Artist Chloe Wise created this sculpture of a Jewish Star (AKA Star of David) out of delicious crispy Bacon! You can see this amazing (and tasty) artwork as part of The Last Brucennial group art exhibit on now through April 4th, 2014 in a huge street level space located at the corner of 837 Washington and West 13th Streets. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Watch for further coverage of our visit to The Last Brucennial coming to The Gig in the next few days!
Please don’t eat these shoes! Creating works that are very similar to the art of contemporary sculptor Scott Hove, designer Chris Campbell has expertly painted and sculpturally enhanced dozens of pairs of Jimmy Choux shoes so that they appear to be decorated with the accoutrements of a fancy bakery cake! Clever and beautiful, but definitely not edible!
Chris sells his visually delectible creations at his own shop, The Shoe Bakery which appears to be located in Orlando Florida, but who knows. With prices that are very reasonable at just $60 for a pair of flats to $200 for the high heels – I’d say these are not only a fashion bargain but a unique investment for art collectors as well!
Read more and see additional photos of these deliciously collecitble shoes at This Link!
Thanks to Geoffrey for the Tip!
Here’s another one of Sebastian Errazuriz’s “Shoe Sculptures” from his 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers Exhibit seen at the most recent Art Basel in Miami. The Heart Breaker shoe is, in a word: Brilliant. But also, ultimately wearable.
Casting and plating the objects in unlikely materials — resin, plaster, platinum, silicone and copper — Shelter Serra strips them of their intended functionality. He highlights their underlying cultural symbolism and transforms branded products into objects of aesthetic contemplation, offering a new perspective on materialism in today’s society. Serra states, “refining an aesthetic and making beautiful objects, whether that be a dress, bag or sculpture is a celebration of pure creativity and personal vision.”
Available from the PK (Paul Kasmin) Shop Located at 511 West 27th Street for $3500.
If you enjoy minimalism and looking at sculptures that resemble bare bones architectural scale models, then you will go apeshit over the current Sol Lewitt exhibit, Horizontal Progressions now at PACE Gallery.
They are what they are. Be sure to stop in to the adjacent gallery to see PACE’s new Keith Sonneir exhibit, which will make the trip to West 25th Street worthwhile.
Sol Lewitt’s Horizontal Progressions will be on Exhibit Through February 22nd, 2014 at Pace Gallery, Located at 534 West 25th Street, NYC in the Chelsea Gallery District. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The Charles Clary exhibit at Nancy Margolis has been up since December, but the opening reception wasn’t until January 9th. So I don’t feel too out of it that I had my first chance to stop by this past week on the way to Cheim and Read, and could not resist snapping few photos of his colorful and delicately structured artworks for the blog.
This is the first exhibition for Clary ( a Tennessee native) with Nancy Margolis Gallery. These intriguing constructions are created from towers of layered, brightly colored paper. The sculptures, precise and labor-intensive, reveal a phenomenal color sensibility and an original expression distinctly his own.
Exact cuts and layered stacks of thin paper make up his geometric volumes of variegated textures and sinewy shapes. Forms are reminiscent of microbial colonies, sound waves, fractals and topographical landscapes. The collected sculptures in the photo directly above remind me of chunks of driftwood on the beach.
A palette of rainbow like colors playfully invite viewers to venture into the vivid creative world of Clary’s sculptures, ever-expanding, pulsing, and surreal.
I really enjoyed photographing these sculptures, which are even more vibrantly colorful in person. Check them out before the exhibit closes in just under 2 weeks.
Sculptures By Charles Clary will be on Exhibit through February 1st, 2014 at Nancy Margolis Gallery, Located at 523 W 25th St. New York NY 10001. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10: 00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Adam Green used to be part of the “Anti-Folk” duo known as Moldy Peaches, a “Band” whose music was just not that good. Just being honest here. But I can’t hate on Adam Green for his responsibility in making Moldy Peaches a thing, because the guy is just too cool and hilarious to not be crazy about. As a visual and performance artist, Green strikes that perfect balance of being serious without taking himself seriously. His current exhibit, Hot Chicks by Adam Green & Friends is lots of fun. Here are some photos from the show, accompanied by my insightful commentary.
Right off the bat, I have to give Adam credit for making a lot of drawings for the show.
The first part of Hot Chicks is comprised of Adam’s interpretations of women, or specifically: juvenile, cubist-inspired “figure” drawings with lots of boobs and weenies in them. The weenies make me think there may be some dudes involved also, but I guess that is open to the viewer’s interpretation. Maybe they are not Weenies but just very long thin Boobs: Discuss.
This one reminds me of Princess Leia.
I love that he changed it up by throwing in this sculpture, while maintaining the cohesive feel of the show as a theme.
This one I believe shows the strong influence of Picasso or Mondrian in Adam’s distinctive style.
That looks like a Peen to me, but maybe it is a leg or arm. Please excuse the unintended image of the gallery’s fluorescent strip lights as they reflect off the glass. How gritty.
The second part of the show features fun works by some of Adam’s friends. I am a little bit jealous that he has such cool friends that can at least pretend to make art.
Here is a Hot Chick from bona fide artist Todd James, whose work is pretty rad. This was probably my favorite piece in the entire show.
Collage Art By Macaulay Culkin
Big Bird as a sort of Dominatrix, By Johnny T. Yerington (AKA Adam Green)
Art By Har Mar Superstar
Art By Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development
Worleygig’com gives this exhibit Two Boobs Up.
Hot Chicks By Adam Green And Friends will be on Exhibit through January 31st, 2014 at The Hole, Located at 312 Bowery (at 2nd Street), NYC. Visit The Hole NYC for Gallery Hours and More Information.