“The Last Panda” by Rob Pruitt

Posted by The G on May 9, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Rob Pruitt.

"The Last Panda" by Rob Pruitt

“The Last Panda” by Rob Pruitt

May 8, 2013 was a special night in New York as there was the opening of the first new Jeff Koons exhibit in a decade in New York but also a one night pop up exhibit of “The Last Panda” by Rob Pruitt.  The exhibit took place at 436 West 15th Street in a building that looked like it had been abandoned for quite a while.  It was pitch black inside the space save for a light towards the back of the building that shone on 2 works by Rob Pruitt.

Rob Pruitt's "The Last Panda"

Rob Pruitt’s “The Last Panda”

Apparently the first 100 guests got free T-shirts and ice-cream but I was getting my Jeff Koons on so I missed it.  But I am glad I saw the art because I love Rob Pruitt.

“Trash Landing” by Nate Lowman

Posted by The G on June 12, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Nate Lowman.

"Trash Landing" by Nate Lowman at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York. Now showing through June 18, 2011.

Nate Lowman’s latest exhibit “Trash Landing” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York continues the artist’s trend of observing modern life and depicting it in art.  For example, the above diptych of Jane Fonda and Joan Rivers links the two women as icons of American narcissism.  Throughout the exhibit, you’ll see the world’s obsession with violence, celebrity and inevitable collapse in a cleverly organized mixed-media exhibit.

At the bank of the gallery, after you pass through a bank teller window that has been shot at multiple times, you’ll see Nate Lowman’s homage to William DeKooning’s “Marilyn Monroe” as there are approximately 20 paintings, only with slight differences but in varying sizes.

Partial Gallery View

“Trash Landing” by Nate Lowman is showing at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (located at 620 Greenwich Street in New York) through June 18, 2011.

Lunch with Jerry Saltz

Posted by The G on March 13, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

Jerry Saltz and Geoffrey Dicker

Jerry Saltz, delicious Tortilla Soup�and G

Who says Twitter is completely useless?  The other day when checking my feed, I saw a tweet from art critic Jerry Saltz that he’d be at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise forRirkrit Tiravanija’s 3 part exhibit (“Fear Eats the Soul,” “Tshirtnotshirt.com” and “Soupnosoup.com and he invited his followers to come join him for lunch.  Did you really think I was going to pass up a chance to meet a 3 time Pulitzer Prize nominee who is the encyclopedia of art critique and knowledge?  Not a chance!

Pictures from the exhibit:

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Fear Eats The Soul by Rirkrit Tiravanija

Tshirtnotshirt.com

The T-shirts being made featured slogans such as: “Less Oil More Courage,” “Free China From Tibet,” “Bring On The Lobsters,” and “Rich Bastards Beware.”  Genius, according2g.

The final part of the exhibit was in the legendary kitchen at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.  “Soupnosoup.com” featured some of the best Tortilla Soup I’ve ever consumed for the bargain price of $1 (just to cover expenses).

Soupnosoup.com

As my friend and I ordered our Tortilla Soup, Jerry Saltz asked if he could join us.  What an incredible experience!  I found it hard to converse about serious topics when the food we were eating was so delicious, but I got the chance to tell him what a big fan I am and he was extremely nice.  Thanks again Jerry!

“Fear Eats The Soul,” “Tshirtnotshirt.com” and “Soupnosoup.com” by Rirkrit Tiravanija are showing at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York through April 16, 2011.  Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is located at 620 Greenwich Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it (and bring an empty stomach when you come visit).  You can follow Jerry Saltz on Twitter @jerrysaltz and According2g @according2g.

An Encounter with Rob Pruitt

Posted by The G on January 10, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Rob Pruitt and Nate Lowman.

Rob Pruitt and G

I love artist Rob Pruitt’s work so much!  If you are unfamiliar with it, check out a few photos from his exhibit “Pattern and Degradation.”  After viewing, I’m sure you’ll be as big a fan as I am.  Rob Pruitt is currently featured in a collaborative project at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York called “Bed Bugs.”  The exhibit also features the work of Nate Lowman in conjunction with Maccarone Inc.  Rob was not crazy about taking a photo with me, but he did oblige and I got the chance to tell him how much I love his work, which definitely made my day!  Thanks again Rob!  I really appreciate it.

Bedbugs by Rob Pruitt and Nate Lowman. Now showing at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in NYC through February 19, 2011

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is located at 620 Greenwich Street in New York.

Mouth and Foot Painting by Joe Bradley

Posted by The G on January 9, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Joe Bradley.

Mouth and Foot Painting by Joe Bradley. Now showing at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in NYC through February 19, 2011

Artist Joe Bradley is on fire!  At age 35, his work has been shown in exhibits and galleries across the world, including the Whitney Biennial.  His latest exhibit “Mouth and Foot Painting” is on display at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in Manhattan and you should check it out! Bradley’s work is intentionally shoddy, but the canvases are gigantic and look great in person.

I attended the opening night gala reception for “Mouth and Foot Painting” and I was fortunate enough to meet the artist.  He was extremely nice!  See a photo of my encounter with Joe Bradley after the jump.

“Mouth and Foot Painting” by Joe Bradley is showing at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise through February 19, 2011.� Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is located at 620 Greenwich Street in Manhattan.

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