|Harper's Books looking good; Jane Huntington's Reclaimed Bunny #2, (above), 2010, C-print|
Open for the Stones V2
curated by Kevin Teare
Kevin Teare, Child of the Moon, 2012, oil on mylar
Bravo Kevin Teare, curator extraordinaire of Open for the Stones V2 at Harper's Books in East Hampton. Teare, a veteran of both the music and art worlds, has orchestrated quite the round-up of artists-cum-musicians, or vice versa.
|Mike Solomon, Kick and Snare, 1992, Plasticine and powdered pigment|
Above, perfection from Mike Solomon -- waxy imprints of form and function. The performative and the static. Very cool.
Teare seems to be one of those people that's living at least 4 or 5 lifetimes simultaneously. Large works on paper on view here seem to pulsate behind glass enclosures. The syncopation is divine. Like many of the artists here, he's also a successful recording artist.
From Stuart Sutcliffe's inky collage to Tara Israel's chilling Hank 3 images, Teare's compilation offers a glimpse into the double lives of some of our most heralded artist/musicians. Check out some of the works:
|Steve Miller, Against Ideas, 2000, pigment dispersion and silkscreen on canvas|
|Don Christensen, Goose Step, 2012, acrylic on wooden step stool, wire|
Stuart Sutcliffe, Untitled Hamburg Series, #15, c. 1960-62 Liz Markus, T: Art forum Ad (Clemente); B: Art forum A Ad (Polke), both 2012, glitter and collage
If not for a life tragically cut short at just 22 years old, surely Stuart Sutcliffe would have developed into an artist among the pantheon of British greats.
|Peter Dayton, Wipe Out, 2012|
|Bethany Fancher, Indie Rocker, 2009|
Open for the Stones V2 will be on tour through 2012, stopping in New York City and then off to parts unknown. You can check it out at Harper's Books through June 25.