Must See Art: Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy: “Rebel Dabble Babble”

Posted by The G on June 21, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Paul and Damon McCarthy.

Rebel Dabble Babble

Rebel Dabble Babble

The summer of Paul McCarthy in New York continues with a must see exhibit at the Chelsea location of Hauser & Wirth in Manhattan.  Collaborating with his son (!!!!),  the 18th Street gallery has been transformed by their joint exhibit “Rebel Dabble Babble.”  The giant gallery features a mock ‘behind the scenes’ look at the alleged relationships that took place during the making of the movie “Rebel Without A Cause.”  What you will see as you enter the gallery are movie theater sized projections of different scenes of sex acts, arguments, love fests and lots of disturbing images that will stick with you long after you’ve left the exhibit. The gallery was not fond of the use of photography, so let me try and set the scene for you:  In the center of the gallery, the “movie sets” reside and on the walls of the gallery and inside the sets, the scenes, not in chronological order, are projected.  When you get to the back room, you see a ton of still photos from the movie that the McCarthy’s have made.

Rebel Dabble Babble

Rebel Dabble Babble

Actor James Franco is in some of the scenes, playing James Dean– naturally.  If you click to enlarge the second photo, you will see him shoving something up another guy’s ass!   This exhibit is not for the squeamish or easily offended, and as I am neither of those things, I loved this exhibit and recommend you open your mind and check it out as well!  These pictures do not do justice to the experience you will have in person, so make sure to visit Hauser and Wirth, located at 511 West 18th Street in Manhattan.

Rebel Dabble Babble

Rebel Dabble Babble

Here’s the rundown of where you can see all the Paul McCarthy exhibits during the summer, and I encourage you to check them out!  “Rebel Dabble Babble” runs through July 26, 2013.

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“Sculptures” by Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth

Posted by The G on May 15, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Paul McCarthy.

Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth.  Looks just like what you think it looks like

Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth. Looks just like what you think it looks like.

If you are a fan of artist Paul McCarthy and you live in New York, you’re hitting the mother lode in May and June 2013.  Hauser and Wirth have two exhibits currently showing (and one will close and reopen with another in late June) and there additional sculptures and video installations on view.  Click on Hauser and Wirth’s website to get a full run down of what is happening and where.

Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth

Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth

As you can see from this photo, these sculptures are gargantuan in size and they are filled with McCarthy’s signature subversive imagery.  These aren’t the only two sculptures on display however.  There are many more on display and they need to be seen in person to really grasp the magnitude of how awesome this exhibit it.

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

“Sculptures” by Paul McCarthy is on display through June 1, 2013 at Hauser and Wirth’s new space in Chelsea (located at 511 West 18th Street).

As a bonus, this is what you get to look at as you enter Hauser and Wirth in Chelsea.

The entrance to Hauser and Wirth

The entrance to Hauser and Wirth

“Into One-Another To P.P.P.” by Berlinde De Bruyckere

Posted by The G on March 1, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Berlinde De Bruyckere.

Berlinde De Bruyckere

"Into One-Another To P.P.P." by Berlinde De Bruyckere. Now showing at Hauser and Wirth in NYC through April 23, 2011

Dedicated to the memory of legendary filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, Flemish artist Berlinde De Bruyckere is presenting new sculptures and drawings in an exhibit entitled “Into One-Another To P.P.P.” at Hauser and Wirth in New York.  The exhibit provides a rare insight into De Bruyckere’s creative process by exhibiting sketches in tandem with her sculptures.  The sculptures are made with wax, epoxy, iron, wood and glass. As you look at them, you not only see imagery of the human body but also of trees and nature thus intertwining the concept that everything will ultimately return to the source of all living things.

“Into One-Another To P.P.P.” is a small preview of a major international solo museum exhibition entitled “Mysterium Lieb:  Berlinde De Bruyckere in Dialogue with Cranach and Pasolini” that will travel to the Mortizburg Foundation in Germany, Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland and Kunsthalle Wien in Austria beginning in April 2011.  As my great fortune would have it, I had the opportunity to see Berlinde De Bruyckere speak about these amazing works as well as her upcoming exhibitions.  She mentioned that in each country, the exhibit will change!  Berlinde De Bruyckere also mentioned that even though the numbered sculptures are a variation of the exhibition’s title, each work has an entirely different meaning thus leaving the observer to wonder if the headless sculptures are struggling to stay intertwined or break apart.

“Into One-Another To P.P.P.” by Berlinde De Bruyckere is showing at Hauser and Wirth in New York until April 23, 2011.  Hauser and Wirth is located at 32 East 69th Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it.

After the jump, see a photo of the artist in front of her sketches from “Into One-Another To P.P.P.”

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