Chelsea wanders

Posted in art, chelsea, video art, wandering by cheapandplastique on February 20, 2015

I just learned about a death in the family as I started my Chelsea art tour on Wednesday. And then I saw this video, “Cowfish”, 2011, by João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, which was part of the Beautiful Monsters show at Gladstone Gallery. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this sad, big eyed, dying fish all week. I hope he escaped his fate but, as happens to all of us, I am pretty sure he did not.

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, "Cowfish", 2011 from Inter. Society of Abissology on Vimeo.

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, “Cowfish”, 2011

Kent Andreasen

Posted in art, photography by cheapandplastique on February 18, 2015

Sometimes one has photo envy. This is one of those times.
I really love this work by South African photographer Kent Andreasen.
Check out his website here or instagram here.


All images © Kent Andreasen

Darren Almond

Posted in art, berlin, photography by cheapandplastique on February 17, 2015

Just saw that Darren Almond is having a show in Berlin at Galerie Max Hetzler.
I wish I could hop on a plane right now to go see it.
I saw Almond’s Hemispheres and Continents show at Matthew Marks Gallery in 2013 and completely fell in love with his work.

DARREN ALMOND / CARL BLECHEN
Landscapes, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
January 17 – February 28, 2015


All above images by Darren Almond, courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler and the artist.

Luckily Galerie Max Hetzler’s website has many images from the show on their website for fans of Almond’s fans to peruse.
More here.

Jean-Luc Verna & his Dum Dum Boys

Posted in fancy army, fops, music by cheapandplastique on February 2, 2015

These videos are entertaining me on this icy/snowy/smoky/grey day in Greenpoint.

Jean-Luc Verna & his Dum Dum Boys, Cover of Christine (Siouxsie and the Banshees)

Jean-Luc Verna & his Dum Dum Boys, FunkyTown, Directed by Brice Dellsperger

art to see

Posted in art, art to see, black + white, chelsea, photo books, photography by cheapandplastique on January 29, 2015


Crazy Legs Saloon. Watertown, New York, 2012


Near Kaaterskill Falls, New York, 2012

Alec Soth, Songbook, at Sean Kelly Gallery
Exhibition runs from January 30th to March 14th, 2015.
There will be a book signing on this Saturday at 3 PM.
Find a nice write up on the book here.

Stephen Shore at Pratt

Posted in art, photo books, photobooks, photography by cheapandplastique on January 26, 2015

I hope this is still happening this week!

Stephen Shore in Conversation with Peter Kayafas presented by the Aperture Foundation.
Wednesday, January 28, 6:30 PM, FREE
Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY
More information here.



Friederike von Rauch at i-8 Gallery in Reykjavik

Posted in art, painting, photography by cheapandplastique on January 21, 2015

Friederike von Rauch will be in issue 12 of Cheap & Plastique Magazine, which is coming very soon! And i-8 Gallery was the best gallery I discovered when I was in Iceland this past summer. So if you happen to find yourself in Iceland in the next 2 weeks you should definitely check this show out, the work looks beautiful!

Friederike von Rauch & Eggert Pétursson, Transects, at i-8 Gallery in Reykjavik Iceland. Exhibition up until January 31st. More information here.


All images courtesy i-8 Gallery.

Rachel Reupke at Cubitt, London

Posted in art, contemporary art, film, london by cheapandplastique on January 20, 2015

Letter of Complaint, Rachel Reupke, at Cubitt Art Space.
Opening Wednesday January 21st from 6:30 PM – 9 PM.
The exhibition is up through March 1, 2015. More information here.

If there were any way I could get myself to England next week I would certainly
be going to this opening! If you already reside there GO!

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art to see

Posted in art, collage, painting, photography by cheapandplastique on January 20, 2015

Went to Broome Street to explore some galleries the other afternoon. I was not disappointed. Broome Street is now a great destination for art, as is the Lower East Side! Here are my favorite exhibitions this January, go check them out if you can!

Zabriskie Point at Jack Hanley Gallery with Sarah Braman, Ryan Foerster, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Ann Greene Kelly, David Benjamin Sherry, Letha Wilson, & B. Wurtz. Exhibition runs until February 8, 2015. More information here.

Letha Wilson’s photo sculpture works were my favorite pieces in this exhibition.


Letha Wilson


Letha Wilson


4 Ryan Foerster photographs, image courtesy Jack Hanley Gallery.

Grear Patterson, Manhattan Beach, at Marlborough Broome Street. Exhibition is up until February 15, 2015. More information here.


Images courtesy Marlborough Broome Street Gallery.

Tyson Reeder, New Paintings, at Canada Gallery. Exhibition is up until February 15, 2015. More information here.


Images courtesy Canada Gallery.

And NOT on Broome Street but nearby!

Semblance of Order, at Aicon Gallery, with Roohi Shafiq Ahmed, Michael Kempson, Ben Rak, Abdullah M. I. Syed, and Adeel-uz-Zafar. Curated by Abdullah M. I. Syed. Through January 31, 2015. More information here.


Abdullah M. I. Syed


Abdullah M. I. Syed


Adeel-uz-Zafar
Images courtesy Aicon Gallery.

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