Friday, March 6, 2009
Yet Another Boring Day In Culver City, All Hype, No Content
All hype, no content: Hype Gallery was closed. We liked the building, at least from outside.
I'm glad I was in very good company (Hi Joe!) during my quick tour of Culver City earlier this week, as the art was mostly: derivative/dumb/poorly executed and you could tell it wasn't the intent of the artist, etc.
Thanks God there's Dave Muller to save the day. And at David Kordansky, if I really don't care for Patrick Hill, I was happy to see a beautiful Will Fowler hanging in the office.
My camera battery died during the visit to Dave Muller's show, so I couldn't take any picture of the show at Roberts & Tilton (fascinating wax sculpture in the project room, boring drawing show in the main space), nor at Susanne Vielmetter (Jutta Koether, not so good, alas), ditto Kordansky.
I've seen a gazillion drawings like these over the last few years. Not bad per se, but you've seen one, you've seen them all. Note: many drawings were unframed in most galleries, a sure sign that they have no money to pay for things like this. Melissa Manful at Taylor de Cordoba
I have trouble to remember if this is Peter Pezzimenti or Stosh Tokarski at JK Gallery, but one thing is certain: someone has looked at too much Mary Heilmann. Not a bad influence, mind you
At Angstrom. Believe me, you don't want to see a close-up of the drawings. Some guy named Matt Chambers, who didn't take drawing classes as an undergrad, obviously.
The dumbest show ever, at Honor Fraser, some graffiti guy named KAWS whose work will remind you all of the East Village in the 1980s. Oh, sorry, maybe you guys were not born. It was circa the previous art-market-boom-crash, kaboom! Pop goes the bubble!