Tuesday, February 07, 2006

KIDD recap

I said it once...I'll say it again...if you think KIDD gallery in birmingham is too hoity-toity for all you younger art hipsters you should give it a second chance. Upon entering the gallery I was instantly greeted and the director even was excited to show and explain a few pieces in the show. Has that ever happened at Hilberry? The thing about KIDD is that you aren't going to find cutting edge installations or any sort of controversial pieces but you will find some solid work there - although I admit some a bit too serious and decorative for my taste. Looking at art you wouldn't normally look at is a good thing sometimes!
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This was a piece I really liked. You can't even see what is going on in the piece in the picture. The artist uses a deer image behind a plexi sheet and then paints the dark values over the plexi. It gives the piece a really neat back lit effect.
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Well...what do you expect for a realism show...there's gotta be some fruit! Of course this piece was not a favorite of mine to say the least.
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This asian artist uses a different personal interpretation of what realism is in the alphabet - like a form of calligraphic pictures.

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Again, this is the same artist who uses plexi to paint the darkness around the dress - which is made up of gauze and paint. (sorry don't remember the name of the artist)
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robert schefman...you know him also as a teacher at ccs
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This dress is carved out of wood
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This painting is huge....this takes some patience! Still, not my cup of tea in terms of imagery.
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This original Milton Avery piece was only $250,000! wowza!
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Another robert schefman painting
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This piece is ben kiel's...although only freshly graduated from ccs, this guys got some crazy talent!

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An original Larry Rivers kung-fu-dancing-american-pride piece!
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This is Dr. Artenstein's pick of the show. Nothing beats fighting robots and if you think I am kiddin then you've got something coming! (I really am serious...this piece is pretty cool...like a gold framed jesus/religious painting...but instead of fighting saints...fighting robots!)

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im not in the area often and cant see a lot of these shows so thanks for all the images. i know its hard but would you be able to list names with the work? I know the images are like teasers for the shows but i might not be able to see the shows anyway., thanks

8:16 AM  
Anonymous jim said...

um, you're getting this service for free. you want ann to do more of your work for you? if you really want to know who did the watermelon painting, call the gallery.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jim thanks for your thoughtful comments, you sound like a great guy.

I was just asking if she could list some names, that is simply a request, i know this blog is a lot of work and very time consuming, that is why i "asked" if she could. I certainly don't expect her to, but if she could it would be appreciated.

So ann, thanks for all your hard work, if you can't list names you know that's ok.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim, I don't think asking for details is much to ask. Don't apologize. This blog lacks professionalism. That's what Kidd is all about---they rock.

4:41 PM  

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