Photo by G.
Matt Berninger of The National
New York! Fuse the worlds of art and music on May 5, 2013 at PS1 as The National will be collaborating with Icelandic Artist Ragnar Kjartansson (whose 2010 exhibit was really cool – click link for pix) for a 6 hour performance which will feature The National singing their song “Sorrow” over and over for the duration of the performance which will not surprisingly be called “A Lot of Sorrow.” Interesting (even though Fischerspooner has done a similar installation), according 2 G. You can get tickets (which are only $15 plus service charges) at this link.
Photos of Dean West’s photos by G. Art by Dean West (photos) and Nathan Sawaya (Lego Sculptures).
In Pieces by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya
New York! Don’t even think about missing a really cool exhibit by photographer Dean West and Lego sculpture artist Nathan Sawaya entitled “In Pieces” at Avant Gallery in New York (located at 201 Mulberry Street).
Dean West/ Nathan Sawaya
It’s extremely hard to see in these photos so let me explain what is happening. In each of Dean West’s large scale photos, certain background objects are made out of Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures.
Lego Flip Flops!
Seeing the sculptures with the photographs in the same space is an extremely cool experience and it makes you wonder how they did it.
The model in the above photo is wearing a Lego dress and the dress is on display at the exhibit and it will certainly take your mind on a trip.
The floating Legos you see in this photo are suspended by wires and it’s just one of of many extremely cool works of art that definitely need to be seen in person to comprehend their awesomeness!
“In Pieces” is only showing until March 17, 2013, so waste no time and head over to 201 Mulberry Street and check it out!
Photos by G. Art by Tracey Emin.
Midnight Moments by Tracey Emin
Despite freezing rain mixed with light snow, artist Tracey Emin and about 100 fans attended a Valentine’s Day eve showing of her latest work “Midnight Moments” in New York’s Times Square on February 13, 2013. The visual valentine shows Tracey Emin’s animated words appearing on 14 Times Square Marquees (in all directions) from 11:57 PM through midnight nightly for the entire month of February 2013.
“I Promise To Love You”
Love What You Want
You can see the Times Square takeover at 11:57 PM through midnight if you head over to 47th Street and Broadway in New York during the entire month of February 2013.
Times Square Take Over!
Click on the next photo to get even more details about this one of a kind exhibit.
I Promise To Love You
I met Tracey Emin after the presentation was over and despite the nasty weather, she was very nice. She even let me get under her umbrella to stay dry whilst we took a photo. Thanks Tracey!
Tracey Emin and Geoffrey Dicker
Photos by G. Art by Sarah Joncas and Chris Haas, respectively.
New York! Head over to Last Rites Gallery for a pair of cool exhibitions. First up is “Taking Over” by Sarah Joncas. This is Sarah’s second exhibit at the gallery and it features 14 new paintings and one drawing. The figures she draws embrace the dark side of life and all appear to have an interesting back story that will leave you wondering where these people came from.
Also featured is Chris Haas’ “Waking the Dead” which are the coolest animal skulls you’ll ever see. It’s hard to see the details in these photos (read: go to Last Rites and see them in person!) but each one is so ornate, they look like the remains of a magical breed of animals.
Chris Haas (Partial Gallery View)
“Taking Over” by Sarah Joncas and “Waking The Dead” by Chris Haas are showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York (located at 511 W 33rd Street, between 10th and 11th) until January 12, 2013.
Photo by G.
MTA - Call For Artists
Hey New York City artists! Want to see your art featured in the subway? Go to the MTA’s official website and check out their commissioned artist programs. The next program must have submissions turned in by January 27, 2012 so don’t delay!