For Portrait of a Generation, the current exhibition on view at The Hole, owner Kathy Grayson assigned pairs of artists to draw, paint, or photograph each other, creating a series of portraits for the show in the tradition of Schnabel and Clemente, Prince and Sherman, Gaugin and van Gogh, and so on. She matched some artists with their significant others, others with people she thought should be friends, and others still with people she thought would produce something great.
The result is a present-day who’s who of the art world, hung salon style and reminiscent of a 2012 New York yearbook. Micah Ganske’s portrait of his wife Colette is her silhouette superimposed on an image of her childhood home, threeASFOUR covered Yoko Ono in curls of paisley, Karley Sciortino made a t-shirt for Matthew Stone, Kenny Scharf put Kembra Pfahler before a castle and flying unicorn, and BodyByBody imagined Parker Ito on an iPhone. Other artists involved include Aurel Schmidt, Cass Bird, Terence Koh, Cynthia Rowley, Dash Snow, Gordon Hull, and Ryan McGinley.
Portrait of a Generation is on view at The Hole through August 10.