Edward Kienholz (October 23, 1927 – June 10, 1994) was an American installationartist and assemblagesculptor whose work was highly critical of aspects of modern life. From 1972 onwards, he assembled much of his artwork in close collaboration with his artistic partner and fifth wife,Nancy Reddin Kienholz. Throughout much of their career, the work of the Kienholzes was more appreciated in Europe than in their native United States, though American museums have featured their art more prominently since the 1990s.
Art critic Brian Sewell called Edward Kienholz "the least known, most neglected and forgotten American artist of Jack Kerouac's Beat Generation of the 1950s, a contemporary of the writers Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Norman Mailer, his visual imagery at least as grim, gritty, sordid and depressing as their literary vocabulary".
Cory Walsh. When Brian Maguire, an Irish painter, talks about his work, he sounds more like a documentary filmmaker or a war correspondent ... “I want to tell their story. We are storytellers." ... Everything ... He was close friends with the late artists Edward and Nancy Kienholz, who lived in Hope, a small community on the northeast side of Lake Pend Oreille ... .
This pattern of inclusion is part of the legacy of museum founder, director and primary curator Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, a longtime ally of the LGBTQ community ...That’s how I feel ... Inspired in part by Waters’ own art making and an Edward Kienholz exhibition he chanced upon, Adams began making art in 1996, after the loss of his toy poodle, Odie ... ....
The exhibition is easy to take in, physically ... The best demonstration of this is Edward and NancyRedding Kienholz’s “The OzymandiasParade,” a massive mixed media tableau which presents replicas of guns and grenades on top of stacks of dollar bills, a leader upside down on a horse, a torn American flag and a skeleton in uniform ... .
Works made with sticks and chainsaws and others made out of a crashed Dodge... Opens Tuesday and runs through April 4. USC, 823 W ... 121 N ... Edward and Nancy Kienholz, “The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the WonderHorseTrigger,” at L.A ... Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, “The Merry-Go-World or Begat By Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger,” 1988-1992.
The arts scene is getting rolling again for the new year, with shows that dwell in mystical and a screening series that is all about dance. Here are almost a dozen exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week. ... Opens Saturday at 6 p.m ... 22 ... Edward and Nancy Kienholz, “The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the WonderHorseTrigger,” at L.A.
Related... Ollman also has a look at an installation by Edward and Nancy Kienholz at L.A ... “We don’t ride this microcosm of life,” Ollman writes, “‘It’s life that takes us for a ride.” “The Merry-Go-World or Begat By Chance and the WonderHorseTrigger,” 1988-1992, by Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz. (Estate of Nancy Reddin Kienholz / Jeff McLane, L.A ... .
Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz’s stirring installation at L.A ... Sallow varnish and gluey paint drip from multiple surfaces, the signature Kienholz patina of accumulated time and exhausted vitality. Detail of “The Merry-Go-World or Begat By Chance and the WonderHorseTrigger” by Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz ... Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz.
A new gallery in East Hollywood debuts with works that riff on bondage and freedom, while a long-time Santa Monica art outpost bids its final adieu. Here are nine exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week. ... Opens Saturday at 6 p.m ... 8 ... 2 ... Edward and Nancy Kienholz, “The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the WonderHorseTrigger,” at L.A.