The Lighter Project

May 17th 6-8 pm

Exit9 Gift Emporium  
51 Avenue A, NY 10009

This event is in celebration of Lower East Side History Month! See the full schedule of events at  #eastvillageloves

Join us at Exit9 as we exhibit Steve Ellis's Ignited Lighter Project.  Come peruse this unique collection of lighters dawning portraits of a myriad of East Village's very own local celebrities.  

Some of the many artists & performers included in Steve's lighter project are: Debbie Harry, Amanda Lepore, Dean Johnson, Dirty Martini, Patricia Field, Luna, Penny Arcade, Murray Hill, Dick Manitoba, Taylor Meade, World Famous Bob, Kembra Pfahler and Scotty the Blue Bunny just to name a few.   They're only $5 each!  #eastvillageloves

Photo: Les Stone

Photo: Les Stone

Steve Ellis is a painter and sculptor working in New York City's Lower East Side and the Catskills, NY. His representational technique uses pop culture iconography to explore various issues including contemporary consumerism, idolatry, the environment and the death of print media.
His series have investigated the transitory beauty of American popular culture, featuring consumer detritus such as torn magazines, broken high-heeled shoes, crashed cars and cigarette lighters.