Mike Kelley at PS1
Unspeakably disturbing show. We couldn’t even finish the entire exhibit - we had to decamp to the diner for restorative milkshakes. But it was all worth it for the picture of me as overlord of Krypton up there on the left.
This weekend, at the Denver Art Museum with my pops.
“You really have to push yourself to imagine Edward Gorey at the beginning of his career, hanging his early works in the iconic Gotham Book Mart in the mid-1950s. But that’s exactly how he got his start, a few years after graduating from Harvard, his pictures adorning the walls of a store whose customers included Saul Bellow and Mary McCarthy.”
Look, I haven’t always wanted an Edward Gorey tattoo, but I haven’t NOT always wanted an Edward Gorey tattoo either.
Trees Burst Through Gallery Walls and Ceilings
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s powerful recycled wood art installations snake through their exhibition spaces like massive living trees that burst out of walls and through ceilings. Oliveira scours the streets of Sao Paulo to gather plywood, which he then separates into layers and combines to create his massive “tridimensionals” sculptures. The stunning mixed media pieces are a combination of sculpture, painting and architecture.
For a piece of synesthesia, an ingenious visual guide to city smells from Peter Kuper's illustrated chronicle of three decades in New York.