Monthly Archives: May 2017

| ART | Albert Herter at Koenig & Clinton

Albert Herter, The Quincunx Aspect #3, 2016, acrylic ink, colored pencil, oil pastel, marker on paper, 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Photo: Jeffrey Sturges, New York.
Albert Herter: The Quincunx Aspect 
June 3-July 16, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 6-8PM
Closing performance: Saturday, July 15, 6-9PM

Koenig & Clinton is delighted to inaugurate our new Bushwick location with the gallery’s first exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist, Albert Herter. On view are 45 vividly colored works on paper that have been culled from six discrete series that were drawn over the course of the past year.

In keeping with his previous series, Herter’s most recent work features compact and elaborate scenes filled with de-constructed figures that have been staged in a surreal space. Ornate compositions commonly include two or three bodies enmeshed in dialogue or in confrontation. Amidst the dense scape of detail, boundaries between figure and ground, human and nature, threaten to disappear.
From a distance, Herter’s detailed freehand ink and watercolor drawings might resemble those of Old Masters drawings. Closer inspection grants passage through a portal into the interior lives of the cast. Mechanically hinged and dramatically costumed, Herter peels back the surface to render subcutaneous drives and expose competing desires of his characters. Rabelaisian excess reveals the swift accumulation of jouissance.
Determined yet vulnerable, Herter’s troupe initially resemble marionettes that are incapable of grasping their own strings, and yet latent potentials seem to lurk in the very framing of the engagement. The frozen scene is one moment of many in which a wide array of vectors move around and through the figure as actors are transformed into actants.
On Saturday, July 15, Wetware will start to bring Herter’s exhibition to a close with a long-format sound performance. Roxy Farman and Matthew Morandi’s collaborative response to the works on view begins at 6PM.
Albert Herter (b. 1980, San Francisco) holds a BFA in new genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he focused primarily on video, installation, and performance. His work has also been the subject of solo exhibitions at San Francisco City Hall and Partisan Gallery, San Francisco. Herter has participated in group exhibitions at: JOAN, Los Angeles; Art in General, New York; Derek Eller, New York; Spiral Gallery, Los Angeles; and Arthouse, McAllen, TX. A pairing of the artist’s drawings and writings were recently published by Comfortable On a Tightrope and Museums Press under the title “In the Curtyard: Orchestrated Reduction of the Fantasm”. His drawings have also been featured in The Third Rail and Lacanian Ink. In addition to his artistic practice, Herter is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
For further information please contact or call (212) 334-9255. Hours of operation are ThursdaySunday, 11AM-6PM and by appointment at 1329 Willoughby Avenue in Brooklyn.

| HERO | UNESCO : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen:

• has access to quality education; a basic human right and an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development;

• may grow and live in a cultural environment rich in diversity and dialogue, where heritage serves as a bridge between generations and peoples;

• can fully benefit from scientific advances;

• and can enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity.


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| NOW | For Planned Parenthood

Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 Tracklist:

01 Deerhoof: “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy cover)
02 Hinds: “When It Comes To You” (Dead Ghosts cover)
03 Cut Worms: “Truly Julie’s Blues” (Bob Lind cover)
04 The Lemon Twigs: “White Flag” (Dido cover)
05 Daddy Issues: “Boys of Summer” (Don Henley cover)
06 Speedy Ortiz: “Young Liars” (TV on the Radio cover)
07 Palehound: “Miss Independent” (Kelly Clarkson cover)
08 The Quilz: “Girl U Want” (DEVO cover)
09 Cass McCombs Band: “Yes We Can Can” (Pointer Sisters cover)
10 Porches: “Morpha Too” (Big Star cover)
11 (Sandy) Alex G: “Druglord Landlord” (Cold Foamers cover)
12 TEEN: “Boys Keep Swinging” (David Bowie cover)
13 Luke Temple: “Duchess” (Scott Walker cover)

The profits of the Cover Your Ass series, a compilation album of cover songs, will go directly to help fund Planned Parenthood.

Read more at Rolling Stone. 

| FLASHBACK | The power of simplicity and ideas



I’ve often challenged retailers to get more emotional, more intuitive, more imaginative and aspire to a vision of the store I call a Theater of Dreams. During New York Fashion Week in September, I got to see that vision made real by the talented designer Mary Ping. In case you think I spent my time rushing around NY Fashion Week shows, Mary’s exhibition was held in our own Saatchi & Saatchi offices on Hudson Street. And very fitting it was too given that Mary’s company name is Slow & Steady Wins the Race. Yes, S&SWTR was an added bonus – if anyone who saw the show thought we were part of the creative brilliance, well, luck is where you find it!

For the New York show Mary worked with a local architectural firm, Bureau V, to present an installation they called Perfume Counter / Department Store / Wedding Dress. Bureau V also had its own exhibition of current projects in our space at the same time.

The installation was a mix of museum, store and entertainment center, exactly what I believe fantastic retail needs to be. Everything was priced at Ping’s signature price of $100 – and that means sunglasses, shirts and even, incredibly, the wedding dress. But Mary Ping is never stuck on formulas. I see she also has a three-tiered Luxe collection with prices stepping up from $1,000 to $10,000 to, yes, $100,000 for a Russian sable trench coat.

Mary Ping is a testament to the power of simplicity and ideas. Simply stunning.

Check out the SlowAndSteadyWinsTheRace website here.