Sunday, March 06, 2016

New York Shitty Off-Off-Armory Show

New York Shitty celebrates everything about the city that isn’t Big Art, Big Money, Big Fashion and Big Glamor – embracing the gritty, the raw, the democratic, the unwanted, the despised and the persecuted. “ ....Yup, that’s me.

So in the spirit of being unwanted and despised, I was included in this show located at Con-Artists Collective, a gallery space on the Lower East Side. Curated by Uta Brauser, owner of the Bushwick Gallery Fish With Braids, it was described in the Bedford and Bowery blog "as much an occupation and a performance as it is an exhibition of goods."

Other artists in the show are James McGann, Motherpigeon, Smitty “Subtexture” Smith, Omer Gal, Josef Pinlac, TV Douglas, Jenny Heissenhuber, Sarah Wang, Julz Art, Dave Tree, Blancablanca, Blind, T.Mas, Uncle Riley, Wizard Skull, Frank Ape, Lenore Cohen, and T-Fuk.

"New York Shitty” will be at the Con Artist Gallery at 119 Ludlow Street until March 12. On March 5 – 6, “New York Shitty in Real Time,” a live street action event, will be taking place in the Meatpacking District. For more details, see here. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

David Bowie Eternity

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Parallel Universes of Punk

The Single Eye. My manifesto for today.

To a huge degree,my lifetime painting project, “If Thine Eye Be Single” series was generated by an interest in gnosticism. This has not only has been a lifetime preoccupation for me, but obviously, mysticism is one of the basic themes in the realm of all artistic expression. This project has been ongoing for twenty-seven years now, and at first my motivation was to channel my "subconscious" but now I call it "non-physical realms" which is pretty much the same thing. As I began to understand consciousness, I have realized that ALL thoughts, beliefs and vibrations are available. My steering-wheel through infinite parallel universes are my emotions. The way thoughts feel, emotionally is my (and your) internal guidance system. As a consciousness aligns with love/light by "good feeling thoughts" the internal vision becomes non-dual. The eye becomes "single." The single-eye is my obsession. You will always find the motif of the "single eye" in my paintings and doodles. "If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”- Matthew 6:22

Monday, January 04, 2016

Happy New Year!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Taylor Swift Instagram Shot -- Wearing KK designed Fems Shirt

Holy Shit, someone posted these Taylor Swift photos on Instagram wearing a shirt with a design that I did many years ago for the iconic Buffalo, NY punk-rock band - The Fems! Woah!

All I can say is, Taylor, you have extremely eclectic taste and the classic KK-art looks awesome on you. Not to mention, the design matches your lipstick!

Seriously, Taylor, give me a call... - KK

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cold Beer & Broads "Summer Girl"--Moving Up the Charts

I've been doing art, packaging and promotion for the oddly-named country-pop band Cold Beer & Broads for several years now and it looks like their new release Summer Girl, strangely enough, is moving up the charts with a bullet.
Cold Beer & Broads is a loosely-knit group of musicians, under the direction of the bizzarro songwriting attorney Larry Studnicky (pictured below at the shoot for the Summer Girl video.)  Collectively and individually, they have worked with such legendary artists as Suge Knight (Death Row Records), Fred Schneider (the B-52’s), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Cher and Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones.)
The song Summer Girl features Mr. Studnicky channeling Jimmy Buffet, The Beach Boys and possibly even Martin Denny in a calypso-themed, down-on-his-luck sob-story of a sad-sack geezer being played by a blonde gold-digger. With deadpan delivery, Larry sings...
... she went to the ladies room, 
and didn’t come back soon,
So I looked for her all over the bar.
I ran outside to fetch her,
But I never did catch her,
’cause she’d taken the keys to my car.

Check out the premiere of Cold Beer & Broads' new track “Summer Girl.”