Purple Diary

[July 15 2011]

KAWS and Erik Parker curate an exhibition at Paul Kasmin’s Gallery, new york

Erik Parker and KAWS, whose Companion (Passing Through) large-scale
outdoor sculpture is on view now at the entrance to the Standard Hotel
in New York, come together to present an exhibition entitled
Pretty on the Inside. Presenting seven American artists, the works are
visually disarming through color and content but rely on traditional
means including the still-life and portraiture. The jarring color
combinations or unconventional approaches to a particular medium
encourage viewers to reconsider beauty within an art historical

Pretty on the Inside is on view until August 19 at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, New York. Photo of Joyce Pensato’s Mr. MotoMickey (2006) and text Juliana Balestin

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