Alexandra Peers keeps mining the Dash Snow vein no matter how tangential. The latest New York Magazine Intelligencer item isolates New York as the white-hot center of the world’s art trends:
The New York art scene is in the midst of “a renaissance,” says Kathy Grayson, curator of the show and director of Deitch Projects Gallery, where she met Barzan. The city is headquarters now to not one but three historically important art trends, says Grayson: “Street Punk” (Dash Snow, Kembra Pfahler, Terence Koh), “Wild Figuration” (Jules de Balincourt, Takashi Murata), and the “New Abstraction” (Dan Colen, Sterling Ruby). (Perhaps not incidentally, a spate of the artists in the show have shown at Deitch.) Prominent pieces will include a large work by Barry McGee, and the cop car that Spencer Sweeney suspended from the ceiling at Gavin Brown’s. The shop of “Downtown Don” Aaron Bondaroff will also be re-created, and Snow had been slated to be the D.J. at the opening party.
Not everyone’s signing on to the zeitgeist. “I don’t know if it’s a renaissance… it’s a crew,” says Todd Levin, director of art-advisory firm Levin Art Group and curator of a show currently up at Marianne Boesky Gallery. “The show will be au courant, but some of these artists are selling for six or seven figure prices with one or two gallery shows under their belt.”
It’s a New York Art ‘Rennaissance,’ Argues a New Show (New York Magazine)