Michael's Nose

Friday, 10 July 2015

Brian Kokoska and Zack Davis - Fatal Dad,

Valium Vallory (Grape Crush), 2015

Fatal Dad is a two-person exhibition featuring a new installation of works by Brian Kokoska with sculptures by Zack Davis. For this presentation, Kokoska has altered the gallery in shades of baby purple and incorporated Davis’ sensitive, achromic sculptures that are both bodily and diagrammatic in their exploration of space and form. Davis’ works press into the carpeted floor surrounded by purple, a non-spectral color that demands psychophysical efforts in the human brain to differentiate from violet. Kokoska’s new paintings and installation are also based in purple, violet and black. The works explore sensibilities of the post-human image and uncanny valley, often demonstrating a language of their own through reoccurring ritualistic text, numbers and symbols. Simplified iconography such as stars, flowers, teardrops and spiderwebs perpetuate the allusive and gestural faces found in Kokoska’s painting and sculpture. Spiderwebs also appear in Davis’ work, in this case literally captured by the artist. 

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Frisk Frisk
Vogt Gallery

Comic Festival in Munich

Comic Festival in Munich June 2015 - Ludmilla Bartscht

Michael by David de Tscharner & Benoît Platéus

Published by TRIANGLE BOOKS (2014)
36 Pages, 21.7 x 30.5, Hardcover, Edition of 500
ISBN 978-2-930777-02-3
Michael by David de Tscharner & Benoît Platéus is a collage rendition of Orkal’s comic book, Prince Michael, published in 1984. For over more than a year, the two artists meticulously reproduced every detail of the original comic book by collaging patterns and motifs cut from hundreds of magazine pages. Technically arresting and full of funny details, this work tells the story of the King of Pop.

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Jesus Was A Moonwalker

A documentary short exploring the odd existence of religious content in contemporary art.

About this project

While being distracted by the loud, explicit, train wreck of regurgitated culture that is postmodernism, have we missed something in the art world? After millennia  of being dominated by religious imagery, the art world is now discussing everything but. Jesus Was A Moonwalker is a documentary featuring interviews with historians, critics, curators and artists about the qualms of including religious content in the contemporary art scene.
By collaborating with many of Kansas City's awesome performers, dancers, and models, JWAM includes re-creations of several works of art known for their sensationalized religious content.

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