Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This weekend is the weekend for my favorite artists showing in major cities I can't get to because I'm dealing with this vertigo bullshit again... OK, sorry, got a little personal there. Two great shows open at Jonathan Levine this weekend. Gary Baseman is curating a group show and Jim Houser has a solo show.
Mark Whalen aka Kill Pixie has a new solo show at MK Gallery in Berlin opening this Saturday. Kill Pixie: Supreme Beings
Exhibition Dates: 24 October – 19 December 2009
In his latest body of work, Kill Pixie’s masked humanoid characters inhabit celestial pools and spas in a futuristic bathhouse where gravity loses all meaning. The humorous candy-colored geometric paintings depict scenes of excessive human consumption and obsession with objects, as the characters worship the almighty dollar. Inspired by folk art, mechanical sciences, structures, and urban culture, Kill Pixie says, “My work is an exploration of the objects and the elements that repeat to infinity, and I am using these elements to illustrate what I am trying to communicate.”