new york: flowers & candy

© agnès b. - photograph by designer agnès b.

the agnès b. galerie boutique in soho appealingly blends fashion and art, and we've come to love the great shows that are regularly held there. opening thu - aug 1 [7pm-9pm] is a group exhibition of photographs, paintings, drawings, and poems curated by jesse pearson, the founder and editor of apology, a new quarterly magazine of literature and culture. formerly the editor-in-chief of vice magazine, pearson founded the publication to offer an apologia against what he sees as the problematic state of magazines today. taking the idea of apology as its launching pad, the exhibition flowers & candy offers varied takes on these two classic gifts of remorse. the work on display ranges from beautiful and delicate to coarse and funny, the seemingly banal subjects of flowers and candy will be presented in many guises. the artists participating in the show are a mix of regular collaborators of its curator and the magazine and emerging talents, and includes tim barber, sammy markham, terry richardson, tara sinn and jim krewson. location: 50 howard street [soho].

© agnès b. - photograph by terry richardson