies and Illustrations” by Zachary Cavaluzzi, a young alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Technology whose work will be receiving its first-ever solo show spotlight at Goldbaum’s salon.
Where the “adhesive studies” come into play is through the artist’s novel use of sticky tape — in all colors, widths and textures — as the medium with which he “paints” his sexy vignettes and other images. They’re boldly outlined and vividly colored works supercharged by pop art, comics and commercial illustration influences.
As the artist explains it, his work with tape “came from experimenting with large-scale line and shape. The tape is repositionable before varnish and is ideal for accurate line, shape and proportion. After varnish, the image becomes fully saturated and highly boldened.”
Getting underway at 7:30 p.m. (with the artwork remaining on display during regular business hours at Lambs and Wolves), the free public-welcome reception promises Goldbaum’s signature mix of stimulating visuals, engaging conversation, and casually sophisticated atmosphere — a perfect appetizer for a night on the town, and an intriguing intro to one of Red Bank’s just-below-radar treasures.