Jennifer Farris
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Art Radar: 03.11.10




To produce these insane heels, INSA retraced the footsteps Chris Ofili made over 15 years ago and sourced dung from the same family of elephants that produced the dung used in Chris’s infamous paintings of the nineties.


Using similar techniques and materials; beading, resin and painting, INSA pays homage to the style and significance of Ofili’s early work. As a nod to their shared influences, INSA‘s work is entitled ‘Anything goes when it comes to (s)hoes…” a play on a lyric from the classic Big Daddy Kane track ‘Pimpin Ain’t Easy” which is referenced in numerous Chris Ofili paintings.


Both the heels and the new piece “Only God and You Can Judge Me (Jumbo Edition)” will be on display from Sunday 14th March at:

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG

020 7887 8888



Cashama is pleased to announce Water’s Edge: 12 Artists from The Brooklyn Army Terminal a group exhibition curated by Kristin Reed. This month at chashama’s 461 Gallery an exhibit of twelve artists whose studios are located within the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, where the waters of the Hudson River widen into the expanse of New York Harbor. The opening night will include a performance featuring sculptural headpieces in an exploration of the act of moving.
The Brooklyn Army Terminal is large complex of piers, docks, and cargo loading equipment located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. During World War II, the terminal was responsible for shipment of 85% of army equipment and personnel overseas. “Something happens when an artist works on the edge of a body of water. The light, the smells, the sounds, and the openness all coalesce in a sense of peace and centering… the works of each of these artists reflect this subtle quality”, says curator Kristin Reed. This quality is mirrored in the sense of quiet intensity that each of these artists brings to their practice, evident in works that include an arc of media, from painting and drawing, to collage and photography, to assemblage and sculpture.

What: Water’s Edge: 12 Artists from The Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT)

Where: Cashama‘s 461 Gallery, 461 West 126th St. (between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues)

When: Exhibit on view, March 12th – April 3rd, Wednesdays – Fridays 4pm – 8pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am – 6pm; Opening Reception Friday, March 12th 7pm – 10pm, featuring a performance piece by Hayley McCulloch and Despina Sophia Stamos; Free and open to the public



The new issue of French Clark Magazine will hit stores this week. The cover of Issue 41 was designed by artist HuskMitNavn. Also the magazine is full of interesting pieces on Pharrell, Daiki Suzuki, Fool’s Gold, Yeasayer, Dre Skull, Gil Scott Heron, Born Bad and much more. Definitely worth picking up when it drops!



Jeff Koons: Skin Fruit Exhibition Video

Iconoclast, provocateur, capitalist: the American artist Jeff Koons has had many labels thrust upon him. Now add “curator.” The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York asked Koons to be the inaugural guest curator in its “Imaginary Museum” series (which will periodically showcase leading private collections of contemporary art from around the world). The result, titled Skin Fruit, and running through early June, is a compelling exhibition of cherry-picked works owned by Greek businessman-philanthropist Dakis Joannou, a close friend and avid collector of Koons. Scoring some rare face time with the pop guru, filmmaker Alison Chernick followed Koons around the museum during the installation. Strolling up to sculptures by Charles Ray, Terence Koh and Liza Lou, Koons elucidates his selections—as well as his philosophies about capital-A art—in his trademark captivating educational lull.



Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to host the book release party for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. Original artwork from the book will be on display.

Book Release Party: Saturday, March 6, 8 – 11pm

Exhibition Dates: March 6 – 27, 2010

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm



Over the course of last weekend’s Oscars festivites, British artist D*Face placed two large-sized re-appropriated statues into the Los Angeles landscape. Two different versions appeared at both Mels Drive-In (seen here) as well as Runyon Canyon. The Mels Drive-In statue featured the exposed flesh of an Oscar statue with the engraving “Beauty Is Skin” deep as a sort of statement to the current entertainment business.



Past posts that you may have missed that should not slip under your Art Radar:

Some events from last week’s Art Radar are still running, check them out!

Art HERstory: Marie Rosalie Bonheur

Newest addition to Women Making History: Dana La Rock

Check out our mini biographies on our: M.I.S.S. Paper Doll Artists

Check out our newest venture that all of our favs (y’all!) can be involved in: M.I.S.S. Flickr


Graphic credits to my lovely: Feesh!

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