If, like me, you have little to relate to in a bunch of snobby high schoolers running around the Upper East Side sneaking Martini's from their second step-dad's liquor shelf. Well, then you probably missed Brooklyn's own Kevin Fey being featured on CW's hit Gossip Girl last night. From Nylon Mag:
"We know you watch Gossip Girl for the clothes, but how about some of the scenery? Tonight's season finale features clothes from 3.1 Phillip Lim, and art by Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Fey. The Cooper Union undergrad may be younger than some of the Gossip Girl heartthrobs (ahem), but his very grown-up paintings will be featured in a gallery scene on tonight's show. Visit his website (www.kevinfey.com) if you're going through Gossip Girl withdrawal next week, since thanks to the Writer's Strike, this will be the last new episode you'll see in a looong time. Sigh."In his artist statement on ARTINFO, Kevin explains that his work is grounded in "but not limited by, the investigation of techniques and pursuit of various surfaces, marks and desires." Ah, how thematically ironic then that his work was featured on Gossip Girl, as these soul-less rich girls strive to fulfill their desires of popularity, unsustainable beauty, and the perfect :-*. Like the girls, Kevin says his paintings "are in a constant state of adapting to themselves."
To wrap up this nonsense, Kevin creates awesome paintings rooted in expressionism, and Gossip Girl was lucky enough to have paintings as awesome as his on their show. He goes to Cooper Union and in about a year, you'll be offering a two year salary for one of his pieces.
View a gallery of Kevin Fey's artwork. If you like, visit his website, and offer thousands for what you see. Then tell him to give me 10% or buy me a Sparks.