Yesterday during our lunch break, a few of us decided to head down the road to Ridgefield. To be honest, there is not much there but large houses, cute dogs, and The Aldrich. I was alway curious to check out this contemporary museum, but have hesitated since it is a pretty good distance from where I actually live. But from work, it was only about a 20 minute drive. And the drive was well worth it.
The exhibit that was on display that we went to see was the KAWS exhibit. For those of you who are unaware of who KAWS is, I’m almost sure you have seen some of his paintings or sculpture somewhere. They are unforgettable and once of a kind.
Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS, is a Brooklyn based artist and designer who started in the graffiti world and quickly progressed to a more recognizable artist through his street art. Taking the culture and characters that we know and love universally and twisting them to make them humorous and witty.
All that I had on me yesterday was my iPhone, so I snapped a few quick shots of the exhibition myself. Apparently to take pictures, you have to have somebody be in them as well.
If you live in Connecticut, please don’t pass up the chance to see the KAWS exhibit, it is by far one of the best and most interesting exhibits to come to this state in a very long time, and it shouldn’t be missed.