“Foodhist Temple” by Peter Anton at Unix Gallery

Posted by The G on April 6, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Peter Anton.

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

Namaste!  Welcome to the temple!  Artist Peter Anton has created a very tantalizing new exhibit at Unix Gallery in New York entitled “Foodhist Temple” and you will not want to miss it.  At the entrance to the gallery, which has been completely covered in red carpeting with the walls painted red, you are asked to take your shoes off.

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

As you walk inside the shrine, instead of seeing your typical religious fare, you see life-like (but larger than life) sculptures of what Americans really worship these days – FOOD!  Bacon, donuts, pizza, hamburgers, chocolates as well as cake are on display. For those who want to have a “foodhist religious experience” (so to speak), pillows have been laid out across the gallery/temple floor, so the viewer can spend time worshiping these objects.

People worshiping cake

People worshiping cake

As you can see in this picture, the sculptures are enormous, and yet look life like.  Peter Anton used resin, metal, wood, clay and acrylic for the works in this show.

Bacon Thing of the Day:  Gail Worley in front of a sculpture of bacon.

Bacon Thing of the Day: Gail Worley in front of a sculpture of bacon.

Again, to show you the perspective of how big these sculptures are, here’s a picture of Gail Worley worshiping at the altar of bacon.  This is definitely the Bacon Thing of the Day.

Life is like a box of chocolates...

Life is like a box of chocolates…

“Foodhist Temple” by Peter Anton is on display until May 9, 2015 at Unix Gallery (located at 532 West 24th Street) in Manhattan.

Amen!

Must See: “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner

Posted by The G on November 22, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Yayoi Kusama.

Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner

Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner

If you live in New York, don’t even think about missing a mind-blowing trio of exhibits by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama entitled “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven.”  The 3 David Zwirner galleries (on 519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street) have paintings, videos and mirrored room installations that will blow your mind.  In the photo above, you walk into a mirrored room (and please note – there will probably be a wait to enter, but it is worth it!) and colorful tentacles hang from the ceiling.  The mirrored room gives the effect that the tentacles go on forever and as the colors change every few moments, it will definitely make your head expand!

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

27 new large scale (and extremely trippy) paintings are on display and I didn’t even bother to post close ups because you simply must see this exhibit in person.

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

A video installation in a mirrored room shows a 1 minute video of Kusama performing her song “A Manhattan Suicide Addict” and it looks as if it goes on to infinity (see the video here).

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Last but not least, there are also some sculptures on display.

“I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner is showing through December 21, 2013.  Do not miss it!

“Burn All Crayons” by Greg Haberny at Lyons Wier Gallery

Posted by The G on September 22, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Greg Haberny.

Greg Haberny

Greg Haberny

You had me at the first sentence of the press release:  “In a nutshell, “Burn All Crayons” is the artist’s first-hand account of the over medication of our youth.”  It goes on to say, “[the exhibit] exemplifies and amplifies Greg Haberny’s concerns about society’s preoccupation and over-zealous practice of prescribing pills as the panacea.”  When you walk inside of the Lyons Wier Gallery and feast your eyes on “Burn All Crayons,” you will see a plethora of humorous jabs at society, the instant gratification generation, the ‘distract the public with shiny objects’ mentality and also the effects of medication without dealing with our problems.

Greg Haberny

Greg Haberny

The ceiling of the gallery is filled with pencils that have been flung into the ceiling (see last photo for closeup) and it’s just one tiny fraction of this must see exhibit.

Partial Gallery Shot

Partial Gallery Shot

By the time you leave the gallery, hopefully you will have laughed a lot and also be appalled at the current status of society.  Maybe just maybe it will inspire you to become the change you want to see in the world.

Greg Haberny 5

Greg Haberny

“Burn All Crayons” by Greg Haberny is showing at Lyons Wier Gallery through October 6, 2013.  The gallery is located at 524 West 24th Street.  You can find out more here.

The Ceiling

The Ceiling

 

Obsession by Cary Kwok

Posted by The G on January 16, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Cary Kwok.

Obsession by Cary Kwok. Now showing at the FLAG Art Foundation in New York through January 29, 2011

When I set foot in the FLAG Art Foundation in New York, it was my first exposure to the work of London based artist Cary Kwok.  His exhibit “Obsession” is cleverly titled as his works show obsessive detail in the fact that the medium he uses is ball point pen!  The image above is an actual shoe, colored meticulously by Cary Kwok.  The exhibit features renderings of models and homo erotic images.  Definitely worth a visit, if that’s your sort of thing.

See some NSFCMP (not safe for closed minded people) images after the jump.  You can also see some PG rated pictures and Gail’s reflections of this exhibit on The Worley Gig.

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