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New York Daze

by Wendy Dembo
on 16 June 2006

I don’t know where Daze finds the time. In the last two weeks, he curated a show with Mass Appeal editorial director Sacha Jenkins, had a solo show at Midoma, painted a mural for Nike to help launch the World Cup, and tomorrow, 17 June 2006, the Daze-curated “New York’s Own” opens before he heads of to Italy for two solo shows the following afternoon.

“New York’s Own” is a mind blowing collection of works by old school and newish artists including: Charlie Ahearn, CRASH (pictured right), Todd James, KAWS, Richard Kern, Mark Kostabi, José Parlá, Pink, Ricky Powell, Terry Richardson, Stephen Powers aka ESPO and many more amazing artists. Get there early, it's going to be a mob scene.

Banned from Television 7, features the too “hot” (thanks Paris) for TV art of Rammellzee, Ron English, Cycle, Won, Ryan Michael Kelly, Sacha Jenkins SHR and Daze. Co-curated by Jenkins and Daze this show deals with “sexual repression, hate, ageism, racism, war” and a whole bunch of other “isms” that one sees on TV. The artists work in a variety of mediums from photography, painting to aerosol.

For this solo show at Midoma, Daze focuses on different aspects of his life, his work and growing up in NYC. He presents us with varying urban imagery, like scenes of elevated trains, the Staten Island Ferry, as well as a triptych called “Afrolistic,” which “reflects my interest in the black exploitation films of the 1970"s, which were so influential to me then and now.” A must see. Info and a flyer after the jump.

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