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  • 4.0 star rating
    1 check-in

    I came here on saturday to see the Skyfarm Fortress by Jacob Hashimoto. The gallery was easy to find as it's near the end of the block! I didn't know that there were so many galleries in the area, so i was pleasantly surprised when i saw that there was more to do around here, all for free.
    The gallery was really nice, i think this one was the most crowded/popular one out of the other galleries. I'm not sure if it was because of the Skyfarm Fortress exhibit but it was really awesome. (It ends on the 25th.) I'd like to come back to see other exhibitions.

  • 5.0 star rating

    Came here with a friend only because of the Kaws statues and I was so excited! I love the statues.

    Ends December 21, 2013.

    I love how there is other galleries around for you to explore when you're finished here. I definitely would love to come back.

  • 5.0 star rating

    Came to see the Kaws exhibit. It was massive. The gallery isn't large though nor are any in the area. That's mostly due to that fact that they stand more as a unit in which you jump from gallery to gallery at your own leisure. I loved it and like most of the galleries it was clean ,well lit and well kept.

    Groups passed through here in there but everyone functioned respectively.

  • 2.0 star rating
    2 check-ins First to Review

    The hard thing about making art is coming up with an image that will impact people in a meaningful way. It's easy to think of an image that means something to you--but how do you communicate that feeling to hundreds or thousands of strangers? Pop art made things a lot easier: use an image that already means something to a lot of people, and change it to make it your own . I think pop art works best when a popular, mass-culture image is changed in a way that communicates a very individual, personal relationship to it--and it's a personal relationship that a lot of other people can relate to.

    Bad pop art is almost too easy. Take a popular image and change it in an obvious way--make it something it wasn't, make it the opposite of itself (i.e., the cute and familiar becomes strange and scary). Make it really big, in an expensive and monumental material. This is what was happening at the KAWS show at Mary Boone was about. A few huge wooden statues, of a Mickey Mouse-type figure, with a head that had been modified to look uncanny: no eyes, split ears, standing in poses of shame and disappointment. I didn't like it at all. But it's certainly popular. I visited on a Saturday and the gallery was swarming with people, all of them admiring this giant junk. I felt like I was in a scene from that Banksy movie, "Exit Through the Gift Shop." What do they like about it so much, I wondered? Maybe for some people it's just cool to see an easy way to make an art. they know it encourages their fantasy that they too could be an artist, if they just put in some effort and money. Maybe what they admire is the will the artist has to make art work for himself.

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