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