September 27, 2008

Magnum Esopus

Last weekend, in the Catskills, on the Esopus Creek.









































video

September 24, 2008

"Targets and Etchings" Installation Views

























Brian Kenny
Concentration Please
Milan, 2008
Mixed Media on vintage American shooting target paper
22.5” x 34"



Brian Kenny
Don't Move Man Pile
New York, 2008
Mixed Media on vintage American shooting target paper
22.5” x 34"




Brian Kenny with Gio Black Peter and Slava Mogutin
Everybody Parts
New York, 2008
Mixed Media on vintage American shooting target paper
22.5” x 34"




Brian Kenny
Our Place
New York, 2008
Mixed Media on vintage American shooting target paper
22.5” x 34"




Brian Kenny with Christophe Chemin
Final Food
Milan, 2008
Mixed Media on vintage American shooting target paper
22.5” x 34"




Check out photos from the opening on the MY COMRADE blog!


September 10, 2008

"TARGETS AND ETCHINGS" (WARM BROTHERS)


Proudly announcing my first New York solo show...






The 5+5 Gallery is proud to present the first New York solo exhibition of Brian Kenny.

The show features a new series of large-scale drawings on old American police shooting targets. The drawings, made with the street-tested mediums such as sharpies, paint-markers, spray paint and tape, are layered over various images of gun and knife-wielding paper “criminals.” Kenny’s Targets act as background and catalyst for his rabid layering of line, text and figuration. The imagery explores and deconstructs the world of sports, the military, and urban cultures. Bling and guns; wrestlers and sneakers; soldiers and pimps—all and more are depicted in frenetic, obsessive image-making. These Targets often include text “cut-up” oscillating between autobiography and the absurd. They are a bold social response, the artist’s “firing back” at the cultural fixations of sex, violence, politics, and cyber media.

A number of Targets were created in collaboration with fellow artists: Slava Mogutin, Gio Black Peter, Christophe Chemin, Desi Santiago, Bearded Cunt of assume vivid astro focus, Jason Farrer, Sebastiano Mauri, and Billy Miller.

Accompanying this show, Kenny is presenting his first book of eleven etchings and poetry entitled, Hatha Yoga for Ghetto Boys and Animals, printed by Raphael Fodde. Achieving a child-like ethos, this limited edition book combines three highly distinct subjects: yoga, animals, and hip-hop.

Brian Kenny was born in 1982 in Heidelburg, Germany, on an American military base. While growing up, he traveled extensively with his family. As a teenager, he was a competitive gymnast. He went to Oberlin Conservatory on an opera scholarship. Brian works across drawing, painting, sculpture, text, sound, video, and blogging. In 2004, he moved to New York where he began collaborating with Slava Mogutin under the name SUPERM. They are responsible for site-specific, multimedia gallery and museum shows in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, Moscow, Oslo, Bergen, and León, Spain.

5 + 5 Gallery

September 7, 2008

Paintings by Sasha Panyuta

including a portrait of me!

















New paintings in a exhibit by Sasha Panyuta. I met this New York based Russian beauty working together, (along with Slava and a cast of other hotties) for an upcoming project by Francois Rousseau..

September 1, 2008

Phoenicia