Tag Archive | Jim Kempner Fine Art

John Grande’s Oh You Pretty Things at Jim Kempner Fine Art

Damien Hirst By John Grande
Damien Dot: Portrait of Damien Hirst by John Grande (All Photos By Gail)

Wedged between viewing rad new art by both Lynda Benglis and Herb Alpert, we popped into Jim Kempner on 23rd and 10th during last Thursday’s Art Crawl to check out a very fun exhibit. Taking Appropriation Art to a hilarious new level, painter John Grande presents his new series of portraits depicting pop culture icons superimposed with the distinctive design of Damien Hirst’s famous Spot Paintings. That Hirst himself is honored in the show is pure brilliance.

Ian Curtis By John Grande
Ian Dot

Some of the celebrities featured in the series include Whitney Houston, Truman Capote, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and Andy Warhol. The portraits are borrowed from Richard Avedon and other renowned photographers. He must have had a good time dealing with all of the licensing!

Judy Garland By John Grande
Judy Dot

Whitney Houston By John Grande
Whitney Dot

Jim Kempner is the rare gallery that always has a few things going on in addition to their featured exhibit, so drop by next time you are in the neighborhood.

Kurt Cobain By John Grande
Kurt Dot

John Grande’s Oh You Pretty Things Will be on Exhibit through February 23rd, 2014 at Jim Kempner Fine Art, Located at 501 West 23rd Street, on the Northwest corner of 23rd Street and Tenth Avenue in the Chelsea Gallery District, NYC.

Jimi Hendrix By John Grande
Jimi Dot

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New Works By Carole A. Feuerman at Jim Kempner Fine Art

Feuerman Swimmer On Ball
All Photos By Gail

Sculptress Carole A. Feuerman is world-renowned for her hyper-realistic, cast resin and oil painted sculptures of swimmers and bathers. They are really quite breathtaking. Jim Kempner Fine Art is currently hosting a show of Carole’s new works entitled The Golden Mean which has sculptures ranging in size from very tiny to large than life. Here are few pieces from the show.

Feuerman Swimmer Small
She even paints water droplets on the skin – very cool!

Feuerman Swimmers Balancing 2

You can read more about the exhibit at This Link.

Carole A Feuerman’s The Golden Mean runs through June 29th, 2013 at Jim Kempner Fine Art located at 501 West 23rd Street, on the Northwest corner of 23rd Street and Tenth Avenue in the Chelsea Gallery District, NYC.

Carol A Feuerman Sign

Critical Condition Group Show at Jim Kempner Fine Art

Kempner Exit7 78 Bob Seng
Exit 778 By Bob Seng (All Photos By Gail)

In addition to new works by Carol A. Feuerman, Jim Kempner Fine Art also has a small group show on its lower level featuring works by four contemporary artists: GILF, Bob Seng, Adam Taye and Robert Attanasio (who curated the show).

Kempner GILF Naked Emperors
GILF, Children of a Wiser Day (2013)

I like this one, because I often feel the same way.

Kempner Pink Slip Tape
Above Painting By Robert Attanasio

Critical Condition Runs through July 13th, 2013 at Jim Kempner Fine Art, located at 501 West 23rd Street, on the Northwest corner of 23rd Street and Tenth Avenue in the Chelsea Gallery District, NYC.