The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ambitious Show Including Over 150 Embroidered Canvases by William Earl Kofmehl III at Lombard Freid Projects
Installation view at Lombard Freid Projects. Photo: Courtesy Lombard Freid Projects.

NEW YORK, NY.- Lombard Freid Projects presents William Earl Kofmehl III: Dear Father Knickerbocker, I Just Googled You, the gallery inaugural exhibition at 518 West 19th Street.

Kofmehl’s ambitious show includes over 150 embroidered canvases, a sculpture of a giant squirrel referencing the mythological Trojan Horse and a life size self-portrait of the artist cast in bronze and adorned with zucchini tailed and corn eared animals. Adjacent to the bronze figure is a projected video displaying a conversation between the artist and Bernie Goetz, the infamous New York vigilante and prominent squirrel husbandrist who is remembered for his 1984 subway shooting.

Bernard Goetz, introduced to the artist by way of a mutual friend, becomes a particular source of inquiry and an indirect collaborator for Kofmehl’s exhibition. The Goetz incident, which epitomized New Yorkers’ frustrations with the high crime rates of the 1980s, provides a passage for Kofmehl into the New York City history.

The wooden sculpture of the giant squirrel becomes a backdrop for a series of performances enacted by the artist and his cast. Characters played by various members of the Kofmehl’s family and friends perform a script that conflates the Greek myth of Narcissus with the artist’s own Wikipedia explorations.

Kofmehl looks at the intersections between factual information, historical events and fictitious stories through the lens of the Internet. Sampling through the tremendous richness of his “Googling troves,” the artist resurrects forgotten events from the vast repertoire of New York City history (from the Dutch Colonial and American Civil War times through the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s decades all the way to the present). The results interpreted by Kofmehl are translated into embroideries by a group of Costa Rican women commissioned by the artist.

William Earl Kofmehl III lives and works between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and San Luis, Costa Rica. Recent exhibitions include Alpine Drama, Kunsthalle Winterthur (Switzerland). Kofmehl’s work will be featured in Factory Direct at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2011. Kofmehl is a graduate of Yale University and Carnegie Mellon.

Lombard Freid Projects | Bernard Goetz | William Earl Kofmehl III |

Today's News

November 8, 2010

Martin-Gropius-Bau Shows the Work of One of the Most Important Exponents of Modernism

Christie's Presents the Landmark Lowry Sale from the Collection of Selwyn Demmy

The Year of the Rabbit: From Dali to Marilyn Monroe, Playboy Auctions Art at Christie's

Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Helmut Kolle at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz - Museum Gunzenhauser

Large-Scale Museum-Quality Asian Contemporary Art Leads Christie's Fall Sales in November

First New York Exhibition of One of the Founders of Soviet Photo Reportage at Nailya Alexander Gallery

Sotheby's to Sell The Great Britain Philatelic Collections of the Late Lady Mairi Bury, FRPSL

Six Rising Artists in Six Resonant Multimedia Projects, on View Inside and Out at the Wexner

Loans from the Region's Finest Collections, Brought Together During Abu Dhabi Art 2010

Office of Cultural Education in Albany Launches New Netherland Research Center

Christie's Hong Kong Presents Masterpieces of Chinese 20th Century Art in November

Renowned Los Angeles Painter Ed Moses Opens a Solo Exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art

MacDougall's Announces Top Lots of Its Russian Art Auctions to Be Held in December

Property from the Portland Collection at Christie's in November & December

Paulina Olowska Shows Paintings and Knitted Sweaters at Metro Pictures

Regen Projects Presents an Exhibition of Dan Graham's Multidisciplinary Practice

James Cahill, Eminent Art Historian, to Receive Freer Medal

"Sam Havadtoy: Beauty is Mystery", New Exhibition Opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Artist's Jewels From Modernisme to the Avant-Garde at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Kim Dorland Pushes the Limits of Painting in His New Exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery

Moscow Museum of Modern Art Presents an Exhibition of the Work of Ivan Chuikov

New Sparsely-Colored, Figurative Paintings by Belgian Artist Luc Tuymans at David Zwirner

Large-Scale Recreation of William N. Copley's 1974 Exhibition, X-RATED, at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Ambitious Show Including Over 150 Embroidered Canvases by William Earl Kofmehl III at Lombard Freid Projects

Buddhism's Influence on Contemporary Artists Explored by the Rubin Museum of Art

Miami Art Museum Presents Susan Rothenberg's First South Florida Exhibition

Wit's End, an Exhibition of New Work by Matthew Brannon at David Kordansky Gallery

First Solo Exhibition of Sarah Mei Herman's Work Opens at Soledad Senlle Gallery

Feud Over Vermont Artist and Illustrator Tasha Tudor's Estate Goes to Trial on Monday

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful