KAWS Companion at Mary Boone Gallery

The KAWS Companion is having a tough day. He is wearing his emotions on his sleeve…pretty distressed, really bummed, almost put off. What has he seen or heard that brought him to such postures? Carved of wood eighteen feet tall they call attention to their plea. ALONG THE WAY features a pair consoling each other, heads hang low, arms cross over their backs in a side hug. It’s good to be there for each other, know who to count on, who feels your pain.  And on the other side of the stage, AT THIS TIME can’t believe his eyes. It’s all too much, body language expresses disappointment in an arched spine and an exaggerated “I can’t look” pose.
Exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery New York

 

[coarse] at Tokyo

Voyages by Coarse
Exhibition at DIESEL ART GALLERY, Tokyo
Fri Nov 21, 2014 - Fri Feb 13, 2015

Artscouting Gallery features Artist Amanda Visell

Amanda Visell grew up with a crazy love for vintage Disney. Mousketeers, war era cartoons, a different time. She spent her teens in the pacific northwest during the riot grrl music movement and was captivated by the large community of independent artists and their overall message of equality.  She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in visual development for animation, eventually becoming a designer and sculptor on stop motion segments for shows like The Simpsons and the feature film Elf. Her career took a sharp turn when she started showing her paintings publicly. Since 2005 she has exhibited her work, lectured, and taught workshops  at galleries and museums internationally (not just Canada). She has partnered with brands to develop product lines based on her artwork including Disneyland U.S.A and Kidrobot. In 2007 she formed her own design brand, Switcheroo with notable artist Michelle Valigura. She currently lives in northern Los Angeles with chickens and dogs, she did not go to college.

Artscouting Gallery features Artist John Trashkowsky

 Crystal Ball by John Trashkowsky

Crystal Ball by John Trashkowsky

John Trashkowsky is bad boy art and plenty of it. The issue is one of purity, I suppose. Mining a seam that comes at us every day of the week from all sides. The mission is to surprise us out of our anti-psychotic, coffee-swilling, anxiety-ridden pill-popping paranoia with products that make us want to jump out of our skin, with joy or irritation. The choice of ingredient is thrilling anyway.
 

Elisabeth Ivers / Dan Peyton