Don Porcella - www.donporcella.com
New York Times, art critic Ken Johnson describes Don Porcella’s paintings as, “…images like Sasquatch lounging in a pink recliner by a wilderness lake and a mobile home trailer on fire are embodied in a thick, sensuously waxy medium.” Drawing from his own imagery of the suburban, and his interest in folk art, cartoons, and science fiction, Porcella’s work allows the subjective and strange to penetrate humorous representations of a wildly imaginative reality.
Monday, December 09, 2013
TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF BENEFIT
Lower East Side gallery The Lodge and online auctioneer Paddle8 have partnered to put together a benefit exhibition and auction. The exhibition at The Lodge, which features works by more than 75 artists based in New York City, is on view through Tuesday night (there will be a closing reception from 7-9pm), while the online auction continues at Paddle8 through Friday.
Friday, December 06, 2013
New Mural by Don Porcella @ The Owl's Head 479 74th St, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Don Porcella's painting and sculpture was just acquired by one of the largest art collection's in the world
New Drawings at my studio in Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Saturday, November 10, 2012
|"NYC artist Don Porcella creates erotic (and non-erotic too) sculptures and installations using "low-brow" materials like pipe-cleaners and wax. The recipient of many prizes and fellowships, Porcella aims to poke fun at the absurdities of consumer culture and the human condition through comically awkward and decidedly unsexy nudes."|
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Year long display of West Collects 2012
The West Prize exhibition is about to open in Oaks, PA for the year long display of the West Collects 2012 recipients.
Here is a photo of my piece installed yesterday by the staff of the West Collection and I. This installation is now owned by The West Collection. Thanks to everyone who helped make this acquisition happen especially the people who helped exhibit this piece in installations around the country.
“There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain” 8 x 8 x 8 feet, pipe cleaners, 2008-2011. Don Porcella
"There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain" is an installation that is made out of woven pipe cleaners using a hand made process devised by the artist. The scene is of a swimming hole with two swimmers, half their bodies in the water, in a remote, rural setting. The two swimmers seem relatively happy but apprehensive about their experience in the swimming hole. They seem to know that something is about to happen.
Above the swimmers is a turkey vulture that is about to prey on them. "There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain" represents a cycle or food chain. The swimmers and all the items around the swimming hole are equal members of this chain. They are all members of the same environment and they will all be eaten and returned to the earth as nourishment for other organisms to grow.
In addition to the swimmers, swimming hole and turkey vulture there are items that the swimmers have brought along with them on their nature adventure. A boom box (stereo cassette player/radio), a pair of New Balance athletic shoes, a pair of flip-flops, two Sudz beer cans all rest haphazardly in and around the swimming hole. These items are meant to symbolize our own absurd carbon footprint. Conversely, there are two rats, bees, a parakeet and a dragonfly in addition to the rocks and tree stumps that round out the natural setting. Both the unnatural and natural are forced to co-habitate the same space.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
what is visual art when you can't see it? is it still art?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
here is the link to some images from the show.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Click on this link to go to the Rew & Who channel to view the 10 minute interview with me.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
My art is best of 2011 and is in "In The Art World" magazine.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Don Porcella's art is mentioned in The New York Times, Look Into My Owl and Gloria Hickey
|Just wanted to update you about another online article about the Museum of Art and Design's Open Studios program and my residency...|
Previous mentions include:
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The BEST ALBUM COVERS of 2011 (The Year-End Awards) January 21st, 2012.
1) Sky Full of Holes – Fountains of Wayne
2) The King of Limbs – Radiohead
3) Cloud Maintenance – Kevin Hearn (Don Porcella's painting is the cover)
4) The Valley – Eisley
5) The Whole Love – Wilco
Even with digital releases, there are album covers. This seems to be the final facet of the artistry of the album that will survive into the next generation of music consumers, especially considering just how much we like colorful displays on our technology. Still, there’s something so much more gorgeous about a CD booklet or, even better, a vinyl LP. The five selections below – with an honorable mention thrown in because I couldn’t ignore it – are examples of the artists who still give attention to the complete package of their albums. It was a tight contest between the top three, and these are all albums worth checking out the next time you’re in a store that offers records, even if you’re only going to take a glance.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Don Porcella plays live in Brooklyn, NY and he releases 7th album
Park Slope440 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
here is my channel so you can see other music performances like when I play with my band.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
CRITIC by Don Porcella and other action figures
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
my painting Routine Cloud Maintenance on the cover of an album
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Solo Exhibition by Don Porcella in NYC opens Oct 5th, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK - "Rock Star" by Don Porcella