Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal" -Picasso. See The Interpretations At Porter Contemporary Today!

Like or love Picasso?  Head over to Porter Contemporary soon for a stunning group exhibition entitled "Drink To Me," highlighting contemporary artists' views of Pablo Picasso.  The exhibit is continues through May 18, 2013 and is a must see for who have been influenced by Picasso or simply love art in general.  
Jason Bryant
The shows' timing coincides with the 40th anniversary of Picasso's death, April 8, 1973, in which gallery owner, Jessica Porter shares her birthday with the date of his passing.   Such a great fact to know and adds even more meaning to the exhibit!  (Funny, my birthday coinsides with the opening of Studio 54, perhaps that is why I worship all things, yes, "Studio 54 - 70's disco-era-Halston-Warhol-esque..." I could go on.  Back to the show, the title of the exhibit is drawn from Picasso's final words "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink anymore."  Another quote "Good artists borrow, great artists steal" inspires two works for the show as well.   You can learn more about the backstory by visiting, better yet by going to the gallery located at 548 W. 28th Street in Chelsea, NYC.   Below are a few of my favorites from the exhibit...
Jeff Huntington
Bryan Austin
Bruno Perillo
Chaltin Pagan (right) with her representation
Judith Mullen
Flavio Galvan
Jane Zweibel
Naoto Hattori
Jason Bryant and his installation piece
Catherine Tafur
Jennifer Murray (two above)
Jan Huling (left) / Jeff Huntington (right)
Again, the show runs through May 18, 2013 and is another example on why Porter Contemporary is one of my most favorite galleries in NYC!