thru Aug 16:
“Sunsets and Pussy”
Ed Ruscha, Lucien Smith, Betty Tompkins, and Piotr Uklański
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W24th St., NYC
This exhibition brings together two classic themes of summer wonder – so saccharine and ubiquitous we forget their awesome power. Spanning three generations, artists Ed Ruscha, Lucien Smith, Betty Tompkins, and Piotr Uklański each engage in the delight of exposing the clichéd beauty and banality inherent in these timeless images.
Get Outta That Spaceship and Fight Like a Man
Ed Ruscha, 1982.
Ed Ruscha, Do as Told or Suffer, 2001, Photogravure and screen print text.
There is a strong use of contrast between the idyllic landscape and the harsh text of the white blocks and the title quietly printed below the image.
Richard Serra, Television Delivers People, 1973, Video
Alberto Giacometti “On Ne Joue Plus” (“No More Play), 1932.
Alberto Giacometti & Samuel Beckett and tree for “Waiting for Godot”, 1961
by Georges Pierre