December 17, 2012

"Yes we are two people but we are one artist."

Check out Slava's full shoot and interview for the cover of Whitewall Magazine HERE

November 18, 2012




"I think I am in Hell, and therefore I am" -Arthur Rimbaud

Beauty / Hell
Nov 15-29 (131 Chrystie Street) + Nov 29-Dec 31(87 Rivington Street)
envoy enterprises is pleased to present BEAUTY and HELL, a two-part exhibition by the art duo SUPERM. BEAUTY will be on view at the gallery's 131 Chrystie Street Location followed by HELL which will be on view at the gallery's 87 Rivington Space.

Inspired by the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud and the art of Hans Bellmer and Pierre MOlinier, this dual exhibition combines a new series of collages entitled SKINGRAPHS, which represent BEAUTY, with the latest SUPERM video featuring Francois Sagat with contributions by Josh Lee, Nick Theobald, Gio Black Peter and Erica Keck, which represent HELL.

SUPERM is a collaborative art project by Slava Mogutin and Brian Kenny. Their work has been exhibited at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, The Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon in Spain, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and, most recently, at Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston. This show marks 8 years of fruitful collaboration between the two artists. 

June 12, 2012

I swear to tell

a solo exhibition by BRIAN KENNY

envoy enterprises
131 Chrystie St, NYC
20 June - 22 July 2012. Wed-Sun. 12 - 6
Opening Reception Wednesday June 20 6-8 pm

Here been soft
alONE born
tap tap tap
Caught red handed
Bare bones
Face HERe!
Cross the on fire line
How we reinvent the trophy
That’s how we roll
Rain again fallen stars
Lets not fight out of order
The hole truth
Sewn together
Fingers for the people of fate
Sage race
Time walk
Rest in hide and seek peace
Under the totally honest influence
Held no further questions hostage
Brian I rest my case Kenny 2012

envoy enterprises is pleased to present The Hole Truth, our first solo exhibition with New York based artist Brian Kenny.

Working with fabric for the first time, Kenny learned how to sew to construct a series of iconic objects – altered and reconfigured US flags, reflecting on what it means to be a disaffected gay American in the age of Occupy, the issues of social inequality and injustice. Devalued and depraved symbols, fallen or removed stars and stripes, the distortion and disfiguration evoke feelings of this discontent.

Mastering his primary medium of free-associative drawing, Kenny also created a series of large scale drawings on vintage police shooting targets – obsessive and intricate compositions depicting personal fantasies, fears and fetishes, as well as esoteric symbols and hand signs borrowed from sign language and urban subcultures. This new body of work serves as both artist’s intimate diary and passionate commentary on gender and sexuality, religion and guilt, finding inspiration in chaos while fighting the demons within – The Hole Truth and nothing but the truth.

Brian Kenny is a New York based American artist. Born 1982, in Heidelburg, Germany. He works across drawing, painting, sculpture, text, sound, video, and blogging. In 2004, Brian and his partner Slava Mogutin formed SUPERM, an ongoing collaborative art project.

Sewn Together (2012)
ink, acrylic and thread on vintage American police shooting target paper
22.5 x 34 inches

June 9, 2012


new SUPERM polaroids

film provided by Impossible
featuring my new flags..

East Village Boys presents "For Personal Use @ Impossible Project

SUPERM (Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny) 2012

East Village Boys presents:
June 5-15, 2012
The Impossible Project Space
425 Broadway, 5th Floor, NYC

 Once upon a time horny boys, pornography dilettantes, sneaky voyeurs and slutty exhibitionists, the curious and the depraved, and queers of all types were confined to instant photography to document their private activities and tastes in all things a little less than appropriate. As a part of the Queer New York International Arts Festival, the infamous East Village Boys are bringing together their favorite artists to create work on instant analog film for a new exhibition. “For Personal Use” celebrates New York City’s historical queer community through controversial and thought provoking imagery. -EVB

by Mx Justin Vivian Bond, >
Mx Justin Vivian Bond
by Jeff Hahn, >
Jeff Hahn
by Josh McNey, >
Josh McNey
by Christian Schoeler, >
Christian Schoeler

by Andrew Yang, >
Andrew Yang
by Jayson Keeling, >
Jayson Keeling

by SUPERM (Slava Mogutin and Brian Kenny), >
SUPERM (Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny)

Portrait of a Generation @ The Hole, NYC

Zombie Party, 2009
SUPERM (Slava Mogutin and Brian Kenny) + Gio Black Peter, Bruce LaBruce, Richie Rennt, and Ryan Pfluger)
Ink and paint on paperboard, 33” x 45.5”

Portrait of a Generation
June 7 – August 10, 2012

 The Hole is proud to announce the exhibition “Portrait of a Generation” where over 100 artists who make up the art scene here will make portraits of each other to give image to a community of people. The works will be hung salon style on our gallery walls, and include painted, drawn and photographic portraits.
We are producing a catalogue for the exhibition that will serve as a kind of yearbook for New York City in 2012.

Aaron Rose, Adam Tullie Adam Schleimer Alex Prager, Alexey Sizov, Alison Blickle, Allison Schulnik, Anders Oinonen, Andrea Sonnenberg, Andre Saravia, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Andrew Kuo, Angeline Rivas, Ari Marcoplolous, Ashley Macomber, Aurel Schmidt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Barry McGee, Bec Stupac, Ben Brock, Ben Jones, Bijoux Altimirano, Bill Powers, Billy Grant, Body By Body, Brengar, Brian Belott, Brian Degraw, Brian Kenny, Brain McPeck, Bruce High Quality, Bruce Labruce, Cass Bird, Caroline Snow, Casey Spooner, Chelsea Seltzer, Cheryl Dunn, Chris Johanson, Christian Rosa, Clare Rojas, Clayton Patterson, Cody Critcheloe, Colette Robbins, Cynthia Rowley, Dash Snow, Donald Baechler, Donald Cummings, Dustin Yellin, Eddie Martinez, Enno Tianen, Eric Cahan, Erik Foss, Eric Yahnker, Evan Gruzis, Fab Five Freddy, Francesca Gavin, Glenn O’Brien, Gordon Hull, Grant Worth, Hisham Bharoocha, Holton Rower, IO Tillet Wright, Isaac Lin, Jack Donoghue, Jack Pierson, Jaimie Warren, Jane Moseley, JD Samson, Jeanette Hayes, Jeff Ladouceur, Jeff Vespa, Jeremy Kost, Jesse Edwards, Jesse Geller, Jiannis Varelas, Jim Drain, JIM JOE, Jo Jackson, Joe Bradley, Joe Grillo, Joe Rushe, Joey Frank, John Holland, Jonah Freedman, Jorge Ulrich, Josh Lazcano, Justin Lowe, Kadar Brock, Karley Sciortino, Kathy Grayson, KATSU, Keegan McHargue, Kembra Pfahler, Kenny Scharf, Kevin Baker, Kris Kahler, Kristy Leibowitz, Kunle Martins, Lance De Los Reyes, Lele Savieri, Leo Fitzpatrick, Levi Tate, Libby Black, Lizzi Bougatsos, Lola Schnabel, Malcolm Stuart, Marc Bell, Maria Robledo, Maripol, Mark Cross, Matt Jones, Matt Leines, Matt Stone, Matthew Craven, Matthew Stone, Max Snow, McDermott & McGough, Micah Ganske, Mike Namer, Miz Metro, N Dash, Naomi Fisher, Olivier Zahm, Parker Ito, Peter Sutherland, Rachel Chandler, Raymond Pettibon, Renee Ricard, Robert Lazzarini, Ry Fyan, Ryan McGinley, Sam Moyer, Sandy Kim, Scott Ewalt, Scott Hug, Scott Reeder, Seana Gavin, Sharon Needles, Shoplifter, Slater Bradley, Slava Mogutin, Spencer Sweeney, Stefan Bondell, Steve Powers, Sue Webster, Susy Oliveira, Taylor McKimens, Terence Koh, Theo Rosenblum, ThreeAsFour, Tim Biskup, Tim Hull, Tim Noble, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Todd James, Vanessa Prager, Wes Lang, Yamataka Eye, Yoko Ono

April 30, 2012

Ya know, sew and sew

sewing honest in preparation for my upcoming solo show this June @ envoy enterprises
Photo by my friend (and sewing teacher) Nicole

March 22, 2012


Fresh from the premiere at the Anthology Film Archives

A new music video made entirely from cut-up and reworked material from Fad Gadget's 1983 cult classic music video "Collapsing New People". Many thanks to the late great Frank Tovey.

March 7, 2012

February 29, 2012

Fad Gadget @ envoy enterprises

 THURSDAY March 1 - Exhibition Opening Reception, 6-8pm
envoy enterprises - 131 Chrystie Street

SATURDAY March 3 - Live Performances by Xeno & Oaklander and Ike Yard, 10:30pm
Dixon Place - 161 Chrystie Street

SATURDAY March 10 - Film Screenings:  Collapsoscope by Brian Kenny,  Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey, 8pm Anthology Film Archives - 32 2nd Ave

envoy enterprises, in collaboration with NP Contemporary Art Center and Mute Records, is pleased to present FG.Ft, a three-part project series in homage to Frank Tovey – founder of the 1970s/1980s British electronic group Fad Gadget, marking the 10 year anniversary of the pioneer’s death. Summoning a diverse group of artists and musicians who have been both directly and indirectly influenced by Tovey, the series will take place from March 1st through to April 8th, 2012 featuring a group exhibition, live music performances, and a film screening.  All events are free and open to the public.

Show catalog and flyer will be available for purchase along with CD released by Mute Records of rare archived material from Fad Gadget.  To purchase, please contact

All events are free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Participating Artists
Olaf Breuning
Nick Cash
Nathan Cash Davidson
Thomas Dozol
David Flinn
Erik Hanson
Kelsey Henderson
Tom Kalin
Erika Keck
Brian Kenny
Robert Knoke
Terence Koh
Slava Mogutin
Micky Pellerano
Edwin Pouncey
Alex Rose
Desi Santiago
Matthew Sims
Stephanie Snider
Gail Stoicheff
Una Szeemann
Frank Tovey
Conrad Ventur
Martynka Wawrzyniak
Liz Wendelbo
Grant Worth
For program schedule and show details, please contact Matthew Arkell: /  212-226-4552
 For press inquiries, please contact April Hunt:
Adam vanWestrienen at Mute: / 646-502-7462

Slava Mogutin
Carter Glitch 1 & 2, 2012
Unique archival inkjet prints on newspaper mounted on canvas panels
11" x 14" each

Please come to Anthology Film Archives on Saturday March 10 and see the premiere of my new music video "Collapsoscope" made entirely from cut-up and reworked material from Fad Gadget's 1983 cult classic music video "Collapsing New People"
Below are some stills from the video:

January 27, 2012

A dream to WINter

Through the windows -- through doors -- burst like a ruthless force,
Mind not the old wind beseeching the young mind, We shall over comfortable
Ransack round you the rustling luxuries tread,
ploughing to "Find it!", bending your head
Into the mystical moist star-spangled night-air,
as time down the stairs a nest of exploding kisses lies in wait
All spheres, grown, ungrown, suns, moons, planets rotate

- Walt Whitman+Arthur Rimbaud+Brian Kenny

January 12, 2012

re function

Collaborative artist portfolio for Flaunt Magazine
Direction and Photography: Slava Mogutin
Artwork, post-production and editing: Brian Kenny
Styling: Long Nguyen
Casting: Roger Inniss for Boom Productions
Models: Tyheem Christopher, Brian Hardy, Carter Harrington and Brendan Washington
Props: Andrey Bartenev and Josh Lee

January 1, 2012


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