Brooklyn-based artist and ”subculture hero,” Brian Donnelly, a.k.a. KAWS, moves on to this next stop the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His upcoming exhibition “Down Time” will feature a “22-foot-high, site-specific mural where visitors are invited to watch the street-turned contemporary-artist paint live over the course of a week in early February. Other highlights will include a 24-foot-long triptych hung in the museum’s Robinson Atrium, In addition, a gallery installation of paintings, drawings and sculpture will feature a grid of 27 tondo paintings, each 40 inches in diameter, and of course his monumental Companion sculpture.
KAWS enlists the seemingly incongruent techniques of pop art, toy-making, graffiti, product design, and sculpture to create a body of work that is at once universal and provocative, disconcerting and delightful. This will be the first-ever exhibition for KAWS in Atlanta. The High Museum of Art has also notably added one of the signature KAWS paintings to its permanent collection. The program starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, as part of the High’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists lecture series, while the official opening is on Saturday, February 18th, 2012.
High Museum of Art | 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 - United States
Down Time Exhibition Dates | Saturday, February 18th - Sunday, May 20th, 2012