In 2000, Australian artist Ben Frost faked his own death, sending out newspaper funeral notices that doubled as invites to his solo exhibition. Some, of course, saw this in poor taste—but what do they know about art, anyway? His latest show, Plague Landscapes, is his most imaginative work to date, featuring his signature hyper-bubblegum style and cluttered collage pieces that combine cutesy cartoon characters (Powerpuff Girls, Porky the Pig, Donald Duck) with blood splats, naked women, and bondage gear. Tonight’s opening party includes DJ set Kool Herc.
Sat., June 20, 7 p.m., 2009