LA DADA 2 @ Van Der Plas Gallery
If you've followed East Village Art back in the day you
should be familiar with Shalom Neuman, Konstantin Bokov
and Kevin Wendall. These artists have endured over the years
and their work is a tribute to their tenacity, humor and creativity.
VAN DER PLAS Gallery, 156 Orchard street, NYC.
Shalom Neuman's talking heads are constructed from found objects,
mostly broken kid's toys. Shalom was part of the Rivington school,
welding found objects together and displaying them
in Sculpture gardens and galleries. At the same time Shalom
was currating the Fusion Art Gallery and Museum at 56 Stanton
street in the Lower East Side.
"Talking Heads" by Shalom Neuman have a switch that turns
on a recorder in the Head Box that talks.
Konstantin Bokov's known for Caricatures and Outsider Art.
He has been part of group shows in London, Paris, Holland, Berlin
and Japan. As well as the Morin Miller Gallery on 57th street,
the Grant Gallery in Soho and the Monique Goldstrum Gallery
in Chelsea, New York.
Kevin Wendall's career started in New York as well,
making him a viable third part candidate for this significant Triad.
A well known graffitti artist in the 70's and 80's who creatively
disfigured billboards and advertisements, scraping out letters to give
them new meanings. He's been awarded the Findland Travel Grant and
eventually ended up in a studio in Dusseldorf, Germany.