June 23, 1994 |
Red Grooms' replica of a Target department store has all the items that shoppers would want--except long lines at the cash register. Grooms' "The Discount Store, 1970" is a witty and wry depiction of a Target store. Using wood, canvas and myriad other materials, Grooms built a 1,500-square-foot walk-through replica, complete with wooden shopping carts, a garden center with seeds and a soda counter. "It was a real puzzle" to put together, said Nora Halpern, founding director of the Frederick R.
May 30, 1994 |
Red Grooms is a well-known New York artist, a fact that often spells sophistication. In his case, however, all you probably really need to know is that as kid in Tennessee, Grooms was mightily impressed when the circus came to town. Now his circus is in these parts again in a show called "Target: Red Grooms!" Ensconced at Malibu's Pepperdine University's small art museum, it was organized by director Nora Halpern.
January 20, 1989 |
Ronald Reagan leaves Washington today, but images of the retiring President by nearly 40 artists, including Andy Warhol and Red Grooms, continue on display in a new exhibit titled "Reagan: American Icon" at Bucknell University's Center Gallery in Pennsylvania. The Reagan interpretations feature works done in the past eight years and range from flattering to critical. "It's unprecedented that a President has had contemporary artists do this many images of him," said Robert P.
December 25, 1987 |
Over the years, Red Grooms has used his special brand of vernacular caricature to poke sophisticated fun at the rich and famous of arts and letters. Recently, an East Coast show featured pencil drawings of famous New York School personalities, including a look at the fabled Cedar Bar hang-out, complete with Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning locked in mortal combat and Clement Greenberg shaking a polemic figure at a staid Harold Rosenberg. A current show offers L.A.
October 27, 1987 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and UCLA Film Archives' Contemporary Documentary Series continues tonight at 8 in UCLA's Melnitz Theater with a pair of films on two major artists, Thomas L. Neff's "Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse" and David Sutherland's "Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason."
December 5, 1986 |
Zak Zaikine's painted metal sculptures take the form of psychological icons, attempting to transform comic-book heroes, movie starlets and art historical personalities into Jungian archetypes. Using bright primary colors in a faux naif style, this Woodstock-based artist creates flat, free-standing and wall pieces that appropriate and distort the imagery of the mass media and art Establishment.