The solo show “Graduation party” invites the audience to a party situation where the video piece Life is being displayed. The narration follows a drunken and lonely clown figure that is a recurring character within the artist's work. The piece was created in a hotel room in Miami 2018. Over the duration of this unique solo exhibition the artist will be creating live performances from different locations in New York, to be streamed online and screened in the gallery space.
Brian Andrew Whiteley (New York, US) is a visual artist creating works that incorporate sculpture, video, new media and performance. He is the author of several viral art projects, manipulating the media to cover provocative and strange news that he fabricates. He is most notably known for his political works the "Trump Tombstone" and “The Vladimir Putin Painting at Trump’s DC Hotel”, for being the original “creepy clown”, haunting cemeteries across the U.S. and for being the performer behind several Bigfoot sightings. He fully immerses himself into each project, participating in unique situations with a goal of achieving "honest" documentation. His large-scale projects manifest themselves as interactive installations, incorporating several forms of media.
His work has been shown at experimental venues and larger institutions, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; The Invisible Dog, NYC; The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Spring / Break Art Show, NY; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston; Satellite Art Show SXSW, Austin, TX; David Owsley Museum of Art, Indiana; Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC; Bushwick Open Studios, NYC; Art on Paper Fair, New York; and Bakehouse Art Center, Miami. Recent projects have garnered press from The New York Times, The NY Daily News, Village Voice, Daily Mail UK, Gothamist, Brooklyn Magazine, Art Net, BBC, Time, Esquire, GQ, Fox, ABC, NBC and NY Magazine,among many others. He received his masters from the School of Visual Arts and his bachelors at Ball State University. Whiteley is widely heralded as the originator of the creepy clown pandemic that swept across the United States (soon to be a movie).
“Graduation party” is the artist's first exhibition in Berlin.
The exhibition is curated by Snövit Hedstierna, founder of Pony Sugar gallery and in collaboration with The Institut für Alles Mögliche.
BEERS WILL BE SERVED.
The exhibition is curated by Snövit Hedstierna, in collaboration with The Institut für Alles Mögliche.
Opening: 28 May, 17:30-20:00
Exhibition open: 28 May -4 June, 14:00-18:30
Venue: Pony Sugar Berlin, hosted by Institut für Alles Mögliche,
Schreinerstraße 20, Berlin.