Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on December 14th, 2009

Drawing progress by Audrey Kawasaki, 2009

Audrey Kawasaki at Mondo Bizzarro, Rome

by Suzanne on August 30th, 2008


Yasuragi by Audrey Kawasaki, oil and graphite on wood, 2007 - click for details

Attenzione lettori italiani!

Audrey Kawasaki is coming to adorn your beautiful capital with her lascivious nymphettas and their tentacled & skeletal friends.

Kakurenbou opens at Mondo Bizzarro this Thursday and will be on show until early October. Further details below.

Admitting my ambiguous love/hate, fascination/boredom relationship with Audrey's work has made me a lot of teenage iEnemies in the past - but I'm sure that an artist who's constantly inundated with praise can sometimes deal with a tiny bit of constructive criticism, nope?

However, when it comes to certain pieces like Yasuragi (above) and Umi no Yami no Jyoou (below - which probably translates to: "Who reads this is stupid."), the love factor definitely outweighs.

So yes, even though I still prefer your earlier works back when your girls' torsi seemed to float in a Bellmeresque state of constant morpholysis, I do like the presence of more and more skulls and skeletal remains in your works, so all is well, everyone's a winner, no baby seals were clubbed and I'm gonna shut up now. o_O


Umi no Yami no Jyoou by Audrey Kawasaki, oil and graphite on wood, 2007 - click for details

Opening: Thursday, September 4, 2008

On show: September 4 - October 2, 2008

Address: Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Via Reggio Emilia 32 c/d, 00198 Roma, Italy, tel/fax: 06 44247451 | Map

Artist's website

In other news, I just swallowed a piece of orange plastic I found on the floor thinking it was a piece of a carrot. I can't recommend it.

Current Exhibitions

by Suzanne on September 8th, 2006


© Audrey Kawasaki, who's currently exhibiting at ThinkSpace Gallery in L.A. - click to enlarge

TODAY'S OPENINGS

Honey Creeper in the Scar-Faced Moon at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

→ Featuring: Liz McGrath (will be present at opening reception), Adele Mildred & Scott Saw.

Picks of the Harvest - Batch III at ThinkSpace Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Works from over 100 artists incl. an installation by Audrey Kawasaki: The Karakuri Sisters | Preview show | Press release

TOMORROW'S OPENINGS

New Paintings by Tiffany Bozic at BLK/MRKT Gallery in Culver City, USA.

Artist's website

Skulls, Wheels and Ink at Outré Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

→ Featuring: Angelique Houtkamp, Miss Van, Mike Giant, John John Jesse, et al. | Signing with Angelique: 9 September, 1 - 3 PM

Lee Miller: Photographs 1930 – 1970 at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg, Germany.

E-flux review

CLOSINGS FOR 10 SEP 2006

Dave Cooper - Observations on the Soft Underbellies of Mostly Pillowy Girls at Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, USA.

Artist's website

Fabergé in Zürich – Schätze der russischen Zarenzeit at Museum Bellerive in Zürich, Switzerland.

Portal Kunstgeschichte review

OPENINGS FOR 14 SEP 2006

Nicholas Di Genova - Death From Below at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery in NYC, USA.

Artist's website

CLOSINGS FOR 17 SEP 2006

Matthew Barney - Drawing Restraint at SFMoMA in San Francisco, USA.

Artist's website

• Pierre Huyghe's Celebration Park at Tate Modern in London, UK.

TimeOut London review

Future City - Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956 - 2006 at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, UK.

NZZ review

A Moth Delivers Her Message

by Suzanne on September 6th, 2005



© Audrey Kawasaki, who's currently exhibiting her works in a duet show with Lisa Alisa @ 1988 Gallery, L. A.

"[...] All who see you will say that you are the prettiest little human being they ever saw. You will still have the same floating gracefulness of movement, and no dancer will ever tread so lightly; but at every step you take it will feel as if you were treading upon sharp knives, and that the blood must flow. If you will bear all this, I will help you.”

(Excerpt from "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen, 1836)

RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS


© Dave Cooper

• Dave Cooper's Observations on the Soft Underbellies of Mostly Pillowy Girls at Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, USA.

Nothing Between Us featuring new works by Heather Culp, Fumi Nakamura, Pamela Henderson, Sylvia Ji & Caitlin Kuhwald at the Subject Matter Gallery in Costa Mesa, USA.

• Kara E. Walker's Song of the South at Redcat Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

• Barbara Kruger's Twelve at the Tramway Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland.

• Bernd & Hilla Becher's Typologien industrieller Bauten at Museum für Gegenwart im Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany.

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec - Das graphische Werk at Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Germany.

Harem – Geheimnis des Orients at Kunsthalle Krems in Krems, Germany.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS


© Scott Musgrove

Fantoche Animation Film Festival in Baden, Switzerland.

→ opens TONIGHT! (I'll be there. Who's with me?)

Gary Baseman & Scott Musgrove at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ opens September 9

• Mark Mothersbaugh's Beautiful Mutants at Roq La Rue in Seattle, USA.

→ opens September 9

• Shepard Fairey's Visual Disobedience at Voice 1156 Gallery in San Diego, USA.

→ opens September 9

Semi-Permanent 05 in NYC, USA.

September 9 - 10

Culture Shock - Art of the New Movement at Pop Art Studios in Miami, USA.

→ opens September 10

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