I have had my coat on and off multiple times today, list in hand, to head up to the Chelsea galleries. The rain is so awful I thought I’d share one of my favorite exhibitions from yesterday in hopes that the rain will stop. Living in Seattle you would think I wouldn’t be scared of a little rain, but truth be told, and a well kept secret, it doesn’t rain as hard as it is raining today in New York City.
I had seen Düsseldorf artist Jens Kothe’s work this past December for the first time at NADA in Miami. His work was at two galleries, one his U.S. gallery, and the other his Cologne gallery. I remember at the time thinking how cool the work was. You can see those images in my NADA blogpost here.
Much to my delight I saw there was a show, Model Organisms, on the Bowery at Doons & Ross, his U.S. gallery. The show closes this weekend, so I hightailed it over there yesterday.
I adore much of this work, and this is among my favorites. I would hang any of it in my home in a hot minute.
I had not read anything about Kothe’s work, other than the titles, when I was at NADA. I was seeing a lot of art but his really stood out as being original, beautiful and perfectly odd. The materials are very much up my alley. The press release for this exhibition is too extensive to paraphrase, and a bit over my head. You can read it, or just enjoy this amazing body (pun intended) of work.
The rain has stopped, so I am off to the Chelsea galleries!