Contemporaneous Extension


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I am psyched to be off tonight and available for the Williamsburg 2nd Friday Gallery Walk. There are definitely some STUNNING shows up right now, I’ll be sure to post photos and comments this weekend. I figured I’d post some art/design inspiration that has crossed my path this week out of pure excitement for the day.

The New York Times put together a mindblowing slideshow of subway shots from the 1910’s that entranced me. My man and I often discuss how seemingly ridiculous it would be to build such a piece of infrastructure and of such magnitude today. There’s almost too much bureaucracy to smooth it over and too much buildup to destroy in order to get down to the nether regions of New York City (WHERE IS OUR 2ND AVE LINE?!). Regardless, check out these photos of the best Designated Driver you never had to call (although you may have had to walk 20 blocks to the closest option).

Dave Cole showed at DODGE Gallery in autumn and I’ve been fairly obsessed with his work since checking it out. He works with challenging the security of an environment, history, and American roles. At DODGE, I was most stimulated by his bullet encasing landscape that split the shimmery totems into grass spindles. The oxidation turned the interior moss green, an emblem of paradoxical growth. The show also had a ‘Projects Case,’ with small mock-ups of unrealized pieces. The scale of his projects are ambitious and really fucking badass. Whether its approximately 40 ginormous teddy bears floating on a picturesque shoreline (weighed down in place, of course) or a spinning mobile in Middle America with Model-T Fords at the extremes, his ambitious projects are incredible.

 

Dave Cole, 'Leaves of Grass,' 2010, hand-cut military shell casings with melted bullets and bullet fragments, 6 x 32 x 94 inches

Dave Cole, 'Leaves of Grass,' 2010, hand-cut military shell casings with melted bullets and bullet fragments, 6 x 32 x 94 inches

Dave Cole, 'Leaves of Grass,' 2010, hand-cut military shell casings with melted bullets and bullet fragments, 6 x 32 x 94 inches, detail

Dave Cole, 'Leaves of Grass,' 2010, hand-cut military shell casings with melted bullets and bullet fragments, 6 x 32 x 94 inches, detail

Dave Cole, 'Knitting with Loaded Shotguns (Safeties Off),' 2008, spun statuary bronze with 12 gauge shotguns, 72 x 66 x 10 inches

Dave Cole, 'Knitting with Loaded Shotguns (Safeties Off),' 2008, spun statuary bronze with 12 gauge shotguns, 72 x 66 x 10 inches

 

 

Ending TOMORROW, the Hole’s PosterMat show has been awesome. 50 artists created custom posters in editions of 50 for the show. They’re $75 each, definitely check it out if you have some spare change lying around. My faves:

 

Angeline Rivas

Angeline Rivas

Arnaud Delecolle

Arnaud Delecolle

Cheryl Dunn #4

Cheryl Dunn #4

E*Rock

E*Rock

Gordon Hull

Gordon Hull

IO Tillet Wright

IO Tillet Wright

Jaimie Warren

Jaimie Warren

Palma Blank Rosenblum

Palma Blank Rosenblum

Slava Mogutin

Slava Mogutin

Taylor McKimens

Taylor McKimens

 

 

Found this on Gawker waaaaay late this week. Its so majestic, so truthful to the magnitude of the blizzard that was two weeks ago at this point. Stupendous documentation and gorgeous to boot.

 

Villa Sculptura is yet another reason I wish I lived in the Netherlands. The home is designed by Atelier Van Lieshout and being tailored to a custom location in Utrecht. Fundamentally, the home is a three-story living space that will be accentuated by an exterior layer of foam, supported by metal frames, that is custom-sculpted by Van Lieshout (check out the link for drawings as such). Not only does it provide extra insulation, but it looks like a playhouse for amoebas of the future. Van Lieshout has had a lot of experience with both design and sculpture, looking into dwellings that incorporate the human body and look to milk it of all its suggestions.

 

Van Lieshout, 'Liquor Master,' 2009,

Van Lieshout, 'Liquor Master,' 2009,

Van Lieshout, 'Wellness Skull,' 2007

Van Lieshout, 'Wellness Skull,' 2007

 

ALSO, excitement for next week: Luceo show at 25CPW. Had a stellar showing last year with MJR, it’s up for a little over a week this year. DEFINITELY stop in! I’ll be there!

 

Luceo hodgepodge, courtesy of Luceoimages.com

Luceo hodgepodge, courtesy of Luceoimages.com

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