Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's the last week to see JARED CLARK'S fantastic exhibition, ORBITAL

Come by before the show closes on March 26th!

We're keeping our eyes peeled for the brilliant Cindy Sherman, a collector of Jared's work and a fan of ADA!

Jared Clark’s varied and idiosyncratic art practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, collage and video, playfully transgressing the boundaries between these modes of production. While the act of making is performed explicitly in Clark’s time-based work, there is a lingering suggestion of performance threaded throughout his oeuvre.

Clark’s ‘bilds’ are constructed from materials that are both familiar and odd - cutting boards, luggage, soap, craft paintings, ceramic figurines, map pins, painted rocks, Styrofoam, fruit, and glass - and appear to be simultaneously carefully constructed, balanced and casual. Whether fixed in place with adhesives, or stacked between trees, there is a sense that these structures are provisional, a pause in an ongoing, mutating, stream of creation.

Clark approaches history as a material, and much like the objects he picks up and manipulates, it is transformed through his deft touch. His elegant mash-up of minimalism, action painting and pop art shows a striking grasp of color and form, and his delight in materiality is conveyed equally through his use of natural substances, manufactured objects, the old and the new.

Clark’s sculptures and wall pieces are like small islands, gatherings of ceramic figurines and other thrift-store objects huddled together. The poured resin joining them serves as both base and picture plane, confounding our expectations of front and back, or top and bottom. Through his work, Clark pokes at our assumptions, encouraging us to reconsider both art history and theeveryday. His actions, and the objects that he offers, are a liberating force that are sure to delight with their invitation that the world can be remade.

Monday, March 7, 2011

George Kuchar at VOLTA NY

Here's a photo of George Kuchar being interviewed by the group from Artlog. Asked if he had any advice, "you loose your buttocks as you get older. So be sure to eat plenty and don't listen to your friends if they say they your butts too big. it can never have too big a buttocks". Oh Georgie. What would the world be without you. What kinds of films would John Waters, Todd Solondz, and pals have made without you. We were very happy to have sold several of George's watercolors to collectors who didn't even know about George's illustrious film (and underground comics career)! Which i just love. Not that we wouldn't want to sell his works to film fans! George also gave a fantastic talk with critic Ed Halter which was sponsored by the Armory Show. Ed & George bantered back and forth, George even told his Charlie Sheen story. Good stuff. More posts to come.