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Barnaby Whitfield at Scope NY for Spinello Gallery

by Suzanne on February 28th, 2011

Fag Limbo (after Hernan Bas) by Barnaby Whitfield, pastel on paper - click to enlarge

Barnaby Whitfield just announced that he will be exhibiting alongside his good friend Kris Knight at Scope New York for Miami's Spinello Gallery.

Neither Scope nor the gallery website have any information on the booth no., but I'm sure you'll find it because scientific research has shown that the average reader of this blog has an IQ of between 111 and 123. Nice.

First view: Mar 2, 2011, 3 - 9 PM (VIP, press, >$100 donations only)

On show: Mar 3 - 6, 2011

Address: Scope NY, 320 West St (West Side Highway), Across from Pier 40, New York NY 10014, email: info@scope-art.com | Map & Directions

Opening hours: 12 AM - 8 PM, Sun: 12 - 7 PM

Admission: $20/day general, $10/day student

Artist's website

Kris Knight at Spinello Gallery, Miami

by Suzanne on October 12th, 2008

Scarlet King by Kris Knight, oil on canvas, 2007 - click for details/larger version

Winter's coming and my good old iFriend Kris Knight - master of runny adolescent noses - has new works up in a show called So Long Scarecrow at Spinello Gallery in Miami. It seems that they haven't updated their website with any details for the show yet, but let's hope a sneak preview will be up soon.

The show continues through November 1st, so that leaves you plenty of time to knit a stripey scarf and/or get yourself some yummy love bites!

Way to go, Kris!

Love Bites by Kris Knight, oil on canvas, 2007 - click for details/larger version

On show: October 11 - November 1, 2008

Address: Spinello Gallery, 2294 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, USA | Map

Artist's website

Kris Knight at Katharine Mulherin

by Suzanne on December 1st, 2007

Untitled by Kris Knight, oil on canvas, 2007 - not featured in the exhibition

Yet another great exhibition opening worth attending:

Kris Knight's How We Quit the Forest show at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary in Toronto, Canada.

Runs from tonight, December 1 - December 22, 2007.


by Suzanne on January 23rd, 2006

It's always a great pleasure for us here at Thee Temple to hear from our artist friends when they release new work and increase their œuvre. And it looks like the turn of the year 2005 to 2006 was a particularly prolific time for some of our all-time favourite WurzelArtists™.

But please see and marvel for yourself:

Ray Caesar

© Ray Caesar¹ - click to enlarge

Most of you have probably seen the announcement in the left sidebar a few weeks ago: Ray is currently showing new works at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in N.Y.C.².

On the occasion of the exhibition, he also updated his portfolio with pieces from the ever-so enchanting "Sweet Victory" series.

Thank you, Ray, I know that I'm not only speaking for myself when I say that I almost died waiting for your new works.

Mark Holthusen

© Mark Holthusen³

Mark writes:

"I saw you profiled my work, I have a huge new project up: Ça Ira - the illustrations of Roger Waters new opera."

Wow! Thanks for letting me know, Mark. As always, I'm in awe of the psychological depth of your work.

Scott Radke

© Scott Radke⁴ - click to enlarge

This must be Scott's 138707527 mention on this website and each one of them was well-deserved.

He's back once again with a new series of cute 'n' scary bird sculptures.

Fiona Dalwood

© Fiona Dalwood (a.k.a. Egenerica)⁵ - click to enlarge

Fiona writes:

"Well Miss Suzanne, I thought I’d drop by and thank you for the traffic… as well as point out that my little beasts now have their very own home at PostLoved."

Hurrah! I'm so happy to hear that your dolls finally have a roof over their shattered little heads. Congrats, Fiona!

Jessica Joslin

© Jessica Joslin⁶ - click to enlarge

It's time to admit it: I'm a Joslinoholic. I can never get enough of Jessica's insidious sculptures and Jared's dreamy paintings. I discovered the other day that there are at least three new creations in Jessica's little Wunderkammer. I'm beginning to think that she's in fact a cloned femme d'artiste from 1920s Paris who never sleeps and bathes in absinthe. No-one could possibly get so much work done and still be so immensely inspired.

Finally, two newly discovered artists also got Thee Official Stamp ov Wurzelpproval®:

Vania Zouravliov

© Vania Zouravliov - click to enlarge

Vania writes:

"Hello. I am a young Russian artist based in London. I work for Erotic Print Society, Fantagraphics and several Japanese magazines. I love your website and would like to show you my work."

Ooooooh! Thank you so much for showing me your work, Vania. I'm deeply impressed by your stunning work and deeply honoured by your email.

Kris Knight

© Kris Knight - click to enlarge

Kris writes:

"I love your site Suzanne. You have great taste in the dark, the sweet and the historical."

Awww... how flattering, Kris. I love your site and work too. I first stumbled upon your paintings about a year ago on Garden of Sweden and I mentioned your website a couple of times before - so I really thought it was about time to take this opportunity and introduce your work properly.


Today is my website's 3rd birthday (Wooo!), but much more importantly, it's the 20th anniversary of Joseph Beuys' death.

I miss you, Joseph...


¹ Previously featured.. uhmm.. everywhere.

² Finissage: February 4, 2006.

³ Previously featured here.

⁴ Previously featured here and here.

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⁶ Previously featured here.