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 …

Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Art Show at The Hole Gallery

Author Lizzy Goodman co-curates an exhibition celebrating NYC's rock scene from 2001-2011

Anyone who paid attention to (or disdained, admired or aspired to be a part of) NYC’s rock’n’roll revival circa 2001-2011 understands the importance of author Lizzy Goodman’s oral history, Meet Me In The Bathroom. Goodman let the very people involved speak for themselves—weaving their words to support origin stories and break-ups, low points and milestones. Nothing will ever explain the chemistry of the genre or …

Daniel Palillo: Paintings About The Fashion World

This weekend in NYC, the atypical Finnish designer forgoes runways to show his thematic collection in an art gallery

Daniel Palillo—a high school, art school then fashion school dropout—never intended to become a fashion designer. Which explains why he avoids the industry as much as he can: rather than following seasonal trends, his work is built on the pillars of art, narrative and his intuition (with humorous flourishes). The result is bold apparel (mostly in the form of oversized tops) that takes a high …