Misaki Kawai’s “Moko Moko Doki Doki” Show at The Hole, NYC

The Kagawa, Japan-born, LA-based artist tells us about fluffy animals, onomatopoeia and more

Moko Moko Doki Doki, Misaki Kawai‘s fourth solo show at The Hole, promises to be just as bright and fun as one expects from the Kagawa, Japan-born, Osaka-raised, LA-based artist—but this time her direction is fluffy and wordy. From the beautiful to the bizarre, adorable, absurd, shiny, bubbly, puffy, kooky and playful, Kawai’s work provides viewers with the kind of off-kilter cheerfulness and escapism that’s …

Interview: Artist Katherine Bernhardt on Her Slimy Collaboration with NYC’s Sloomoo Institute

The talented painter's tropical goop benefits three mental health charities

Artist Katherine Bernhardt—whose gestural, colorful and playful pieces feature a cast of nostalgic characters and iconography painted in a deliciously digestible way with drippy paint and broad strokes—teamed up with the Sloomoo Institute to make slime that ultimately benefits mental health organizations. While Gen X may lovingly recall the gooey substance from Nickelodeon shows like You Can’t Do That On Television and Double Dare, it’s …

COOL HUNTING’s PRIDE + PAINT + POWER Instagram Live Session

A digital paint-a-long to benefit NYC's LGBT Center

On COOL HUNTING’s Instagram Live tomorrow (26 June) from 2PM to 4PM, filmmaker and art advisor Jaé Joseph will host eight 15-minute conversations with artists and creatives, as they paint pride/protest posters. Viewers are invited to paint-a-long and participate in the accompanying fundraiser for The Center—NYC’s acclaimed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. A link will be pinned to the live event, allowing viewers …