Portrait of Kurt Cobain (1995) by Elizabeth Peyton
Regina Hackett just published a great piece about the upcoming Kurt show in Modern Painters. You can read the article here and here are some show images.
"What is it that is so intriguing about maps? Their ability to reveal what is too large to see, or too abstract to perceive is a nearly universal source of wonderment. Even though cartography is typically thought of as an objective, scientific process, the ability to exclude or display information reveals the inherent subjectivity associated with map-making."
"There is really nothing wrong with a word. It can't harm anyone literally, but again, the human mind can take words very seriously at times and can create its own damage from them. Despite all that, they can come in handy and express things good words just can't. This show is intended to be an examination of words that could be construed as "bad"."Reception from 6-9pm.
“A mouth opens and hidden things emerge. The wider a mouth opens, the more intense and primitive the emission and the more the animal side is revealed. People usually try to hide and deny their feelings and instincts. This is not true for animals, who don't deny feelings and don't ignore their bodies and instincts."Reception: 6-9pm
"...As a kid, I had it for trucks and construction equipment, then warplanes...amoral. Beautiful, designed objects...questionably useful things....furiously loud...exceedingly chromatic smog sunset, how we can appreciate something appalling and dystopic as long as it looks good."
"Parallel Universe is a compilation of never before exhibited works by a remarkable collection of contemporary artists in the forefront of the Northwest art scene. The works display facets of the creators that aren't generally associated with their usual oeuvre. They exhibit a parallel universe where artists push beyond the framework of their reputations and invite the viewer a glimpse at their process and studio practice."