Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition: “Stranded.“ From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring invention, communication, emotion, sexuality, interaction and ritual – all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There is a great show open right now in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area called New Neon: Light, Paint, and Photography at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, featuring a roster of California and international artists that work in and around the medium of neon light and paint. Not only is our very own contributing writer Kristin Farr in the exhibition, but Juxtapoz favorites like Richard Colman, Kill Pixie, Patrick Martinez, Amir Fallah and otheres all made their way into the great show. It is open through February 23, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
Juxtapoz-friend Mark Whalen is set to open a new body of work, Maze Walkers, with Blackartprojects in Sydney, Australia next month. Whalen says of his work, "I paint these puzzles of fantasy and forecasted worlds – these multifaceted scenarios of discovery, roleplaying and problem solving that expose humanity at its most bizarre." That's about right.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Earlier this month, Mark Whalen (maybe you know him as Kill Pixie) had a grouping of new works on display with Edwina Corlette Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair. We have done a lot with Mr Whalen over the past year (videos, studio visits, magazine features) but we think this is the first time we have seen basketballs in his work. We could be mistaken, but we think not.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Mark Whalen (aka Kill Pixie), who will have an extensive feature in the January 2012, just released a new print, Geometric Constructions, through Gallery A.S. The new 3-color offset lithograph editioned by Whalen, exploring the relationships between nature and humans, or perhaps more human-like beings, appears as otherworldly botanical print and reflects Whalen's current body of work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
We couldn't pass up the opportunity to post a picture of Dexter (Michael C Hall) and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age at Mark Whalen's opening this past weekend at Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles. And we got Tim Roth with Whalen. Got to have the Pulp Fiction in there.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 12, 2011
We went to hang out with Mark Whalen (aka Kill Pixie, the Australian graffiti writer turned graphic designer turned amazing painter) recently at his studio in Silver Lake as he was prepping up for his new show ANOMALY that opened this past weekend at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles.