NEW YORK— The Mike Weiss Gallery is full of New Yorkers that will put a smile on your face. Will Kurtz has populated the space with collaged newspaper sculptures that depict people he has seen around the city and captured on his iPhone.
He transforms his subjects into life-size works using wood and wire as a foundation. The sculptures are finished with torn newspaper, adding color, dimension and texture to the surfaces. Kurtz has chosen a fascinating medium—layered headlines and images introduce an interpretive aspect to his realistic figures.
“Extra Fucking Ordinary,” Kurtz’s first exhibition at the gallery, is on view from Jan. 12 to Feb. 18, 2012.
All photos by Arts Observer