Krista Howard

MASK.ING

Howard495 is pleased to present MASK.ING a group exhibition featuring works by Beau Dick, T.J. Wilcox, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Douglas Coupland, Adad Hannah, Andy Warhol, Alison Yip, Tyler Shields, Pentti Sammallahti, Tyler Toews, Shawn Hunt, Sara Gulamali, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Steven Klein; all of whom employ masks and masking along various, yet tandem, trajectories.
On view by appointment Oct 3 – Nov 28, 2020
Gif Beau Dick, Untitled -Made in solidarity with the Dakota Pipeline protests , 2016

Alex Prager: The artist who straddles the real and the imagined

As we take down our inaugural show and ready the walls for Capture Photography Festival, I thought I would share this article I read a couple of months ago on Alex Prager.  Prager’s piece, “Wendy”, was indisputably, the most favoured piece in the show and I thought it interesting to stumble upon this article on …

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Conservators at the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Are Donating Their Face Masks and Gloves to Front-Line Medical Workers

Naomi Rea, March 18, 2020 Conservators at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are rounding up their supplies of face masks and surgical gloves to donate to medical workers in hospitals, who are in urgent need of protective medical gear amid a global shortage. The Rijksmuseum’s technical art historian, Erma Hermens announced the initiative on Twitter following an internal conversation …

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Artists Are Rallying to Donate Their Masks & Other Protective Gear to Hospitals Facing Shortages in the US

The Mask Crusaders began as a listserv suggestion from artist Camille Henrot.Rachel Corbett, March 23, 2020 As the country struggles with the coronavirus crisis, artists and designers who work with plaster, wood, concrete, pigment, or other dust-generating materials may find that they are sitting on a treasure trove of vital resources: N95 respirator masks, gloves, …

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Girly Riser

“Krista Howard chose Railtown as the venue for the Howard495 art gallery-office she’s added to her 14-year business advising global collectors.” Malcolm Parry / PNG “GIRLY RISER: After 14 years as a global art adviser, Krista Howard has launched a physical gallery and office, Howard495, in the Railtown district. Her debut show, titled Girlie Pics, Someone …

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And so the decade ends with an unassuming banana.

I can’t close out the decade without talking a little bit about “the banana”.  Everyone, art world aficionado or not, has more than likely heard about Maurizio Cattelan’s conceptual art piece, Comedian, the humble fruit that gained notoriety and inspired 1,000’s of memes at Miami Basel this year.  “Comedian” now a sold-out edition of three, with one …

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