Since she graduated from VCS a couple years ago, Brooke Latham has been working as Gallery Manager and Archivist for Martos Gallery at 41 Elizabeth Street in Lower Manhattan. Recently. Brooke told me about May 68, a book and record shop organized by curator and critic Bob Nickas that’s open in the gallery’s front room every Tuesday through Sunday. The shop has a very eclectic selection of items (thinking back to my Altered States: Ritual, Magic, and Meditation art history course, she mentioned an LP by Sun Ra and the book Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, and you can see a lot of other interesting things in the screenshots from the may68newyork Instagram shown above and below).
In addition to their stock, the space also features work from a different artist each month; the current show is a two-person exhibition of works by Amy O’Neill and Virginia Overton.