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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hint Tip: Jeremy Kost

Whether you look at grainy images of young, supple male skin and see art or something more carnal, you'll be sated tonight at the opening of After the Party, an exhibit of such images by Polaroid artist (and Hint contributor) Jeremy Kost, curated by Tim Goossens of PS1. Here's what the press release had to say: "Jeremy'd Polaroids are about power and desire; whether it is obtained or not, the works presented lend to the notions of instant gratification, restraint and the overall fulfillment of desires."

Tuesday, March 3, 7 - 9:30 pm, The Dactyl Foundation, 64 Grand Street (b/w West Broadway & Wooster), after-party at the Tribeca Grand, 10 pm - late

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Male Gaze

We're amazed and mystified by Polaroids. How do those white-bordered, air-dried little squares endow the faces and bodies inside with such hot, fuzzy glow? Is it the intimacy, the immediacy, the DIY vibe? Any way you blow on it, artist Jeremy Kost taps into the magic with his portraits of male models in various states of dishabille. In the first of his Male Gaze series for the Hint Blog, he shot new face David Oliver (of Red Models) in a penthouse of the Maritime Hotel. Click images to (ahem) enlarge...

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