Art News: Jason Polan Draws Everyone in NYC, Andy Freeberg in WeHo, & Gay Art Exhibit at Smithsonian

15 Mar
2010

DRAWING NEW YORK

Approximately 8.4 million people live in New York City, and Manhattan resident Jason Polan plans to draw them all.

Polan, whose illustrations have been published in The New Yorker and shown in various galleries, hatched “Every Person In New York” in March 2008. “I love interactive projects,” says Polan, who studied art and anthropology at the University of Michigan and whose other projects include “The Every Piece Of Art In The Museum Of Modern Art Book” (a deluxe edition of which includes a guided tour of the museum by the artist followed by a hot dog or pretzel), “and I wanted to do something where I could interact with everyone in the city.”

Each day, Polan draws anywhere from three to three hundred people. His list included many famous New York residents. Read the whole article: artnews You can visit his website here.

ANDY FREEBURG AT KOPEIK GALLERY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

Photographer Andy Freeberg was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. He began his career as a photojournalist and now alternates his assignment work with fine art projects. His work has appeared in publications such as Time, Fortune, Der Spiegel, and Rolling Stone.

His travel jobs have taken him to Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa, including two treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro. His photographs are in many collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the George Eastman House Museum of Photography. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His show at the Kopeik Gallery opened March 13th. Visit Kopeik Gallery for details.

Goncharova’s Parrots and Peacock

Kugach’s, Before the Dance

FIRST EVER FEDERALLY BACKED GAY ART SHOW AT THE SMITHSONIAN

The first ever federal-backed gay art exhibition, “Hide-Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture”, will show in October at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC—and a fundraising drive was launched this week to support it. The show, which explores the role of gay and lesbian artists in portraying modern America, will consist of over 150 works, with important loans from Europe. Read the whole article: theartnewspaper.

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