contemporaryobsessions:

Ray JohnsonOpening reception Tuesday, October 7. 6–8pmOctober 7 – November 1, 2014Karma is pleased to present an exhibition of previously unseen work by Ray Johnson (1927–1995).American popular culture and the environment of the “art world,” combined with a sly use of puns, codes, inside jokes and signature wit mixed with piercing perceptiveness, comprise the frame for much of Johnson’s work. Using his own brand of semantic structure, Johnson creates complex and multi-layered portraits—of himself and of other subjects.A comprehensive publication will be released in conjunction with the exhibition, which includes 296 color illustrations of collages, drawings, interventions and other ephemera.This exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co., and Jay Gorney.

contemporaryobsessions:

Ray Johnson
Opening reception Tuesday, October 7. 6–8pm
October 7 – November 1, 2014


Karma is pleased to present an exhibition of previously unseen work by Ray Johnson (1927–1995).

American popular culture and the environment of the “art world,” combined with a sly use of puns, codes, inside jokes and signature wit mixed with piercing perceptiveness, comprise the frame for much of Johnson’s work. Using his own brand of semantic structure, Johnson creates complex and multi-layered portraits—of himself and of other subjects.

A comprehensive publication will be released in conjunction with the exhibition, which includes 296 color illustrations of collages, drawings, interventions and other ephemera.


This exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co., and Jay Gorney.

rayjohnsonestate:

karmakarmanyc:

Ray JohnsonKarma, New York, 2014296 pages9.5 x 12 inchesHardcover$30 Preorder$45 Retail

The Karma exhibition is accompanied by a book drawn from the Estate’s holdings.

rayjohnsonestate:

karmakarmanyc:

Ray Johnson
Karma, New York, 2014
296 pages
9.5 x 12 inches
Hardcover

$30 Preorder

$45 Retail

The Karma exhibition is accompanied by a book drawn from the Estate’s holdings.

You know you’re a cat person when your cat does something like this and you nonchalantly intervene without skipping a beat.

You know you’re a cat person when your cat does something like this and you nonchalantly intervene without skipping a beat.

(Source: jaidefinichon)

derpycats:

Charlie and Louis go belly up.

My boys… Charlie the tuxedo, Louis the little gray guy.

derpycats:

Charlie and Louis go belly up.

My boys… Charlie the tuxedo, Louis the little gray guy.

thetargetpracticeproject:

“Z,” paper collage by Audrey Smith, USA, for The Target Practice Project, an international collage collaboration (to join, see the “about” tab on the blog at http://thetargetpracticeproject.BlogSpot.com)

Thanks again, Laura!

thetargetpracticeproject:

Z,” paper collage by Audrey Smith, USA, for The Target Practice Project, an international collage collaboration (to join, see the “about” tab on the blog at http://thetargetpracticeproject.BlogSpot.com)

Thanks again, Laura!

Just got my art returned from the Play it Again Sam show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA. I think I’m going to hang it in my bedroom.
#art #collage #collageart #mixedmedia

Just got my art returned from the Play it Again Sam show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA. I think I’m going to hang it in my bedroom.
#art #collage #collageart #mixedmedia

I love starting a collage with bits of this and that and having no idea where things are gonna go. Slowly I build one thing upon another, and then lightbulbs start going off, and there’s the excitement of building a thing and watching things flow together. That’s why I do it, for those little electric moments. Still in progress, but in the home stretch.
#art #collage #mixedmedia #cutandpaste #collageart #papercollage

I love starting a collage with bits of this and that and having no idea where things are gonna go. Slowly I build one thing upon another, and then lightbulbs start going off, and there’s the excitement of building a thing and watching things flow together. That’s why I do it, for those little electric moments. Still in progress, but in the home stretch.
#art #collage #mixedmedia #cutandpaste #collageart #papercollage