Kevin Berlin: Woke Up On the Wrong Side of the Bed
April 11 - May 11, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th, 6-8PM.
(CHICAGO) - Kasia Kay Art Projects is pleased to present Woke Up On the Wrong Side of the Bed, Kevin Berlin’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery. This show follows a breakthrough year for Kevin Berlin with major shows in London, New York and Miami with Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery. The exhibition features a selection of new large oil on canvas, the artist's most uncensored works to date.
Among the works are Berlin’s signature style, mostly black and white, cocktail party scenes such as “The Lonely Girl,” “Woke Up on the Wrong Side Of Bed” and the monumental canvas “The Striped Dress.” Highlights include a sneak preview of the artist’s new “Uncensored” series including several versions of his “F*** YOU” (expressed in English, Italian, and Russian languages) cigarette paintings, packs of Marlboro and Camel with a new interpretation of the warning label.
Kevin Berlin is an internationally recognized artist of enormous talent, with a great eye for bringing to light various intriguing global issues. Whether the subject is cash, cigarettes, cocktail parties, or tigers, his artwork engages the viewer with economic, social and political situations of the day. Berlin's unique style reflects his outlook as "witness" to global popular culture.
Berlin is also well known for his sculptural and performance work. The following are links to the artist’s performances featured by Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery at various internationals art fairs:
"Miss Foreign Exchange International," Scope Miami 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ZbhgFk2-w
"Secret Life Of Ballerinas," Art Chicago 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4l_uRbNBds
"Hamptons Gone Wild," Art Hamptons 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAGMMx3qSBA
Kevin Berlin, a Yale University Alumnus continued his studies in 1988 at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. The artist has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio, and over 40 television stations across the United States. The artist was honored by President Reagan at The White House as a Young Arts Presidential Scholar in 1983. Berlin's major solo exhibitions include shows in London, New York City, Chicago, Kiev, and Shanghai. His works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dudley and Lisa Anderson, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, and General Motors Corp.