Thursday, March 12, 2009

2 Sweet Art Shows! (Present and Future)

Last weekend . . .

Saw a great show last Friday...(maybe Sat)? at Deitch projects. No, not Ryan McGuinness (though the welded aluminum sculpture that you see on the front page his website is nice), that show is old news and frankly everyone I know was bored with it at first sight. The night's redemption came in the form of Jon Kessler's show at smaller Deitch space just right around the corner. Mad contraptions, junkily put together; video cameras, projectors, LCD monitors, and least one Ken doll who's ass was programmed to continually scrape around the floor in a circular motion.

I took a picture of this stunningly creepy part of the exhibition, which is set to peer out of the front window at passersby:



Part Jesus, part scary bum (note the I Love NY tee), part animatronic Santa Claus, part fundamentalist, Socrates maybe? But all creepy in a good way. Thanks Deitch.


ON to the future......!

Tomorrow Dana Schutz has a show opening in Chelsea at Zach Feuer (link is to Zach Feuer site). She loves to paint (bold and bizarre) and it shows - the work is always exciting, so go see it already!!

This painting is not from this show, it is from an exhibition in Germany in 2008, but it is so fucking cool... It is called "Singed Picnic".



the end

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