Ain Cocke, a young artist currently based in Bejing, just opened first New York solo show, simply titled New Paintings, at Goff + Rosenthal Gallery last Friday. His “traditional,” Baroque-style portraits of World War I and II–era soldiers evoke a certain bygone era of intimacy among men which has disintegrated under the pressure of a broad array of new modern male identities. Goff+Rosenthal
This superstar artist alternates between photography and photo realistic painting. “Peoples feet get dirty even in very expensive shoes” she states. Her work has been seen as billboards as well as galleries and museums. Her work is about “what goes wrong” in our mindlessly consumerist, label and surface obsessed culture. One of my all time heroines.
Sorry to wax political kiddies, but our president just released an amazing video to the Islamic world, specifically Iran, wishing them happy Norouz, the Persian New Year.
This is real progress and Im just floored by it.
To think the Bush white house was making plans to attack Iran, and now we see this!
Reason and tolerance wins the day, at least for today.
Kudos Mr. President, for reaching out in an intelligent and dignified way to our proposed enemies!
Virtual Insanity is a group show exploring intimacy through technology and how it allows us to entertain and communicate, as well as create digital debris. Featuring 12 works by 8 artists that range from video to radio, painting and drawing to sculpture.
Lucky Dragons, Michael Bell-Smith, James Howard, Olaf Breuning, Kathy Grayson, Jill Magid, John Michael Boling and Tiffany Malakooti
Curated by Maxwell Williams
March 20 – April 19th 2009
Opening Reception Friday March 20th 7-10pm
103 Havemeyer st. store#2
Brooklyn, NY 11211
James Howard, Neuro transmitter
At Greene Contemportary, While diverse in the range and scale of work they present, the artists in Welcome to My World share similar approaches to their process, inspired by imagination to reinvent personal experiences, cultural identity, and fantasies into a visual language. The ad hoc combination of references and materials invites the viewer to enter both miniature and grandiose imaginary environments and situations, setting off on a journey of their own. Featuring the genius work of Jean-Pierre Roy (see below)
9 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002
Like other big names in the graffiti scene, Cycle was influenced firsthand by the writers who originated the famous New York City subway train style and he became an active part of its evolution. An avid drawer as a child, he nonetheless had to find his own way into making art, rebelling against established art forms and inventing new styles in graffiti and illustration over and over again to become one of the most skillful letter benders of our time. Cycle is known for experimentation and trying new things. The vast diversity of his graffiti pieces and illustrations often confuse people into thinking that he is more than one person. Veiw the entire interveiw on New York Arts Beat