Will Kurtz – Extra Fucking Ordinary

Last night the life sized figurative sculptures of select New Yorkers from Will Kurtz packed into the Mike Weiss Gallery for the first night of a five week run. It is the artist’s first solo show with the Chelsea gallery.

Will Kurtz - Studio View - 2011
Will Kurtz, Studio View, 2011.

Kurtz collects construction site debris like chicken wire and scrap wood to build the armatures for these stunning shapes. His characterizations are equitable because he hunts the streets photographing his special subjects and works from his two dimensional studies to gather details that make his people so real.

Will Kurtz - Studio View - 2011
Will Kurtz, Studio View, 2011.

The opening was well attended, often filled to capacity with short wait times at the door. Inside, the gallery goers mingled with their newspaper covered counterparts with more grace and ease than many encounters on the streets of New York. The living beings in their dark wintery attire faded away contrasting the spotlighted forms that were the many focuses of the silent and still theater in the round.

Will Kurtz - Studio View - 2011
Will Kurtz, Studio View, 2011.

Will Kurtz
Extra Fucking Ordinary
12 January – 18 February 2012
Mike Weiss Gallery
NYC



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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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