Thursday, March 25, 2010

Small Favors

From the press release:
Giant Robot is proud to host Small Favors, a group art show featuring small works.

The Big Apple is a place where people have to pay big bucks to live in not-so-big spaces. But who says bigger is better? It's the little things in life that mean the most, and Small Favors is a group show centered around small, affordable works for people who want to support the arts but don't necessarily have a lot of wall space. Artworks created for this show can be in any medium, but most are no larger than 5 inches by 5 inches--a perfect fit for cozy city spaces.
Small Favors opens Saturday March 27th, 6:30pm. Hope you can make it!

Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) |

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Holy hell . . . th care!

He asked, he begged, he cajoled, and when all else failed, he bored the country into submission. You gotta appreciate that.

Eric White

Eric White's been a favorite since I was in school. He's a nice guy, great painter, fits admirably in the back of a cab for a man his size, and if you haven's seen his new collection of reworked album covers, you're really missing out. In these record size paintings (12x12) he lets some really beautiful impasto and brushwork in contrasting with the spot on rendering and slavishly redone and very witty type.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Our Kiersten Essenpreis has been a a busy little bee. Along with getting her Etsy site up stocked with a bunch of great new drawings, she's been collaborating with her betrothed, industrial designer Wes Cox on THERSIC, which continues to develop into one of my favorite blogs on the internet. They share a great aesthetic that's somewhere between American-industrial neo-classicism and a dystopian-pop-circus fusion. They've also kept up a pretty rigorous posting regime, so if you haven't checked it out, there's a boat load of great posts.