Make Skateboards Pop Up Skate Shop at I-20 Gallery

Posted by The G on July 24, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Video Projection (left), Curtis Kulig's "Love Me" (right)

New York!  If you love skating and art, combine these two disciplines at the I-20 Gallery.  Their pop-up art show/skate shop “Make Skateboards” feature boards that are usable, but also artistic in nature.

Artists participating in the show include: Michael Alan, Michael Anderson, Hawkins Bolden, Tony Bones, Slater Bradley, Carlton DeWoody, Chris Dorland, David Ellis, Orly Genger, Debra Hampton, Drew Heitzler, Horse Cycles, Grant Huang, Andrew Huston, Timothy Hutchings, Junk Prints, Jacob Kassay, Marina Kappos, KCDC, Sarah Kurz, Curtis Kulig, Wes Lang, L.A.N.D., Robert Lazzarini, Cameron Martin, Moris (Israel Meza Moreno), Scott Ogden, Olek, Erik Parker, Parts + Labor Workshop, Joyce Pensato, Portia & Manny, RePOP, Prophet Royal Robertson, Jenn Ruff, Tom Sanford, Eduardo Sarabia, Peter Saul, Bill Saylor, Kenny Scharf, Ivory Serra, Shelter Serra, MiYoung Sohn, Vincent Szarek, WHIT Clothing, Wood & Faulk and Michael Zahn.

Crocheted Skateboard by Olek.

Make Skateboards will be on display through September 17, 2011 at I-20 Gallery, located at  557 West 23rd Street, New York City. The show was conceived by artist and filmmaker Scott Ogden and organized in conjunction with Gallery Director, Jonathan Lavoie.

“Pretty on the Inside” at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Posted by The G on July 6, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Ahhhhh... by KAWS

Ahhhhh... by KAWS

The Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York is currently showing an exhibit called “Pretty on the Inside.”  The exhibit is organized by Erik Parker and KAWS.  Although I enjoyed all the art inside the exhibit, I struggled to find a thematic cohesion, so I’ll just snip what the press release tells you you are supposed to feel:  “At first glance, these artworks challenge the viewer through their visual intensity, but upon closer inspection, they reveal an inner beauty. Many of the artists included make ironic or subversive works, hijacking the language of cartoons and comics to both celebrate and criticize contemporary culture.”

Tony Matelli - Meat Head

Tony Matelli - Meat Head

The exhibit features works from 7 American artists: Todd James, KAWS, Tony Matelli, Erik Parker, Joyce Pensato, Peter Saul, and Karl Wirsum.  As I said before, I enjoyed all the art inside the exhibit even if I don’t agree with the literature that was handed to me.

Erik Parker - Untitled

Erik Parker - Untitled

“Pretty On The Inside” is showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York (located at 293 Tenth Avenue) until August 19, 2011.

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