Sunday, August 03, 2008

Good Ole Josh

There's an exhibit at both the Matthew Marks Gallery and the Greene Naftali Gallery (in NYC)through August 15, titled - Painting: Now and Forever, Part II.

I came across this information while perusing Art Observed; where you'll find more links. The list of artists in this show reads, somewhat like a Who's Who of some important and influential contemporary artists; Kai Althoff, Cosima von Bonin, Merlin Carpenter, Mathew Cerletty, Wojciech Fangor, Katharina Fritsch, Gelitin, Isa Genzken, Poul Gernes, Daan van Golden, Jack Goldstein, Rodney Graham, Wade Guyton, Richard Hawkins, Mary Heilmann, Sophie von Hellermann, Charline von Heyl, Ull Hohn, Sergej Jensen, Mike Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Karen Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Krebber, William Leavitt, Michel Majerus, Bjarne Melgaard, Laura Owens, Blinky Palermo, Stephen Prina, R.H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Paul Sharits, Josh Smith, Reena Spaulings, Lily van der Stokker, Atsuko Tanaka, Paul Thek, Anne Truitt, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool, and Katharina Wulff.

Ever since first becoming aware of him and his work (in a nutshell, he paints his name - Josh Smith), I've kept my ears perked and eyes peeled - always wondering just how far this dude and his oeuvre would go. So I was rather pleased to see that Josh was included in this show with these other illustrious painters. Read the press release here.

Go here to see images from his exhibit last year at Luhring Augustine. And then go here to view more images of his work from his Artist's Page at their site.

Images from his show in Detroit.


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