Tuesday, August 01, 2006

100 NEW YORK MYSTERIES

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For his first exhibition at DCKT Contemporary, Aaron Krach stakes a claim to a piece of the rich and varied history of artists inspired by New York City. “My new work fits somewhere between late, jazzy Piet Mondrian and early, East Village Madonna,” says Krach. “It’s a genuine but perhaps futile attempt to capture the beauty of Manhattan streets and the sex appeal of pure, unadulterated pop culture.”

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Works in the exhibition include photographs of new and discarded consumer goods as well as the artist’s own sculptures comprised of commercially manufactured objects. The raw materials of Krach's art are the overlooked and underappreciated parts of the cityscape–wheat-pasted advertising, steam that billows up from under the streets, and discarded kitsch. But this is no straight documentary: Krach transforms images and the ideas behind (or underneath) them into myriad different media.

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Comments

aaron is brilliant. the work is sexy funny and ironic at times.
aaron happens to be a cutie but i am getting off the track..you under i got a little ADD.
SO...arrons exhibits are always fun and sexy with a little social commentery and full of surprises. check him out !

Oh, for the days when art required skill in addition to a concept.

Damn! I saw this post after it was over. The website of the show looks great. I wish I could have seen this spectacular work in person. Apparently he still have billboards all over NYC.

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