James Earl Scones

Darren Bader, James Earl Scones

Darren Bader, James Earl Scones
Softcover, 96 pp., offset 1/1, 6 x 9 inches
Edition of 1000, signed and numbered
Published by David Kordansky Gallery, Rivington Arms

$25.00 · out of stock

“In an art world vernacular, Darren Bader joins the pointed yet poetic, museumoligical interventions of Christopher D’Arcangelo to the cheesy, rank diaristic meditations of Dieter Roth. Punster and prankster, the demon spawn of Julia Child and David Markson, in a less highfalutin patois, he’s about the only guy I know who one-ups Don Novello’s great Lazlo Toth letters by signing his own name. Taking (so-called) institutional critique apart brick by gold-sanctioned brick, he’s critiquing the world and partying at the same time—Tom Cruise and NASA, stand warned. It’s about time someone tapped Al Qaeda as an aesthetic. James Earl Scones are my new favorite way to start the day.”

—Bruce Hainley


Keegan McHargue, Foibles

Keegan McHargue, Foibles
Softcover, 20 pp. + two posters, offset 4/1, 10 x 14 inches
Edition of 500
Published by Seems

$22.00 ·

Keegan McHargue was born in Portland, Oregon in 1982, and currently lives and works in New York. He has had solo exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco, Rivington Arms, Metro Pictures, and The Wrong Gallery in New York City, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, and Hiromi Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo. His work is part of several public collections, including the Deste Foundation in Athens, and the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as the New York Museum of Modern Art.

McHargue combines banal interiors, pattern, and disjointed figures to create dystopic paintings and drawings that reference both art history and the psyche. His flattened compositions, simplified shapes, and neat planes of color echo the artificial, mannered nature of his scenes. These elements belie a darker narrative than may first appear.