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Hannah van Bart at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Despite her assertive pose, Dutch painter Hannah van Bart’s enigmatic young lady appears to literally blend into the background as a shape-shifting wall the color of her dress manifests over her chest. (At Marianne Boesky Gallery through Feb 4th.) Hannah van Bart, Untitled, oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 25 5/8 inches, 2016.

Ketchum Kids

I made this post eons ago, but seeing the full family pics from @pkmn-downtheline inspired me to pull together some of my updated designs. I’ll get to the others as I fix them up more. 

Featured in Pic 1: Aurora (16), Luke (12), Rose (6), Chelsea (Orange - 3) & Marissa (Green - 3)

Edit #1 - Pic 2: Aurora (23), Luke (19), Rose (13), Chelsea (10) & Marissa (10)
Edit #2 - Finally finished Ash and Misty, so I decided to add them in.


@cooke_charlotte: Even got to see Kate too #rhschelseaflowershow2017 #rhschelsea #duchessofcambridge #katemiddleton #london #chelsea #royalvisit

Adrian Ghenie at Pace Gallery

‘Rest During The Flight Into Egypt’ broaches the subject of migration in Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie’s latest solo show at Pace Gallery in Chelsea. Here, two kids wait on a railroad track in front of a heaving, blood-red landscape wearing masks that disguise their faces but not the damage inflicted upon them. (On view through Feb 18th). Adrian Ghenie, Rest During the Flight Into Egypt, oil on canvas, 7’ 10 ½ inches x 9’ 6 ¼ inches x 2 inches, 2016.

Mark Ryden


Paul Kasmin Gallery

Amazing show of Mark Ryden’s latest work. Amazing amount of detail to his process from painting on a lift with rollers to manufacturing the frames overseas to exacting specifications. There is no other world like his. Even the Fan Mom and Daughter dressed up and brought their favorite Mark Ryden dolls. It’s a macabre world where innocence and the gruesome comingal in an ethereal world. Check it out through January 23, 2016.

Rodney Graham at 303 Gallery

Displayed on a lightbox, Canadian artist Rodney Graham’s staged photographs are enticing, glowing portals into the past. In this unlikely scenario, a jazz drummer from yesteryear uses his kit as a table for a traditional meal of Salisbury Steak. (At 303 Gallery in Chelsea through June 2nd). Rodney Graham, Dinner Break (Salisbury Steak), printed aluminum lightbox with transmounted chromogenic transparency, 44 5/8 x 34 5/8 x 7 inches, 2017.

Paulina Olowska at Metro Pictures Gallery

Polish painter Paulina Olowska’s series of female figures suggest strong personalities; this shadowy character is based on gardener Valerie Finnis, who confessed to having once put plants before people. (At Metro Pictures in Chelsea through Dec 22nd). Paulina Olowska, The Gardener after Valerie Finnis, oil and acrylic on canvas, 86 5/8 x 70 7/8, 2016.