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Archive for February, 2011

Dr. Lakra at the Drawing Center, New York

by Suzanne on February 23rd, 2011

Untitled (Murcielago y Demonio) by Dr Lakra, ink on vintage magazine, 2006 - click to enlarge

Gary Baseman's been doing it, Fumie Sasabuchi's been doing it, but I don't think anyone would want to argue that, at the moment, Dr. Lakra a.k.a. Jeronimo Lopez Flores (previously featured here) is the true king of the darkly tattooesque vintage mag reworks.

From this Friday until the end of April, New York's Drawing Center will be celebrating the doctor in a solo show of works on paper simply entitled Dr. Lakra. Details below.

Untitled (Muneca de Porcelana) by Dr Lakra, ink on porcelain doll, 2006 - click to enlarge

On show: Feb 25 - April 24, 2011

Address: The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013, tel: 212-219-2166, email: info@drawingcenter.org | Map & Directions

Gallery hours: Wed: 12 – 6 PM, Thu: 12 - 8 PM, Fri - Sun: 12 - 6 PM

Preview show

Laurie Lipton at University of London

by Suzanne on February 23rd, 2011

Santa Muerte by Laurie Lipton, charcoal & pencil on paper, 2011 - click to enlarge

Laurie Lipton (previously featured here), my all-time favourite obsessive-compulsive pencilleuse and ingenious internet madwoman (I'm seriously considering releasing a book with some of her Facebook comments that are just too epic to be left hidden behind a login screen), is having a very short 3-day-only exhibition starting tomorrow at the University of London.

Taking place at the Institute for Germanic & Romance Studies, to be precise, the group show is part of the Carnival of Death - Perceptions of Death in Europe and the Americas conference for which application has sadly closed in early February already and no, I didn't get in either. If you are one of the lucky few who applied for it in time, you will have the great privilege to listen to Laurie speak of what she knows best: Death and decay. And maybe kittens. Who knows?

The group show is open to the public and free.

On show: Feb 24 - 26, 2011

Address: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, Jessel Room, Senate House South Block, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK, email: igrs@sas.ac.uk, tel: 020 7862 8677 | Directions

Gallery hours: Thu & Fri: 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM

Exhibition programme

Artist's website

Lindsey Carr at Imagine Gallery, Suffolk

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

La Bizarre Singerie by Lindsey Carr - click to enlarge

Judging by her recent blog posts, Lindsey Carr (previously featured) has been preparing for her Suffolk solo show that opens this weekend like only few artists I know and I admire her artistic work ethic greatly.

And for the audience this means a plethora of beautiful new works that combine a Henri Rousseauesque boldness, a Tiffany Bozicesque ornamentality and a Walton Fordesque wilderness and by adding her own heightened sense for impeccable composition and exactitude in execution, Lindsey mixes them all together to create something new.

I couldn't find out any clear information about how long her works will be on show so do check back with the gallery. Details below.

Oh, and à propos Walton Ford, I stumbled upon this video feature on Juxtapoz the other day. It's worth your time.

Opening reception: Sunday, Feb 27, 12 PM onwards

Address: Imagine Gallery, Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9JL, UK, tel: +44[0]1787 378786, email: imaginegallery@hotmail.co.uk

Gallery hours: Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sun: 12 - 4 PM

Preview show

Artist's website

Michaël Borremans is eating his beard at Kunstverein Stuttgart

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

The Hood by Michaël Borremans, oil on canvas, 2007 - click to enlarge

Yep, we've only just had him here on Wurzeltod, but since I've developed a bit of an unhealthy Borremans obsession, here he is once again, this time with an exhibition in Stuttgart!

Eating the Beard (yay!) opened to the public on Sunday and will be running until May 1.

On show: Feb 20 - May 1, 2011

Address: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2, D-70173, Stuttgart, Germany, tel: +49 (0)711 - 22 33 70 | Map & Directions

Gallery hours: Tue, Thu - Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM, Wed: 11 AM - 8 PM

Admission: € 5

Press release & preview

Gail Potocki at Century Guild, Chicago

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

Eve by Gail Potocki, oil on linen, 2006 - click to enlarge

Wow.. I don't think I've ever had less information on an exhibition and seen a more useless website (errm... like... ADDRESS, anyone?), but because I really love Gail Potocki's works (previously featured here) I thought I should put a short announcement up for the Love & Other Violations exhibition that's currently taking place at the Century Guild... somewhere... in Chicago.

Very bizarre line-up of living and dead artists that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever such as Gustav Klimt, Dave McKean and Steve Diet Goedde. Yeah, I have a headache too.

Hints as to WHERE Century Guild is actually located, how long the exhibition will be on for and what the hell it is all about are most welcome in the comments section. Ta!

Egon Schiele at Belvedere, Vienna

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

Der Verleger Eduard Kosmack by Egon Schiele, oil on canvas, 1910, courtesy Belvedere Wien - click to enlarge

Vienna's beautiful Belvedere - which is located in easily one of the most stunning locations I ever had the pleasure to visit - is currently honouring the great, the manic Austrian Egon Schiele with a retrospective of his portrait and self-portrait works.

The exhibition takes place at the Orangerie in the lower Belvedere and will remain on show until June 13. Details below.

Egon Schiele by Anton Josef Trčka, 1914, detail, courtesy Archiv Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Česky Krumlov - click to enlarge

On show: Feb 17 - Jun 13, 2011

Address: Unteres Belvedere, Orangerie, Rennweg 6, 1030 Wien, Austria, tel: 43 1 795 57-200, email: info@belvedere.at

Gallery hours: Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM, Wed: 10 AM - 9 PM

Admission: € 9,50

Press release

Publication: EGON SCHIELE - Selbstporträts und Porträts, ed. Agnes Husslein-Arco, Jane Kallir, ISBN: 978-3-7913-5108-7 (German), ISBN: 978-3-7913-5109-4 (English)

Victoria Reynolds' Meatscapes at Richard Heller, NYC

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE: Apart from nausea and cramps, I'm feeling a lot better already and will be tackling the backlog of emails and comments in reverse chronological order very soon. Thank you for your patience.

Down the Primrose Path by Victoria Reynolds, oil on panel, 2003 - click to enlarge

As a full-time vegetarian and part-time vegan, I've always felt nauseous looking at raw animal meat (whereas, strangely enough, I am totally confortable staring at human flesh) which is probably why Victoria Reynolds's works have fascinated me for a long time now.

As mistress of painted meat landscapes, Victoria truly holds a monopoly in a rather bizarre niche of oil painting.

Her new works can now be seen at Richard Heller Gallery until March 19.

Further information below.

On show: Feb 12 - Mar 19, 2011

Address: Richard Heller Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, B-5A, Santa Monica, California, 90404, USA, tel: 310-453-9191, email: art@richardhellergallery.com

Gallery hours: Not listed

Preview show

Other arty things on the internets:


ALVB by Chris Conn Askew, 2011

Chris Conn Askew is auctioning off his most recent original painting ALVB on eBay, or "evil, evil eBay" as he calls it. 10% of the sale will go to Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary.


Excerpt from Bigger and Better by Muddy Wehara

The great Aeron of MonsterBrains fame was kind enough to create a Muddy Wehara slideshow on Flickr. Yay!


Pollen by Kristin Kwan, pencil and watercolour

Kristin Elder is now Kristin Kwan. Congrats to the young couple!


Adam Wallacavage says:

"I use only true Floridian Goths to paint the black on my chandeliers."



Rebecca Uchill invented the glorious Random Exhibition Title Generator (via Valentina Tanni)


And Sir Substrom reminds us of some essential Chris Morrisian truths.

"Bakers Dozen" feat. Xiao Guo Hui at Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto

by Suzanne on February 13th, 2011

The Magician by Xiao Guo Hui, egg tempera on linen, 2010 - click to enlarge

A Canadian gallery whose selection of artists I have long envied is Christopher Cutts Gallery in Toronto with masters like Mat Brown (hells yeah!), Xiao Guo Hui (above), Peggy Kouroumalos (recently featured here), Christy Langer and Richard Stipl (featured in PorcelLana Nervosa) in their collection, to just name a few.

The gallery now honours thirteen of its talents in a group show aptly entitled Bakers Dozen which opened on Thursday and will remain on show until March 5.

All of the artists mentioned above are amongst the exhibiting artists so this looks like a very promising show indeed.

On show: Feb 10 - Mar 5, 2011

Address: Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6R 2H9, Canada, tel: 416-532-5566, email: info@cuttsgallery.com | Directions

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM

Preview show

Featuring: Xiao Guo Hui, Peggy Kouroumalos, Richard Stipl, Christy Langer, Mat Brown and others.

Richard Moon at Madder139, London

by Suzanne on February 12th, 2011

The Lazy Princess by Richard Moon, oil on canvas, 2007 - click to enlarge

Yes, we'll stay with the perturbed facial expressions in young art and congratulate Richard Moon to his first ever solo show with his slightly John Currinesque pieces at Madder 139 in London. Yay!

I think it was London photographer and ex-gallery-colleague Alice Finbow who first introduced me to him, but I could just be making that up because I'm quite clearly going mad with the power that lies within this borrowed MacBook Pro.

Rock Boy by Richard Moon, oil on canvas, 2005 - click to enlarge

On show: Feb 4 - March 20, 2011

Address: Madder139, 1 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG, UK, tel: +44 (0)20 8980 9154, email: info@madder139.com | Map

Gallery hours: Thu - Sun: 12 - 6 PM and by appointment

Preview show | Press release (PDF) | Biography (PDF)

Artist's website

Matteo Pagani at Galleria Rubin, Milan

by Suzanne on February 11th, 2011

Mimesi by Matteo Pagani, oil on canvas, 2009 - click to enlarge

I've never heard of Matteo Pagani (I can't even find a bloody website for him and I'm NOT going to link to MySpace!) until I stumbled upon his somewhat Masaru Shichinohesque painting Mimesi (above) that's going to be on show at his Cantico delle creature solo show at Galleria Rubin - a Milanese gallery I've also never heard of that has a very interesting roster of artists.

And since they were super nice sending me image material and whatnot, I thought I should really introduce you to Matteo's work and encourage you to go see the show if you're in Northern Italy.

Opening reception: Feb 17, 2011, 7 PM

On show: Feb 18 - March 31, 2011

Address: Galleria Rubin, Via Bonvesin de la Riva, 5, 20129 Milano, Italy, tel: +39 02 36561080 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 14.30 - 19.30 and by appointment

Preview show