Art News: Nic Rad’s ‘PeopleMatter’ in NYC & Friedrich Kunath Exhibit in L.A.

18 Apr
2010

NIC RAD’S ‘PEOPLEMATTER’ AT RARE

Brooklyn-based artist Nic Rad’s exhibit ‘PeopleMatter’ is currently showing at RARE Gallery in New York City through May 8, 2010.

Rad is showcasing his 18-month long project PeopleMatter, a collection of 99 painted portraits that capture a moment in the history of communication. Subjects include bloggers, journalists, and Internet “micro-celebrities,” selected using various digital tools.

Among the portraits are celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, journalism icon Edwin R. Murrow, teenage fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson, New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell, Tumblr creator David Karp, and art critic Jerry Saltz, as well as local bloggers and personal friends of the artist.

FRIEDRICH KUNATH EXHIBIT AT HAMMER MUSUEM L.A.

German artist Friedrich Kunath’s exhibit is currently showing at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Like a favorite poem, Friedrich Kunath’s works poignantly yet playfully distill the fundamentals of human emotion–desire, loneliness, and anxiety–creating comically tragic scenes in which human beings try to find their way in the world. Employing an impressive range of mediums–drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and a neon sign–Kunath will cover the lobby walls, creating a world both fantastical and quotidian revolving around a number of middle aged male characters struggling to define their lives in a sea of uncertainty.

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