Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Martin Bromirski

Humberto, God of Knowledge and Rapture, 1991

Two Potatoes Two Worlds, 1989
Celestial Potato, 1989

from Circus on Mars, 2008

Texas Potatoes, 1989

Untitled, 2006

Martin Bromirski's show, Circus on Mars is up now at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. The works are hung in an old carriage house and it closes on Nov. 2. See a discussion with Martin about the show and his work in the comments...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jonathan Horowitz

Rainbow American Flag on Pink Field of Jasper in the Style of Artist's Boyfriend, 2007, acrylic and glitter on linen, 66” x 49”

Three Rainbow American Flags for Jasper in the Style of the Artist's Boyfriend, 2005, glitter and oil on linen, 31” x 45¾” x 5”
images courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Because Modern Art Notes is currently doing a series on the flag in contemporary art, I thought I would post what I think are two of the great examples by Jonathan Horowitz. I also posted on the BuzzFeed page specific to this project, saying "Jonathan Horowitz's take on the Johns flag turns a sign-of-a-sign into a sign of the times. Looking like a glittered birthday cake or a flea market t-shirt, his America is alive with ambivalence. It's garish but personal, tasteless, but honest."

His current show, Obama '08 is up now at Gavin Brown's enterprise, complete with an over-sized Hillary Clinton figurine, celebratory balloons, and an homage to the Hall of Presidents.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Jaime Gecker

I will do a typically Old Gold post and interview soon with Jaime Gecker. In the meantime, check out these fresh new works and her new website for many more. Also see her sculpture from The Longest Day and work in Perfect Strangers.

Renoir Times Two, 2008, ink jet photo,collage and spray paint on paper
12 ¼” x 8 7/8”

Geode, 2007, ink jet photo,collage and spray paint on paper, 4” x 6”
3 Steps, 2007, photo transfer and latex paint on canvas, 10" x 12"
Generation, 2007, polaroid film and collage, 4” x 4”
Ernestine, 2007, polaroid film and collage, 4” x 4”
, 2008, photo transfer and latex paint on canvas, 12” x 16”

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Eunice Kim

Eunice Kim’s show Moon the Magic Loser, now up at Canada, might look something you've seen before, but there are many subtle surprises. On paper, you have a grouping of thrift store objects placed in a gallery where old New York Times cover the wall. Instead of being too clean or deliberate (Nick Hess at the Project), her assemblages, collages, and found objects are yellowing, dusty, dirty, and broken. Moon the Magic Loser closes on October 19. Check it out.

Also see: Rob Pruitt at Gavin Brown's Enterprise and Liz-n-Val's newspaper works.

images courtesy Canada.