NYC///OPENINGS///JEFF LADOUCEUR “DOES THE APOCALYPSE”
Following his amazing and massive outdoor installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery (photos below for those who missed it) throughout the summer of 2008, perennial Supertouch favorite JEFF LADOUCEUR has just unveiled a small show of new drawings at NYC gallery ZIEHER SMITH. Provocatively titled “Do The Apocalypse,” the collection finds the artist—whose style falls neatly in between Barry McGee and Marcel Dzama—once again channeling despair into absurdity in a range of delicately rendered pencil on paper works. His tragic figures whither and mope across an unwelcoming tundra with comic resignation. Hobo-esque “Schmos,” men whom curator Jordan Strom notes, “stretch and contort… more by existential accident than heroic design,” are tangled, trampled, and beaten down. Piles of their blue-shirted corpses are carried away on the back of a woolly mammoth. Elsewhere, figures and disembodied heads float through groundless voids of white paper. All boring artspeak aside, it’s a fantastic show of work at incredibly affordable prices ($1,500—$3,500) guaranteed to make you feel good about buying art again. HAVE A LOOK:
- 06/26/2013 • STREET ARTIST BAST TAKES ON THE HAMPTONS WITH “SEAFOAM” AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY
- 06/18/2013 • TOMMY HILFIGER ART SURFBOARDS BY RAYMOND PETTIBON, SCOTT CAMPBELL, RICHARD PHILLIPS, LOLA SCHNABEL, & GARY SIMMONS
- 06/17/2013 • STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH SPACE INVADER AT ART BASEL SWITZERLAND
- 06/12/2013 • FIRST LOOK: D*FACE’S “THE NEW WORLD DISORDER” AT STOLEN SPACE, LONDON
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