Mike Weiss Gallery Presents Another Sh*t Show by Will Kurtz
Another Sh*t Show
I've previously blogged on the art of Will Kurtz, a gifted artist who uses "newspaper, glue, wire and wood" to construct his sculptures, this time -- as you can plainly see -- of dogs, plus an eccentric dog-walker.
As last time, Kurtz's artworks are to be seen at Mike Weiss Gallery till April 27, 2013:
Mike Weiss GalleryHere's the description of the exhibition provided in the email circular sent to me by the gallery:
520 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am to 6pm
Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present Another Sh*t Show, the second solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz. Using the empty gallery as a site on which to stage operatic, all-encompassing mise-en-scene, Kurtz makes an ambitious, multi-part figure installation that throws the facade off human nature -- albeit in canine terms. Constructed of unlikely materials such as newspaper, glue, wire and wood, more than 20 dogs of every breed, size and color, strain and cavort off the leash of a single human handler, each rendered more expressively than the next.I've always liked that manner of expressing a superlative by means of a paradoxical comparative! When I was living in Germany, the man I bought newspapers from once described the beauty of five sisters by saying that each one was more beautiful than the others.
Anyway, if -- like me -- you can't visit this uncanny valley of canines in person, then go there virtually, for you'll see not only more dogs but also more people, each looking more real than the real thing . . . if you have a bit of imaginative sympathy.