Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Knock Knock: Who's There? That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

David Kramer

Knock Knock: Who's There? That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore, at Fred Torres, through April 24th.

David Humphrey, Dogs and Chicks. He had another one called Puppies.

Dogs and Chicks... stuffed animals encased in something hard like plaster... with heads, tails, beaks, and paws exposed. CHIMERAS!

Justin Cooper
Justin Cooper

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Arbitrariness of Signs

Robert Visani

The Arbitrariness of Signs, curated by Sara Reisman, at Momenta, through April 19th.

Jane Benson and Robert Melee. Loved her show at Thierry Goldberg.

Richard Artschwager. Splatter Table. This is the same piece that was in Prefab at Gagosian uptown.

Only went to the opening and it was WAY too crowded to get any other good shots of the art. Was really into trying to figure out the Sheree Hovsepian photo... thought it was like an Anne Collier.. but it was hard (for me) to figure out if it was a straight studio shot or if it was photoshopped. Guess it was photoshopped(?).. and I still like it!

Sara Reisman
Sara Reisman, with Jane Benson's piece.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Abstract Masters at Anita Shapolsky

Ed Clark, Red, Black and Blue Movement, 2009. Nice discussion of Ed Clark in the comments of this 12/15/08 post.

African American Abstract Masters, at Anita Shapolsky Gallery, through April 24. There is a concurrent show at Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba... I'll post some photos of that next week. All the work - plus or minus a few pieces - will be shown together in November at Opalka Gallery in Albany.

Joe Overstreet, Black Star Line, 1990.

Betty Blayton and Joe Overstreet. Blayton had this cool piece at a show in Albany.

The exhibition space is Anita's home.

Anita Shapolsky... getting ready to go to the fair.

Joe Overstreet, Pearl River, 2003.

Painted and collaged on screen mesh... like that big piece in the excellent Zwirner show... the painted lines and collage elements cast shadows on the wall.

Shazam... paint fills in the squares and creates a zig-zag lightning bolt line.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dave Miko

Dave Miko. The paintings on the shelf-painting/sculpture are reversible... you are welcome to switch them around.

Dave Miko
Dave Miko in the Company of Friends, at Mitchell Algus - Dave Miko is showing his work together with that of a bunch of friends.

Not sure when the show closes, I think it may have been extended.

Dave Miko

One of the artists - think it's Ben Berlow - has a small box of same-sized works on paper, you can sit down and look through them all.

This piece, and a similar one, was in Miko's show at Wallspace in 2008. Cool to see it again, being used.

RELATED: Craig Olson on Dave Miko's Wallspace show, for The Brooklyn Rail.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

cool kids

2 cuties.

train glam.

different day, different group of kids. it isn't paint, it's ink, and it won't dry so it gets on anything it touches. his neck is green.

on the platform, waiting for the train.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sara Klar

Sara Klar, at Sideshow. Closes March 28th.

Sara Klar

Rich Timperio
Rich Timperio is Sideshow.

Nils Karsten and Astrid Bowlby.

Sara Klar

Sara Klar
Sara Klar

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jessica Jackson Hutchins


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, at Laurel Gitlen. Closes March 28th.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins, with Laurel Gitlen, at Armory Show. Laurel Gitlen is/was Small A Projects.

Saw Jessica Jackson Hutchins at four different places in one week - solo show at Derek Eller, with Laurel Gitlen at the Armory, solo show at Laurel Gitlen, at the Whitney Biennial.

The couch in the Whitney was the only clunker... heavy-handed and a bad pairing with that photojournalism... but the other shows were all excellent.

at Armory.

at Laurel Gitlen.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
german speed skater

at Laurel Gitlen.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins, at Derek Eller. Closes March 27th.

Maurizio Cattelan was there and bought a piece... he asked for a discount.

at Derek Eller.

at Derek Eller.

at Derek Eller.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Time Tunnel, at Charlie Horse

Rich Porter, Cumulus, 2010

Time Tunnel, curated by Pali Kashi, at Charlie Horse - whoah this closed fast... sorry did not realize it was such a short show or I'd have posted photos sooner.

Jeff Davis

stitches... some girl's jeans... nice. waaah it's blurry.

Leif Ritchey, Amethyst Spider, 2010

Pali Kashi
Pali Kashi