The summer show at Anton Kern takes its title from a 1970s wetsuit advertisement. The artists in the show play not only with the sunny image of “It’s Always Summer” but also the strangely contradictory “on the Inside,” looking at shared experiences and interior turmoil or freedom. (See Mark Flood’s ENJOY BLOOD, which is simultaneously funny and ominous.)
Here’s a preview of the show, which was organized by Dan McCarthy (whose work also appears in the gallery) and is up through Aug. 17.
Dan Walsh, From Here, 2008
Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery
Kiki Smith, Milky Way, 2011
Courtesy the artist and the Pace Gallery, photo by G.R. Christmas
Mark Flood, ENJOY BLOOD, 2011
Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, photo by Christopher Burke Studios
Mary Heilmann, Mojave Mirage, 2012
Courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery, New York, Hauser & Wirth, photo by Thomas Muller
Matthew Monahan, Body Electric (Shin Bend), 2010
Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, photo by Alessandro Zambianchi
Rita Ackermann, The Ugly Painting, 1996-1997
Courtesy the artist
Installation view of "It's Always Summer on the Inside"
Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery