L’Enfant terrible Australian artist Adam Cullen is dead at 46. He had stated that he had painted to the music of punk bands such as the Meat Puppets, Black Flag and the Butthole Surfers. Cullen painted such things as dead cats, ‘bloodied’ kangaroos, headless women and punk men, many of which represent what he termed “Loserville”.
Detail from New York based artist Julia Randall’s new series of paintings of chewed bubblegum called Blown.
Exhibition view of Mark Flood’s The Hateful Years @ Luxembourg & Dayan, the first survey ever devoted to Flood’s seminal work of the 1980s, on view until September 12, 2012.
Throughout his creative life, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919) has drawn inspiration from themes that have inspired artists for centuries. This exhibition will focus on some of the major areas of inspiration in Ferlinghetti’s work, reflected in writings, paintings, and graphic works. The four themes include: 1) Her-Woman, the Sea, Liberation/Pacifism and Art and Literature. With assistance from City Lights publishers, poems and text will accompany the visual art. Cross Pollination: The Art of Lawrence Ferlinghetti will be on view until September 23, 2012 at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma, California
Neck Face’s exhibition Simply The Worst is on view for one more day at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles.
Yvon Lambert gallery presents The Status of the Shooter, the third solo exhibition of the american artist Jill Magid. The exhibition will take place at the Yvon Lambert Gallery until the 28th of July 2012. The Status of the Shooter is the search for a body amid the moral panic and institutional response to a school shooting. Galerie Yvon Lambert, 108 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris
Haunch of Venison presents Claxons, a group show curated by art critic Walter Robinson. The show will feature works by ceramic artist Elisabeth Kley, glass artist John Drury, painter Robert Goldman and Robinson. The exhibition aims to present underrepresented artists with an idiosyncratic sensibility. The title of the show Claxons (or loud horns) refers to the idea that artists create dissonance and cacophony. “It’s about letting oneself be carried along by events rather than trying to steer a clear path,” explained Robinson. “Each artist’s work is disturbed, either through subject matter that focuses on outcasts or through execution of materiality.” Claxons will be on view until August 17 at Haunch of Venison, Chelsea, 550 West 21st Street
An exhibition of Icelandic artist Erró’s drawings will be on view at Reykjavík’s Art Museum starting this September.
T shirt, acrylic, latex, sand & water on canvas. by Christopher Lusher