Jim Drain has made fuzzy sculptures and kooky sweaters, furniture, videos, installations, and collages. Now the prolific artist is turning his attention to a place where many begin: painting (kind of).
Takeshi Murata's first solo show at Salon94 Bowery, "Synthesizers" [through Oct. 20], includes seven large-scale photographic prints and a glitchy video portrait of his studio, all created via computer. Born in 1974, Murata is part of a generation with a past in the analog and a present fully lived in the world of the digital. The forward march of technology will surely reframe these works as it has already changed the newly obsolete objects included within them.
2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor