Peeta (not to be confused with the animal rights group) recently completed a large indoor mural at the Saddler’s Wells Theatre in London. I became a fan of Peeta from the first piece of his that I saw. The way that he bends perception between two and three dimensions is pretty fantastic. For this installation, since he was obviously commissioned and limited placement-wise, I don’t think that the full impact of his work really comes through. It is pretty dope, just the same.
Stopped by a pretty fantastic art opening last night at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. It was an exhibit showing the collaboration between JR and Jose Parla that went up recently in Cuba. The project is titled “Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba.” The show featured large format prints of photos that were taken of the pieces in Cuba. My favorite, is below.
They also installed a large mural on the side of the gallery (below)
Definitely worth checking out.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011
The Wrinkles of the City, Havana
JR / José Parlá
May 7 – July 12
One of my favorite artists, El Mac, is opening a solo show later this week in Denmark at the Galerie Wolfsen. He posted a preview on his blog, including the image above. I love the idea of painting a chromatic negative. Ideas like that one, coupled with his incredible style, are what I like so much about his work. Check over here for the details on the show.
Last week I attended the opening of WK’s latest installation at Jonathan Levine Gallery, entitled “WK 360.” It is a fantastic exhibit made up of WK’s trademark monochromatic collages, mixed in with some three dimensional pieces. Stop by if you have a chance. Here are a few additional looks–