Occupational Hazard (Lumberjack)
“You know a lot about a person by the state of their hands.”
What do our hands say about us?
Rough and smooth,
Scratched and bruised.
What do we wear on our fingers?
Rings and freckles,
What do we carry with our hands?
Groceries and laundry,
Notes, money, phones,
What do we make with our hands?
I’ve been working on cleaning out my studio and cataloging all my work from the past two semesters. I think its time that they start to see the light of day. This is a piece I did in early December.
Untitled (2012) 40” x 30”
Graphite, Colored Pencil, Water Color, and Guache on Paper.
Another Shit Show
Add this to your gallery hopping schedule tonight, especially if you’re a dog lover!
At Mike Weiss Gallery, Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz is using the empty gallery as a site on which to stage an all-encompassing mise-en-scene—albeit in canine terms. Constructed out of old newspapers, glue, wire, and wood are 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!
For example, Lemar, the stout, English Bulldog bears a New York Times review of Patti Smith, weaving his own mini-narrative out of Arts & Culture snippets. Theo the brindle-pied pit bears the poignant fragments of a beloved athletic icon’s obituary, while Linda the dog handler sports vibrant political exposés.
Will Kurtz: Another Shit Show opens today at Mike Weiss Gallery.