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Left: Jack Pierson, Untitled, 1998, Right: Elliott Puckette, Untitled, 2011
We have already been on art overload this week, and The Armory Show only started yesterday! First, we had the NothingEverTouches exhibit at The Standard, New York featuring Olympia Scarry and other amazing female artists. Also at the hotel, you can visit The Shop and Le Bain to check out Ryan McGinness’ glow-in-the-dark installation entitled “Women: The Blacklight Paintings”. So amazing.
And it doesn’t stop there, as you probably already guessed. Last night, three of my good friends came together to bring you a show about one of my most favorite things in the world……COLLAGE! Yup. You heard me. I love collage, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
James Danziger of Danziger Projects has brought together Jack Pierson, famed for his word art, and Elliott Puckette, whose line art has skyrocketed her to art stardom. Now, these two artists have joined forces to show together, highlighting their work in collage. Pierson explores the emotional undercurrents of everyday life but cutting up his c-prints and reassembling them in abstract shapes bursting with unexpected color. Puckette utilized her old paintings, ripping them up and rearranging them to create new deconstructed works.
With both styles complementing each other in a dynamic showing, this exhibition is definitely not to be missed.
Jack Pierson & Elliot Puckette: Collage will be on view through April 30 at Danziger Projects, 534 West 24th Street, 212-629-6778.
Sinew (detail), Juliana Cerqueira Leite, 2010
By definition, art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. But for me, art is really just waking up in the morning and starting my day. You really should see the process if you ever get the chance. It’s fascinating.
As part of The Armory Show this week, The Standard, New York has welcomed Ross McNicol of The Wallis Gallery and Rassa Montaser in curating their latest two-part show entitled, NothingEverTouches, featuring works by Eloise Fornieles, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Olympia Scarry and Amelia Newton Whitelaw. This show focuses on the different levels of confrontation and makes you question the conundrum of touch without the sensation of actual touch.
Why does art have to be so confusing?
(Vanessa Recreates her Portrait in the Standard Miami, Sat, Dec 4, 2010)
In our look back on great events during Art Basel, we thought we’d share a few images from one of our big events that just took place this last Saturday. Playboy and The Standard hotel, along with Stoli Elit and Le Metier de Beaute hosted a night called Nude is Muse.
The evening called for unique presentation by artists Vanessa Beecroft, Ryan McGinness, Richard Phillips, Lola Schnabel, Olympia Scarry, Terence Koh, Sante D’Orazio, Scott Campbell, Xaviera Simmons, and Hank Willis Thomas. Guests were invited to come and spectate the unfolding of new recreations.