Saturday, September 26, 2009
THE HUMAN ECLECTIC | An Exhibition Curated by Kent Williams
October 17 – November 7, 2009
Opening Reception: October 17, 8 – 11 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm
MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY
170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Bldg.)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Kent Williams, Mother and Daughter (detail, work in progress), 2009 Oil on linen, 42 x 50 in.
What is becoming of the ‘us’ – the ‘each of us’?
Where will all of our technology leave us?
Maybe it’s our detachment from the reality of mass human
destruction, or the invited dehumanization of our
existence through computers and online interactions. It
could be our growing desensitization to cruelty, to violence
and to suffering through the television invasion.
Whatever it is, it appears we have stopped celebrating,
or even acknowledging, the very thing that defines
our entire race – our humanity. We are offering it up,
as though sacrificially, to the machines we create and
Because of this almost inevitable crisis of self, we find
it important again, maybe now more than ever in the
history of art making, to cling to our most basic possession
– the human form. Call it a quiet revolution – the
lone artist embracing the representation of man again
– slowly and deliberately turning himself back around
to look at himself again. Through the idiosyncratic self,
the artists in this show collectively identify the masses:
the every man, the other men, the always woman and the sometimes child – their existences, their truths, their triumphs and
their failures. These artists remind us that we, the family of man, must not allow ourselves to disappear.
This selected small, though strong group of artists is just a sampling of those who reflect the value that is being put back
on the human form. These are artists who reach again to cling to the arms, to the legs and to the hearts of humankind for
inspiration, and in doing so, remind us of what we are – the good and the bad – the beautiful restfulness and the harrowing
Not a school or a group or a movement in the –ism sense, these artists are as different at times as they are similar, investigating
mankind through courageous and honest contemplation. Bringing to the show painting, sculpture and photography,
the following artists welcome us back to our basic needs and realities:
Jon J Muth
Jason Shawn Alexander
And here is one of my piece for this amazing group show, I am truly honored to be a part of it.
For more information, please contact Merry Karnowsky at email@example.com, 323.933.4408
Press Contact: Ellen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kent Williams at email@example.com
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
How cool the exhibition title is!!
I will debut to the East Coast!
I wish I could go for the opening, but I cannot.
If you are living closer to, please go to check out the show and let me know how the show is.
The show will open on September 4th. which is Sena's 17th. birthday!!! YAY!!
September 4 - October 24, 2009
LoPop Shop: September 4, 2009. 6 - 10pm
201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone: (919) 821.2787
In association with local artist Paul Friedrich, Artspace presents The Conquerors, an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge American artwork. The Conquerors features the work of five nationally known artists exhibiting for the first time in Raleigh: Mark Bodnar, Mari Inukai, Liz McGrath, Bill McRight, and Bonnie Brenda Scott. These artists are recognized as dynamic leaders of the Lowbrow painting style from the pages of Juxtopoz and Hi Fructose magazines.
Originating in California in the early 1980's and currently moving towards the East Coast, Lowbrow is a rapidly spreading underground art movement that combines traditional painting subject matter with modern ingredients of underground comics, hot-rod culture, and punk rock. The Conquerors reflects current trends in the Lowbrow genre from the East and West Coasts.
In conjunction with The Conquerors, Artspace will feature LoPop Shop from 6-10pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk on September 4, 2009. Organized with the assistance of artist Casey Porn, LoPop Shop primarily highlights North Carolina’s LoPop style. LoPop builds on the themes of Lowbrow art, but often employs more humor than sarcasm, as well as brighter colors and bolder line work. The LoPop Shop is an opportunity to buy original works, shirts, posters, and more from the exhibiting artists as well as regional LoPop artists including Ahpeele, Paul Friedrich, and more!