Review Club Donny in Frieze Magazine

Ideal Syllabus by Brian Kennon
when Frieze, no. 147, May 2012  

In an ongoing series, Frieze asks an artist, curator or writer to list the books that have influenced them. Brian Kennon put Club Donny amongst his favorites as Johan Huizenga’s, Lawrence Weiner, Mike Kelley, Christopher Wool and Josh Smith.

Kennon: “Updating image acquisition to the crowd-sourcing age, CLUB DONNY uses its website to solicit images that correspond to its widely open theme of ‘the personal experience of nature in the urban environment’. Each issue presents a selection of the digitally collected images as double-sided posters that are then folded into book form, but remain unbound. A gentle reminder that nature is not something outside, the urban area, but integral to it, recent issues have featured images of a car covered in potted plants, a fish tank in a Dutch restaurant, a vine-covered utility pole in Texas and resting cows in a Nigerian village.”