Daddy Camp: Merging Beauty and Camp In Mike Kuchar’s “Drawings By Mike!”
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Daddy Camp: Merging Beauty and Camp In Mike Kuchar’s “Drawings By Mike!”

Walking through Anton Kern Gallery’s exclamatory (and inflammatory) current exhibition Drawings By Mike!, I had to stop myself from sighing like Tim Curry’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter, “Oh ROCKY!” That urged bubbled up from deep within while viewing drawing after drawing of impossibly tanned, blonde and muscular figures scattered on the walls of the gallery’s chic 55th Street space, which gave its top floor over to deliciously lurid trash. Continue reading

Progress, Real and Imagined: Nicole Eisenman’s Temporal Drag in ‘Al-ugh-ories’
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Progress, Real and Imagined: Nicole Eisenman’s Temporal Drag in ‘Al-ugh-ories’

In the catalogue for her current exhibition Al-ugh-ories at the New Museum, artist Nicole Eisenman responds to a question on her employment of painting by the Museum’s Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni who asks, “Did you feel that you were taking on a slightly anachronistic medium?” Eisenman replies, “That never occurred to me. Maybe it had … Continue reading