About Gary Cannone
Low Hanging Fruit is the Low Hanging Fruit of Metaphors, 2014
Comedy set done as part of KCHUNG's contribution to "Made in LA" exhibition at the Hammer Museum. Performance begins at 34:45
Corner Prop (Study), 2014
Six Foot Party Sub on top of Jorge Pardo's Mountain Bar, 2014
T & A Q & A, 2014
QR Code (Armory), 2014
Hand-drawn QR Code done during "Monster Drawing Rally" fundraiser at Armory Center for the Arts (Drawing is legible to QR Readers and links to the gallery's current...
Soap on Mirror
Columbo Club, 2014
Monthly Screenings / Gatherings / Performances centering on episodes of the television show "Columbo" projected on hill overlooking Los Angeles
Brainstorm / Shitstorm, 2014
Brainstorming Books, Enemas
Sorted Jokes, 2014
Ink on Index Cards
Image taken as cab crossed exact spot where John Kennedy was assassinated, camera pointed towards "Grassy Knoll."
Chicken Exchange Rates, 2013
Exchange rates between parts of a chicken after the removal of currency as a mediating device. Calculations overlaid with chart. (Pencil and Marker on Canvas)
Drywall Rubbing, 2012
Audio of a hand rubbing drywall, played from a boombox on a chair against wall in exhibition space
Mint Condition U.S. Currency (1963) Exchange Rates, 2013
Exchange rates between collectible 1963 coins and dollar bills after the removal of currency as a mediating device. Calculations overlaid with chart. (Pencil and...
Let's Call it a Book, 2013
Unbound pages from an unpublished book (entitled Hiya, Gary!), given away one-at-a-time to house guests.
Drum Solo (After Keith Moon), 2012
Score created using limbs matching limbs used in "My Generation" drum solo.
Nineteen nails driven into wall corresponding to visible stars of the Sagittarius constellation (variable dimensions)
Pointing Piece, 2013
Abu Ghraib image and John Baldessari artwork
You Bet Your Life / Death Spiral, 2013
dry transfer on wall, 2 1/4 x 6"
Ultimate Foreigner Setlist Prototype, 2011
The best possible concert sequence of the rock group "Foreigner" was decided upon, written out in sharpie, and duct-taped to the floor of the exhibition space....
Base Three, 2008
Rocks and Three Stooges beer coasters were utilized to create a simple demonstration of a Base Three counting system where: 0=Moe, 1=Larry, and 2=Curly. (images...
Andrew Cunanan Fugitive Library, 2007
A recreation of the library assembled by Andrew Cunanan during his 1997 killing spree. (images copyright Joshua White)
Hiya, Gary! 2008-11
Hiya, Gary! is a book of collected anecdotes documenting deviance, improvisation, hyperbole or failure in intended acts of communication and exchange. The entire...
The Environment, 2007-08
"The Environment" written in neon
The Clint Eastwood, 2007
The results of a 2006 google search completing the pattern 'The Clint Eastwood of x" are hand-written on a gallery wall each time the work is shown.
Film Club, 2001-06
Film Club was a screening series originally hosted in Gary Cannone's apartment and later at various locations in Los Angeles, Rome, and New York (gallery spaces,...
Four minutes of CNN "Headline News" from 2001. Information in the bottom ticker, usually showing sports scores and stock prices, replaced with "readings" of objects...
Right Hand, Left Hand, Right Foot, Left Foot (John Bonham), 2012
Portraits of Led Zepplin drummer John Bonham done with each limb
Untitled Portrait, 1998
Portrait of Adolph Hitler without his mustache
Randolph Street Gallery Survey, 1993
Visitors to Randolph Street Gallery’s 1993 exhibition “Under Contract” were asked to hypothetically barter between six items (grapes, apples, eggs, chicken...
A Letter I'm Going to Mail Tomorrow, 2003
A letter addressed to Robert Rauschenberg asking if he would agree to having a hired hypnotist attempt to make him forget that he produced his famous "Erased...
Freud Bookcase (Detail), 1992
Books matching a section of Sigmund Freud's bookcase were gathered in the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, stacked, and photographed. Final form of piece...
Seated and Standing Poses for Art Students, 1998
Students from Loyola University Art Department were each given a xeroxed book of line drawings based upon photographs of famous artists. Each drawing was...
Celebrity Lookalike Drawings, 1998
Students from multiple art schools were given photographs of celebrity impersonators and hired to make drawings from these images.
Adjectives used by Kurt Cobain during magazine and newspaper interviews, (1991-94), 1997
Recordings of adjectives used by rock musician singer Kurt Cobain (culled from magazine interviews) were played ten-seconds apart during a group exhibition. A...
A cake with a secret code written in icing was donated to Cakewalk Magazine's launching auction/fundraiser. The top message of the cake stipulated that if the...
New Art Examiner Project (1996)
A $5 discount was offered to new New Art Examiner subscribers, in exchange for their agreement to become eye donors. A laminated eye donor card was offered to new...
Subliminal Artists' Statements, 1995
Recordings of “Artist Statements” from artists participating in a group exhibition were subliminally embedded into the “Top 10” pop songs the week prior to...
Transfusion (Books from Keith Richard's Library), 1996
Roughly fifty books belonging to Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richard, rumored to need numerous blood transfusions because of past drug use, were gathered and...
Hijackers / Bela Lugosi, 1996
text directly on wall (6" wide)
James Dean (Books in Possession - 44th Street Apartment, Manhattan, 1952), 1992
Library books matching those belonging to James Dean while living at the Iroquois Hotel in Manhattan (1952) were exhibited butted up against each other on the...