Connor Harrington, Eat and Delete Show
27th September - 4th October 2014
Old Gym, 268 Mulberry Street
Fantastic show! We been fans of Conor’s work for years and like proud parents we went to his reception last night. The work is stunningly beautiful. The show is hung from wires and lit dramatically with spot lights. The reception was more like a art event. Steve really knows how to throw a party.
Street Art—And lots of it! Happening Thursday night on the West and East sides. RaiseArt has a show with a prolific stable of street artists working their magic, including Adam Dare and one of my favorites, Whisbe. Lazarides has brought Conor Harrington to the LES for a one month show featuring films, walls (Rivington and Suffolk) and a new suite of realistic paintings. That show opens on Saturday September 27th.
Adam Dare, Whisbe, Kennedy Yanko & Steven Cogle
A curious Cast of Subjects Presents:
516 West 25th Street
Itís Under the Thingy
Freight + Volume
530 West 24th Street
345 Broome Street
Station 16 Gallery from Montreal
Eat and Delete
268 Mulberry Street
All the Galleries are Open—A lot of great openings last week and very few this week. Plenty of great art to see. Stand-out show is Roxy Paine at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Made entirely out of wood, the show features a forced-perspective room made entirely out of wood that depicts an airport security station. Mind bending. Check it out.
Wayne White, Invisible Ruler
Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 West 28th
September 11- October 11th
Nina of the Joshua Liner gallery was kind enough to invite me to a preview of Wayne White’s Invisible Ruler show yesterday. The show includes Wayne’s signature word paintings, works on paper done during his resedency at the Rauschenberg Foundation and a 15-foot kinetic sculpture.
We here at West of Dirty are huge fans and in fact we made the 6+ hour round trip journey to York, PA to see his show “Foe” last April. Three of the Civil War sculpture heads from “Foe” can be seen in Joshua Liner. Last nights reception was a big hit with the artist on hand to meet.
Wayne White is in the House!— Joshua Liner Gallery has a great show featuring Wayne White of the early fame (Set decorator for the Pee Wee Herman Show) This will be a fun show with giant sized puppets from his residency in York, PA along with his brilliant word paintings. Show of the night. Check it out. (1)
Michael DeFeo September 4 - 20th
The Flower Guy had a great reception for his show “A Pocket Full of Posies” last night at the Rush Arts Gallery. This is the first exhibition focusing on Michael’s flower paintings. The paintings depict flowers both blooming and wilting simultaneously. It was fun to finally face to his iconic street flower.
Brian Calvin September 4 - October 4
This is Brian’s forth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery. In this latest show the Los Angeles-based artist presents paintings of closely cropped faces and or just mouths. Isolating and focusing on the lips as a way to alter the context of the face.
Nick Cave, Jack Shainman Gallery
213 20th and 524 24th Street
Wow, I’m a little star struck here. I actually ran into Nick Cave at the 20th st gallery. I stopped by to see Nicks two shows “Made for Whites by Whites”, depicting racially charged pieces made from black memorabilia and “Rescue” which showcases pieces made from antique ceramic dogs.
Piano stool stands out for me since the stool in this piece comes from the Maudslay Estate in Newburyport, MA where we are from.
Thanks Nick for the selfie !
DALeast fans lining up for tonight’s reception. Don’t miss this one!
Art’s BAAACK— Chinese muralist DALeast has a solo show at Jonathan Levine which should be packed. Flower graffiti and sticker slapper, Michael De Feo (The Flower Guy) is having a show at Rush Arts on the 3rd floor. Roxy Paine is showing at Marianne Boesky with a room sized work called Checkpoint. Fabricated from wood, this airport security checkpoint should be amazing to see in person. Check it out!