Get off work early, and go see some art. I think that should be my new mantra… I spent an afternoon on the Westside and had a chance to see the latest KAWS exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend”. I’ve managed to see every one of the shows he’s had at Honor Fraser, and although this one wasn’t as grandiose, it was just as good. He returned with a new body of work that encompassed black and white pieces and the use of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts characters.
If you’ve seen “Man’s Best Friend”, I’m sure you got some pretty cool Instagram photos for your followers. Any KAWS piece would warrant that. But have you taken the time to really examine what he does? Sometimes the meaning gets lost. I know because I’ve done that just for content on Fatlace. But this time, I went through the gallery and studied lines, shapes, and colors. I stepped back and stared at his chaos, his interpretation of pop culture and dystopia, and tried to make sense of it.
I think I should change my mantra to take time, instead.
Anyway, here are some photos from the show. It runs through October 31 at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.