2:9simi.jpg
Mike Simi, The Guy Who Bought Your Van

Photos by Adriana Grant, unless otherwise noted.

These near-identical inflated men generate a strange narrative within their

"/>

Last Night: A Look at First Thursday

2:9simi.jpg
Mike Simi, The Guy Who Bought Your Van

Photos by Adriana Grant, unless otherwise noted.

These near-identical inflated men generate a strange narrative within their crowd. On the wall, an appropriately gorgeous sculpture, entitled I Want to Make Something Beautiful But Find It Extremely Fucking Difficult To Do So. It's a shiny, happy bowl of Fruit Loops. Really. (You'll have to see it in person.)

At Gallery4Culture through February 27.

2:9niemi.jpg

One of Ries Niemi's masculine handkerchiefs, where he seems to be channeling both Justin Colt Beckman's affection for Bush beer cans and Allison Manch's predilection for country lyric twang embroidered onto handkerchiefs.

At PUNCH Gallery through February 28.

2_9beres.jpg
Ben Beres, Conversation Piece, 2006

Etching, relief roll, chine colle. Edition of 20, 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches

Image via davidsongalleries.com

Ben Beres (of SuttonBeresCuller fame) has his first show in a long while, at Davidson Galleries. Intricate prints, of delicate, teeny lettering, a dialogue balloon, and often busy, cartoon-like crowds of figures. With Etsuko Ichikawa's shadowy hot glass prints on paper.

Through February 28.

2_9Fernkopf.jpg
Kelsey Fernkopf, Nutcracker, 2008

Ceramic and basswood wallmount, 16" x 12" x 7"

Image via www.soilart.org

One of Kelsey Fernkopf's "blockheads" in the backspace at SOIL.

Through February 28.

2:9cpwallwhole.jpg
Alan Bur Johnson

2:9cpwall.jpg
Alan Bur Johnson, detail, photo by Peter Mumford

At Catherine Person Gallery, a wall sculpture by Alan Bur Johnson, reminiscent, as my companion remarked, of Stan Brakhage's film, Moth Light. Watch here.

2:9cpdrenk.jpg
Jessica Drenk, 'Porcelain Skin III' 2006-7, Porcelain formed with cotton balls, 4"x4"x4", image via catherinepersongallery.com

A sort of cast-porcelain sculpture, in delicate, organic relief. Both artists' work is on view at Catherine Person Gallery through February 14.

 
comments powered by Disqus