2/07/2007

Justin Lieberman

56 comments:

Painter said...

Justin Lieberman @
Zach Feuer Gallery
530 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

closeuup said...

awesome. i especially like the conference table. the ads are great too. well, i like it all.

operation enduring artist said...

this breaths everything others wish their work could; energy, irony, sincerity, political/social commentary, humor, stoicism...
i also enjoy the material use, it is fucked up just enough...and, likewise created with just the right amount of love.

Thousand Points of Light said...

Beyond Belief. Its so, so bad. Bubble art for a bubble art world.

Painter, its like the blog has become a guide to the worst possible shows in NYC. Complete loony tunes.

Realdeal you asked for a list. Here's a few that are up right now, incidentally heavy on representation and male, all worth a conversation:

Glitter and Doom @ the Met

Spanish Painting show @ Guggenheim

Bart Domburg @ Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert

Kevin Zucker @ Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

Marc Handelman @ Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Dike Blair @ D’Amelio Terras

derrix said...

I love this. Warm, enjoyable, conscious, pointed, well crafted but transcending mere craft. Two things so hard to find these dayz: relavent message , natural human-scale humor. (see Caleb Weintraub for stiff Kerry-campaign style humor/robot-stiff didactic message conveyance).

dharmabum said...

If this is considered good painting then painting deserves to die.

SurvivorNYC said...

Reminding me of Loren Munk I wonder if he knows his work?

zipthwung said...

Funk

Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way that's the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
More than 2000 miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well goes from St. Louie down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty

You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly tip
And go take that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well goes from St. Louie down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly tip
And go take that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66

artgirl said...

good thing he explained the inner workings of yard sales to me. who knows what kind of sale i would have planned for my front sidewalk.

SisterBee said...

Sorry, this isn't a painting. It's a collage. And it's got words. Can't assess as a painting.

zipthwung said...

the irror reminds me of vermeer or renaissance painting or whatever. Its like a goddamned religious icon or something. A halo. Gods country. A well. A singularity. We are all joined together by the ubiquity of snack foods. Regional warm front of Combos. Cold front of Doritos Cool Ranch Flavor. Lots of resin like Keinholz. Bury me in my car. Shoot to kill.Shoot to thrill, air it out on stage axe kick diamond dave rage, rage against the endless night.

zipthwung said...

summer come on summer. COme on summer come on come on summer summer come on.

Rythm formal issues you know, the medium is secondary to that . Even paint. A poorly collaged figure is the result of poor observational skills, not the inability to use paste. A poor drawing is not the pencils fault. I could glue you a great image of the dali lama out of tums to rival any venus velvet. Rub the belly of the Buddha from the inside. Chime in anytime to stop me i can keep going and going and going and going. Put another dime in the juke box baby and ill deliver a bubble full of joy, an inexpensive plastic toy, maybe a fake tatoo one mindet fits all, you dont mind do you? Hoping for the rubber rat instead you get a daisy chain hoping for another daisy to complete itself with. Was this work hung in a subversive context so it could interogate itself? Did it situate its elf on the top shelf and larry? WHos larry? Hes not in the picture.

Cooky Blaha said...

most boring predictable show i ever saw at feuer

more great shows in NY:

cosmologies@cohan

ramirez@folk museum

Mark Grotjahn@kern

exu said...

he is schizophrenic.He was a junky-He burned a building down once-you can't make this up-or can you?Let "Biographical Details" coyly enlighten you,on the Z.F site

zipthwung said...
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zipthwung said...

mike kelley

realdeal said...

yea well thanks for.... that. Handlemans definitely got something going on. Add Andy Collins at Mary Boone to that list as well.
About this thing it aint no paintin so I aint gonna talk about it I didn't sign up for this Bullocks.
Speak for yourself about wishing for some shit. Wishing for something someone else has aint gonna get you nowhere. Find your own magic.

Cooky Blaha said...

speaking of m kelly the new show @gagosian london looks good. anyone there to see it?

closeuup said...

You cannot say you expected that minni driver thing cookie. youre fakin your blase.

re: Ramirez the folk artist. See that's when we had state mental facilities, before Reagan got rid of them. Now eveybuddys out on the street and thats a big difference.

Cooky Blaha said...

@closeuup the jokes sucked.....

Concrete Phone said...

Hmmm, all that study, anyway, my news is that we have these new handsets that you plug into your keitai mobile telephone. They are cool, they come in four colors and they are replicas of the real thing. The don't fit into your bag or your pocket but look and work really cool. Also just out are these phone covers. They are replicas of the hand phones of about fifteen years ago. They are huge but not heavy like the originals. Your sleek minimal handy phone just fits in and you close the hatch and there you are, huge... without the iron table and the pool, but almost with everything else.
Art and life are the same, so it seems no matter where you are. We look to the past out of fascination, humor, so, how did the tuna get in the can? It swam there? And so fresh!

closeuup said...

ive worked in many ad agencies, so i thot the jokes were good.

realdeal said...

seriously though how about some bubble bloggging about bubble art in the bubble art world
This guys jokes....I mean art works are pretty funny

George said...

...not mike

realdeal said...

I also like his furniture all I really need is one chair though do you think they'd be willing to break up the set ?
no, not mike

Kate said...

Whoa george, that not-mike thing was insane. I agree that his work is seriously indebted to Kelley. In fact I have a Mike Kelley book that he wrote the introduction to.

George said...

That assemblage is by the artist Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990)

Here's a painting of his from 1944 at Smithsonian

More here, including a closeup

He was active in the NY scene, a friend of Jackson Pollock and as I recall, wealthy which worked against him. Harvard has some drawings online but I couldn't find a picture of the painting I was thinking of when Zip posted the Kelly link.

The Ossorio Foundation has a nice installation view of some works but not many individual pictures.

me im thinkin clown said...

i want to hate it.
but i dont.

no-where-man said...

i bitched about this at a big fancy party and - i heard jer and robbie supported zach but he is on his way out now so shut up who cares.

operation enduring artist said...

cooky, why is this predictable?

no-where-man said...

and it lacks the intelligence of kelly, "in the style of" not mode or means. not kelly really not kelly at all.

zipthwung said...

Everybody should do some bas relief type stuff. Its a great way to express yourself. You can go with melancholy nostalgia like cornell - you just cant get that with paint no matter how much texturizer and extender you add to your acrylics.

I like the furniture, no sweat Id love to be at the meetings with my tablet computer and be the iconoclast who shakes shit up, writes punchy ad copy with an edge and wins the big account while I get a head in advertising. My reel is kick ass.

If you want some real jokes go to the G Line and look at what the Pratt students write on the posters - often hillarious, especially after a beer or two in the morning, you know?

Im with cooky - its pretty tame - and Didnt Alex Baggg do a satanic ad agency? Look it up.

Me Im more into brand hijack.

zipthwung said...

"Mike Kelley's Proposal for the Decoration of an Island of Conference Rooms (with Copy Room) for an Advertising Agency Designed by Frank Gehry", 1992, Public Art

Read Kelley's Satanic Verse - its as fake as a rake and I dont think this progress is making it. If I only had a brain.

Yep its kelley, kelly all the way - mentally maybe not so funny money but its in the same park bench feeding asprin to the pigeons.

I hear plagiarism is in as a strategy where before it was just stealing from meaningless pop and now since art is now emptied of meaning, its just pop popping like corn don't you know. WHo put a brick in a book first? I got an anonymous one one time back in 1997 or so - I was a cocky motherfucker back then. Full of piss and vinegar, I was a regular volcano at the science fair, thought I could make it anywhere as long as I had a good idea but i guess ideas just grow in the air like birdshit.

no-where-man said...

there is a system behind a kelly - he "Popped Up" the Cass Corridor Movement.

to compare surfaces is pretty Art School.

no-where-man said...

there is a system behind a kelly - he "Popped Up" the Cass Corridor Movement.

to compare surfaces is pretty Art School.

zipthwung said...

I was going with funk, which is sort of form follows function, pun intended. My history book placed it as California, but Detroit is fine by me.

And then theres the wall text - a conceptual dealio that botha rtists use, and as I mentioned they both construct false narratives - though kelley is more stream of consciousness, - but Im no expert so ill stop there and worry about my hair.

Ariel said...
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Concrete Phone said...

nowhere, why is ZF on his way out? I thought he was the model with the knack to move things.
I know there is some major shifts going on but...

no-where-man said...

the conversation (and mind you i was half listing, my bad) had to do with amount of recent "hits","press". .. and some back end deal he has with museums. im reading clubland. i think everyone should read clubland.

zipthwung said...

Mike Kelley: Punk Conceptualist, August 31, 2000
Mike Kelley's excellent catalog from Phaidon may be the most definitive work to date concerning the merging of Elite and Popular culture. Kelley's use of his own astute observations about the world in which we live to "debunk belief systems" and deflate popular pretentions is nothing short of revelatory. His pathetic stance in sculpture, drawing, performance, sound, and banner-making constitute total war on austerity. All modes of his work are well-documented here with color photography of installations and descriptions and criticism by some of the best in their fields.

-Justin Lieberman

here

zipthwung said...

i mean here

zipthwung said...

Plus he wrote the copy on a book about MK. WHo knew. I didn't.

rainbowandskull said...

Beautiful/Decay mentioned PainterNYC and Nina Bovasso.
Congrats Nina on a great show.

cathy said...

Yeah reminds me of Kelley.
I'm sick of ironic nostalgia.
I thought this trend was over?

burrito brother said...

I somewhat liked this piece.
And the 'conference room' was very good. The advertising lightboxes, on the other hand, were very, very bad...

no-where-man said...

an thats what makes it academic - and not mike kelly...


like jer the ever pointer dog with "thats the curator" in the belly of the bellwether tonight...

lots to say, not so much to look at work wise. at a certain point chatter = white noise.

put up or shut up.

zipthwung said...

Mike Kelley is Mike Kelley is what passes for conceptual these days.

Most peoples connection to MK is that they were candy ravers who enjoyed knit goods and infantilism.
Not institutional critique. No if it was IC then they wouldnt be knitting fuzzy ear muffs in the east village.

yeah, put up or shut up. WHere's Jerry's work? I dont buy the tibetan bell circles of hell shit. How many years is eternity? Five?
Ten? Forever?

I mean i sucked in a bunch of dust today - I wore a mask but still - and it gives me a headache up the right sinus orbital until you air it out with a beer or ten.

Its the same shit over and over who cares Im not asking.

Ill take overwrought irony over the furniture of despair.

Put down or fucking kick ass.

zipthwung said...

be it here noticed that I declair any piece of art resembling folk art made by a fine artist to be folk art and that artist to be a folk artist for the duration of the period they devoted to the said piece, including Mike Kelley, ironic or not. Fuck that dude.

amen.

painterdog said...
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painterdog said...

junk art by a smart ass who got lucky because he went to school with ZF.

dotor kunst said...

I’ve walked by the gallery several times and from the street all I could see were light-boxes with photo text stuff, not my thing. This looks kind of fun, though I think it may lay within the realm of assemblage more that painting or collage. I like the trashy memorabilia, bumper-stickers and the circle of tourist state souvenir flags. There’s a whiff of Bruce Conner here, who was probably an influence on Mike Kelley as well. The convex rear-view-mirror is a nice touch. Look closely, is that someone masturbating in the lower left hand corner (Dash Snow making his next masterpiece)?

Anyone who gets P-dog and a lot of others here pissed must be doing something right (or wrong).

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painterdog said...

I am not pissed off by this persons work. I am not emotional about it on any level. That is not a good way to discuss it in my view.
It is a type theory based work that I find uninspiring and trite in it's criteria of banality.

In short it's BS.

painterdog said...

Dash Snow? Please...

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