“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!

“Synthesa” by Erwin Wurm at Lehmann Maupin

Posted by The G on March 24, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Erwin Wurm.

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm

Check out the whimsical sculptures of Austrian artist Erwin Wurm in his exhibit “Synthesa” at Lehmann Maupin in New York.

Partial Gallery View

Partial Gallery View

You can read the press release here.

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm

“Synthesa” by Erwin Wurm at Lehmann Maupin (located at 540 West 26th Street) in New York is on view until April 19, 2014.

“Empire Peaks” by Michael Leavitt at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on November 25, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Michael Leavitt.

Kim Jong-il vs. Jabba The Hutt

Kim Jong-il vs. Jabba The Hutt

Two years ago, I fell in love with Seattle-based artist Michael Leavitt’s work.  In a show called “The Art Army Royalty” (See pictures here.  Link will open in new window), Leavitt’s sculptures of modern art world superstars perfectly captured the essence of each artist while transforming them into the style or work each artist is most famous for.  His latest exhibit “Empire Peaks” at Jonathan Levine Gallery finds Leavitt juxtaposing Star Wars characters with celebrities and historical figures.  Every single work in the exhibit is a stroke of genius.

Hillary Clinton/Stormtrooper, Angelina Jolie/Slave Girl Leia

Hillary Clinton/Stormtrooper, Angelina Jolie/Slave Girl Leia

Che Guevarra/Boba Fett

Che Guevarra/Boba Fett

Barack Obama / Lando Calrissian

Barack Obama / Lando Calrissian

Michael Jackson / Wicket

Michael Jackson / Wicket

Mike Tyson / Darth Maul

Mike Tyson / Darth Maul

Steve Jobs/C3PO, Albert Einstein/R2D2

Steve Jobs/C3PO, Albert Einstein/R2D2

As you can see, all of these works are brilliant.  You can enjoy them without being a Star Wars fan, but if you love Star Wars, you may find yourself squealing with delight as you peruse the exhibit.  What you cannot see from these photos is the extreme detail in each figure, so I urge you to see them in person.  You have until December 21, 2013, so do not delay!  The Jonathan Levine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street #9E in Manhattan.

Abraham Lincoln / Han Solo

Abraham Lincoln / Han Solo

A Trip to the Noguchi Museum

Posted by The G on June 8, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi.

Noguchi Museum

Noguchi Museum

If you are into sculptures, you should definitely take a trip to the Noguchi Museum in Queens.  The museum is quite large and features an outside sculpture garden which is very lovely and peaceful to visit.  In addition, the Noguchi Museum is conveniently located near the Socrates Sculpture Park.

Noguchi Museum

Noguchi Museum

There are literally hundreds of sculptures housed inside and outside of the museum and the presentation of these works is really cool.

outdoor garden at Noguchi Museum

outdoor garden at Noguchi Museum

Admission is only $10 and the docents there are happy to answer any questions you might have about the art or the life of Isamu Noguchi.

Noguchi Museum

Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard) in Long Island City and is open Wednesday – Sunday.  Check their website for more info.

Kenny Scharf – “Squirtz” at The Standard in New York

Posted by The G on March 23, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kenny Scharf.

Kenny Scharf - Squirtz

Kenny Scharf – Squirtz

New York!  Head over to the Standard Hotel in the Meat Packing District to see a really awesome sculpture by Kenny Scharf entitled “Squirtz.”

Kenny Scharf - Squirtz

Kenny Scharf – Squirtz

You can think of this sculpture as a teaser for Kenny’s upcoming exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery entitled “Kolors,” which opens on April 4, 2013.

Kenny Scharf - Squirtz

Kenny Scharf – Squirtz

 

 

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